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Do you want soft, manageable, shiny hair? Who am I kidding? Of course, you do! A good leave in conditioner can help detangle knots, tame frizz, smooth curls, and protect your hair from damage.
Because I have thin hair that will tangle up if you look at it, I have tried a large number of leave in conditioners. I’ll share my favorites with you and help you pick the perfect leave in conditioner for your hair concerns.
When testing these spray-on conditioners, I spray them on when my hair is still fairly wet. I then let it sit for a bit before I comb out my hair.
If my hair is feeling particularly gnarly, I will apply the conditioner then wrap my hair up in a hair turban. The heat from the turban plus the conditioner has a mask-like effect on my hair.
So now we are finally going to get into the top picks.
This lightweight conditioner strengthens strands, adds natural shine and body, and provides UV protection. It is also silicone-free and formulated for color and chemically treated hair. If you can’t tell from my enthusiasm this is one of my favorites on the list.
Before receiving this product in a beauty subscription box, I had not heard of this brand before. I love the scent, it doesn’t take a ton of product, and it doesn’t leave my hair feeling greasy. The one downside is that it can be really hard to find.
Of all the conditioners on this list, this is probably the one that is the most well known. With multiple oils, this is one of the more hydrating conditioners on the list. For those with fine hair, make sure to use a light hand and avoid the roots.
If you are looking for a very lightweight conditioner that softens, detangles, controls frizz, and protects the hair from heat. All of the davines products have a very strong scent to them, so keep that in mind if you are sensitive to fragrance.
While technically called a mask, it acts as a leave in. It repairs and prevents breakage, restores hydration, detangles, and adds shine. Additionally, this leave-in mask is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten, DEA, silicone, or artificial dyes. If you have very dry hair you would want to use this product in addition to a normal in shower conditioner. Those with fine hair, the lightweight mist formula is perfect for you.
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