For those who have hair that is dry and damaged from day-to-day heat styling, drying, brushing, and bleaching, leave-in conditioners are one of the easiest ways to save your hair from it all. A leave-in helps to moisturize your hair, detangle it, protect it from damage, and add shine and vitality.
You have to choose the right formula otherwise, you will end up weighing the hair down. The right conditioner for your hair type needs to target your problem areas and help your hair become healthier and restored.
I have rounded up the best leave-in conditioners—from drugstore to high-brands— for fine, curly, thinning, and dry hair including the benefits they offer.
OUAI Leave-In Conditioner
This powerful, multi-tasking mist is ideal for every occasion. It protects hair from heat/UV damage, smooths split ends and frizz, detangles, and conditions every strand of hair. This spray will leave your hair with a gorgeous shine. It is lightweight and protects colored and burnt hair against further damage. It smells amazing and makes the hair feel healthy and not greasy, or oily.
Carol's Daughter Almond Milk Leave-In Conditioner
This leave-in conditioner is perfect for damaged hair. The lightweight consistency helps shield your weakened, over-processed hair from future damage. The almond milk works great for naturally curly hair since it contains ingredients that curls crave, like Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe & Shea Butters, and proteins. Your hair will immediately bounce back from the damage after just one use. No matter what this product will not leave your hair looking greasy and filling oily.
Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner
The creamy and herbal conditioner helps you to smooth the cuticles and remove knots, tangles, and snarls painlessly. If you have thick curly hair, use this conditioner as a leave-in and for wavy hair use it as a regular conditioner. You will get the curl definition and bounce back upon first use. It leaves my hair feeling light and bouncy without the usual buildup. It is paraben, sulfate, and silicone-free.
It's a 10 Haircare Miracle Leave-In
This nourishing treatment can be used as a detangler or as a restorative styling product. It repairs dry and damaged hair to bring out natural luster while making hair stronger and healthier with every use. In addition, the conditioner protects your hair from heat while smoothing, controlling frizz, preventing split ends, and stopping hair breakage. With continuous use, it will enhance your hair's natural body while adding shine and leaving your hair soft and bouncy.
Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
The formula of this leave-in conditioner contains organic raw shea butter, black castor oil, and ingredients like peppermint to revitalize and moisturize dry hair. It is also loaded with reparative omegas, Jamaican black castor oil that nourish dry and damaged hair. The product leaves hair feeling soft, shiny, and tangle-free. All the oil and moisture fights frizz and dryness and makes your hair really soft. The nice consistency glides easy on curls and does not leave a residue.
Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner
This conditioner creates a balanced, breathable moisture foundation that encourages curls to form and leaves hair soft and silky. It can be used as a base layer of moisture to prime hair for styling or to deeply hydrate curls with no greasy residue. With moisturizing botanical extracts like Arnica, Prickly Pear and antioxidants like Green Tea the leave-in helps protect the hair and promote hair health.
Pantene Combing Cream
The nutrient-infused formula smooths strands and takes away the frizz without leaving your hair feeling crispy or gummy. It is lightweight which helps detangle without weighing hair down. Use only a small amount to smooth hair for easy combing and to soften hair. It rehydrates and bounces your curls back.
SEXYHAIR Healthy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner
This conditioner offers lightweight moisture without weight, helps to detangle the hair, and reduces breakage on all hair types. It is generously infused with mimosa flower extract and moonstones for renewing and nourishing effects. Keeps the curls in check, works as a leave-in and refresher plus the light fruit fresh scent plays well with other products.
The Good Stuff Volumizing Hydration Foam Conditioner
This one is the best leave-in conditioner for fine hair. Light as a cloud, this hair conditioner instantly hydrates and nourishes your hair. It gives your hair all its natural movement, without extra weight holding it back while also providing your hair volume and relieving it of dryness and static. The conditioner leaves hair with way less frizz, less split ends, shiny and manageable.
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Leave In Conditioning Spray
This leave-in conditioner is ideal for frizzy, dry, or damaged hair. It’s packed full of beneficial natural ingredients including rosehip oil, argan oil, and coconut oil that help control frizz, split ends and protect against breakage. It provides natural hair shine and is suitable for those who have undergone any harmful chemical hair treatment. It can be used on all hair types.