Leave-in conditioners can be misunderstood by wavies, collies, or curlies all over. Most naturals don’t know the difference between a leave-in conditioner and moisturizer. Understanding its place in your hair care routine will determine if you need to add this to your care. We’ve answered a few questions to help you decide if a leave-in conditioner is right for you.
A conditioner leave-in is not the same as a regular conditioner, also known as a rinse-out conditioner. Leave-in conditioners tend to be more watery and lighter than the regular conditioners for the reason that rinse-out conditioners are created to stick to your tresses after rinsing it out which can cause build up if left in longer than recommended. Leave-in conditioners typically have humectants that hold moisture in your strands to make them more powerful and flexible. Which make water based leave-ins ideal as they allow your hair to retain moisture easily.
Best 2017 Leave-Ins
Miss Jessie Leave-In Conditioner
This conditioner and detangler acts as a vital frizz fighter and moisturizer for every kind of curl. This conditioner is a great style “prep” product as it coats your locks and curls with a moisture layer of protection before you style your hair.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Touch Leave-in Cream
This moisturizer is great for repairing damaged hair. Its ideal for those with high porosity. The silky cream melts into the strand and helps minimize frizz when styling. This moisturizer isn’t thick or greasy which works well for those with finer hair textures. Learn more about low porosity natural hair in this new post.
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
Giovanni Direct Leave-in uses water, rosemary oil, barbedness leaf juice, nettle, and thyme extract, to restore the luster and strength in your tresses. This product will help you restore moisture and nourishment to build your hair health.
Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner
Developed for damaged, dry or chemically processed hair, No Frizz Leave-in Conditioner promotes a anti- frizz aggressive technology that blocks humidity and to retain moisture without the use silicones or chemicals. No frizz Leave-in Conditioner makes hair easy to comb through and great as a detangler.
Luv Natural Love Me
This leave-in is great for minimizing shed, making tangles easier to manage and helping break up knots. It has a pH balance designed to work with your hair.
Camille Rose Natural Fresh Curl
The lightweight curl refresher is made from castor seed oil, deionized water, and avocado oil. This combination helps rejuvenate the hair and detangle dry, frizzy tresses.
AG Hair Fast Food Leave On Conditioner
This hair conditioner is here to feed dry, starving curls the nutrients they require. With a mix of natural ingredients including wild cherry and Jojoba oil, this leave on conditioner can help improve your hair health. Decrease frizz, enhance shine, and save your curls.
Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Crème
This leave-in moisturizer has the natural ingredients to repair the hair but has the hold of a light gel as well. The perfect leave-in for styles that need to be set without adding build up to the curl or flaking.
Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner
This leave-in conditioner seals in important humectants and pantheons that act as a protective barrier against sun damage and heat styling. Mist your hair in the evening and morning or before any heat styling.
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
This conditioner’s ingredients are ideal for sealing moisture in the hair cuticle to promote growth. Argan oil restores polish while supporting natural hair’s elasticity. The product’s shea butter also works to moisturize the scalp.
Handmade Hair Dew
This leave-in, creamy conditioner is light enough for everyday use in your hair routine. It can be applied to bare hair after wash or throughout the week as part of your daily routine.
Eloquence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
This conditioner is a two in one. It is a leave-in conditioner, but can be rinsed for one minute to help improve moisture levels by adding essential proteins and lipids.
The common factor in all these leave-ins is the use of natural products. They are all designed to help lock in moisture and keep your hair healthy enough to promote growth. Protective styles, along with great conditioners, are some of the best ways to help keep your hair healthy.