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The Best Leave-In Conditioners for Curly Hair

By Rebecca Jenkinson -
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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.

KMS Tame Frizz Curl Leave-In Conditioner

KMS Tame Frizz Curl Leave-In Conditioner

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.

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Cantu Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream

Cantu Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream

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.

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milk_shake Curl Passion Leave-In Conditioner

milk_shake Curl Passion Leave-In Conditioner

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.

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Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner

Another drugstore favourite hair care product is this leave-in treatment from Shea Moisture. Suitable for natural curls or chemically processed hair, this formula is perfect for defining your curl pattern while adding plenty of body and volume. It also helps prevent any future breakages using a winning mixture of castor oil and shea butter. And if that wasn't enough, it’s cruelty-free and formulated without nasties.

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Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Leave In Conditioner

Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Leave In 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.

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As I Am Leave-In Conditioner

As I Am Leave-In Conditioner

This fabulous product is specially formulated to nourish curly and coily tresses. The expert hair care fomula contains coconut oil and sugar cane which gets to work sealing the hair cuticle and strengthening the strands. Use regularly before styling to hydrate your curls for healthier-looking, shinier and stronger results.

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OUAI Leave In Conditioner

OUAI Leave In Conditioner

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.

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Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner

Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner

Get the salon experience in the comfort of your own home with Ouidad. Use after shampooing and conditioning to lock in all the moisture from the shower. Crafted with prickly pear, green tea, arnica extract and cactus extract this cocktail of hair-loving ingredients helps improve curl definition, protect against environmental stressors and hydrate dry strands.

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Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Creme

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Creme

This leave-in treatment from Briogeo is specially designed for 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 amino acids, this formula also helps seals the hair cuticle to prevent frizz and flyaways.

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Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner

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.

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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.

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