You've been getting some BAD information.
A good antimicrobial soap for cleaning is recommended, but Dial is not the best choice. It can be very drying, and is harsh to the piercing (but not very strong for germ-killing). Satin and Provon are better choices.
Witch hazel has absolutely no place in piercing aftercare.
Sea salt soaks are probably the single best thing you can do for your piercing, at least for the vast majority of people. They WILL promote faster healing, theuy can help fight infection, and tey are very soothing for sore. irritated, or itching piercings. Very, very few people find them too drying.
Please take the time to read the healing and aftercare information on this site. Also, visit www.ringsofdesire.com
and read the aftercare information.