What I do is put a drop or two in my hands, spread it around, and then gently finger through the last 3 or so inches of my hair. Then, I put one drop on the end of my finger, run the tines of my comb through it, and comb the last foot or so of my hair.
It disappears pretty fast for me. The trick is to not use too much. My ends feel much better.
Honey and glycerin are humectants -- they attract water, both to and out of your hair. There is a particular way to use them to make sure it's pulling to your hair, not out of it, but I am not terribly enlightened about it.
There are also heavier leave-ins you can make, but I've always been a little too scared to try them!