If you’re here, it’s probably because you and your hair need TLC, and by TLC, we mean a leave-in hair conditioner. Our hair endures a lot: brushing, heat styling, bleaching, rough towels and pillows, pollution, we could go on. All these factors are the perfect recipe for damage, breakage, dryness, and unruliness. The solution? You guessed it, a leave-in conditioner.
If you think best in skincare terms, think of a leave-in conditioner as your moisturiser. Shampoo is your cleanser, rinse-out conditioner is your serum, and of course, your heat protection is your SPF. That makes leave-in conditioner your moisturise, and we all know you should never skip your moisturiser.
Keep scrolling to meet eight of the best leave-in conditioners for hair that needs TLC.
SHEA MOISTURE MANUKA HONEY & YOGURT HYDRATE & REPAIR LEAVE IN CONDITIONER
We’re starting as we mean to go on, with a stellar leave-in conditioner. Shea Moisture are known for using nothing but the very best ingredients in their formulas, and the Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate & Repair Leave In Conditioner is no exception to the rule. Made using organic shea butter, manuka honey, and yoghurt, the spray works to hydrate, smooth rough and dry cuticles, fight split ends, and leave the hair feeling strong and resilient. All in a day’s work, eh?
SUN BUM REVITALIZING 3 IN 1 LEAVE IN CONDITIONER
If your hair struggles with heat, this one’s for you. Sun Bum’s Revitalizing 3 In 1 Leave In Conditioner is a bit of a miracle worker when it comes to detangling, conditioning, and protecting the hair (that’s why it keeps selling out). The three-in-one conditioner uses coconut oil, banana leaf, banana pulp and peel, to quinoa protein and sunflower seed oil to enhance the hair and restore its natural body, all while preventing split ends, and protecting against frizz and colour fade.
PHILIP KINGSLEY DAILY DAMAGE DEFENCE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
Philip Kingsley is known for being an OG in the haircare world, so you can expect nothing but glowing results from the Daily Damage Defence Leave-In Conditioner. The leave-in formula has been designed to shield the hair from the effects of heat styling while guarding against breakage and environmental aggressors. Made using hydrolyzed elastin to add strength and body, protein packed sweet almond seedcake extract to strengthen and smooth, and pro vitamin B5 to regulate moisture and plump the hair, the conditioner was basically made in heaven.
BRIOGEO FAREWELL FRIZZ ROSARCO MILK LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING SPRAY
Everyone who knows hair knows that when Briogeo put their minds to something, it’s always a hit. The Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray uses rosehip oil to protect the hair from UV and free-radical damage, argan oil to tackle dryness and dullness, vitamin E to soften and smooth, and coconut oil to seal in moisture. AKA this potion is a cocktail of hair loving ingredients that will leave your locks feeling deeply nourished, deeply hydrated, and deeply restored.
MANE 'N TAIL HERBAL GRO LEAVE-IN CRÈME THERAPY
If your hair is relaxed or chemically treated, you’re going to love Mane ‘N Tail Herbal Gro Leave-In Crème Therapy. The crème has been designed to rejuvenate the hair by restoring its natural elasticity and strength and conditioning the scalp – ding, ding, ding, we love the scalp care. Made with a blend of natural herbs and olive oil, the formula is here to prevent breakage, split ends, frizz, and dryness for your best hair day yet.
CANTU SHEA BUTTER HYDRATING LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING MIST
Texturized, coloured, and permed hair need Cantu in their regime, trust us on this one. Known for creating award-winning formulas for coiled, curled, braided, any wavy hair, Cantu use nothing but ultra-moisturising ingredients, and their Shea Butter Hydrating Leave-In Conditioning Mist is no exception. With pure shea butter to moisturise, the mist helps to reduce breakage, protect against frizz and flyaways, all while adding shine and strength.
DAVINES DEDE HAIR MIST LIGHTWEIGHT LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
Owners of fine hair will know the fear of adding an extra step into their haircare routine. Will it make my hair greasy? Will it make my hair stringy? Will I regret investing in another haul? The answer is no, but only if you’re using Davines’ DEDE Hair Mist. The detangling mist has been designed specially for fine hair types, to detangle and leave it frizz free, manageable without the dreaded weight that fine hair endures.
NOUGHTY INTENSIVE CARE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
And finally, Noughty’s Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner has entered the chat. If you’re not already familiar with Noughty’s work, then this is great place to start. Here to rescue dry, frizzy, and damaged hair, this crème has been created using a blend of 97% natural, nourishing ingredients including sweet almond extract and argan oil to leave it strong and protected from all that hopes to ruin your locks.