- The Best Leave-In Conditioners
The Best Leave-In Conditioners for Curly Hair
Leave-in conditioners may not seem like an essential hair care product, but we’re here to tell you they most definitely are.
Not only can these handy formulas repair any damage and breakages, but they can also enhance your beautiful curls, coils and waves. Whatever curl type you have, you can find the perfect solution here at Cosmetify. We have a plethora of leave-in conditioners, as well as hair masks, hair oils and hair creams, which all help improve curl definition, add shine and deliver a surge of moisture.
With no time to lose, let’s delve straight into our top 10 leave-in conditioners for curly hair.
Keep your curls in tip top condition with this formula from KMS. It helps enhance the hair from root to tip while protecting against frizz and humidity. Top ingredients include alpha hydroxy acid and lactic acid, as well as babassu seed oil to help restructure and smooth the hair.
Another drugstore favorite hair care product is this leave-in treatment from Shea Moisture. Suitable for natural curls from 1A to 4C, this formula is perfect for detangling, hydrating and acting as a barrier against heat damage. It also helps prevent any future breakages using a winning mixture of coconut oil and sweet almond oil. And if that wasn't enough, it’s cruelty-free too.
This leave-in conditioning cream is a firm favourite among curly haired beauty lovers thanks to the ultra-nourishing and moisturising formulation. It contains a blend of pure shea butter and natural oils which help restore your dry tresses while also repairing any damaged split ends. It’s also super affordable, which leaves room to splurge on other beauty essentials.
For a quick and easy option, take a look at this leave-in conditioner spray. Simply spritz onto your damp, freshly washed locks to help add instant hydration. It provides flexibility and bounce to your style without weighing down your curls. For the full curl routine, start with the Curl Passion Shampoo and Curl Passion Conditioner.
Philip Kingsley has a cult following of hair care aficionados and its not hard to see why. Their must-have conditioning spray treatment gets to work quickly repairing damage from heat styling tools and detangling any pesky knots. To do so, the lightweight solution contains hydrolysed elastin, almond seedcake extract and panthenol, which also adds plenty of moisture to your strands.
This purse-friendly one is specially formulated to nourish curly and coily tresses. The expert hair care fomula contains argan oil and flaxseed oil, which gets to work activating the curls and moisturising the strands. Use regularly before styling to hydrate your curls for healthier-looking, defined and stronger results.
Loved by celebs, OUAI is one hair care brand we simply can’t get enough of. Their leave-in treatment helps condition, detangle and protect the hair all in one go. Formulated with amnio acids, vitamin E and proteins, this A-lister approved formula is perfect for strengthening and smoothing the hair.
Get the salon experience in the comfort of your own home with Schwarzkopf Professional. Use after shampooing and conditioning to lock in all the moisture from the shower. Crafted for coily type 4 curls, this formula helps improve natural curl texture, protects against shrinkage and hydrates dry strands.
This leave-in treatment from Unite is specially designed for all curly and coily hair types. Use a small amount evenly across the hair to add definition and movement to your curl pattern. Enriched with rice proteins, this formula also helps protect and repair each strand to prevent frizz and flyaways.
A final one to add to the shopping list is the expert offering from Living Proof. This formulation helps block humidity and tame frizz in an instant, leaving your hair feeling soft and oh-so-smooth. It’s also free from nasties and is safe for coloured and chemically treated hair.
Written by Rebecca Jenkinson
Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.