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The 15 Best Leave-In Conditioners

If you have particularly unruly hair, or seem to always end up with split ends no matter how hard you try, you may want to consider a leave-in conditioner. These products are usually meant to be used in addition to your more traditional shampoo and conditioner regimens.

You may be wondering why the extra conditioning step, but leave-in conditioners provide an extra boost of moisturizing, nourishing, strengthening and softening properties for the hair. They also make hair softer, less frizzier and easier to comb, meaning less split ends. If all this sounds like your hair dream, maybe it’s time to try some of the best leave-in conditioners below.

DEDE Hair Mist: This spray leans on the light side, as it goes light on the oil. It’s perfect if you want manageable hair, without the weighted down, overly shiny feeling.

John Masters Organics Green Tea & Calendula Leave-in Conditioning Mist: If you’re looking to go natural, harness the best of green tea extracts with this formula, as the name suggests. It’s chock full of botanical oils for getting the best locks naturally.

TRESemme Split Remedy Leave-In Condition Spray: This formula repairs split ends while making hair easier to brush, acting as a split end preventative. This product is on the budget side (in the $5 range) and should be easy to come by.

Knot So Knotty: This product was made for those with thick hair that tends to tangle very easily. The hydrolyzed silk in this formula is what makes hair so easy to comb through.

Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner: This was made specifically to add moisture back to dry and damaged hair. It stops fly-aways and blocks hair against humidity.

Pantene Pro-V Moisture Mist Hair Detangler Light Conditioning: This is also on the more affordable and easy-to-find side, as Pentene products tend to be everywhere. It is a light option for fine hair and perfect for hair that tangles easily.

Kms California Curl Up Leave-In Conditioner: Here’s a product that’s ideal for curly-haired types. It’s easy to apply to curly hair and leaves it looking soft.

Kevin.Murphy Un.Tangled: This combines the best of Australian ingredients to give back moisture and protect hair from heat.

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil: This is perfect for those who have dyed or chemically processed their hair. It blocks UV rays, which is important for keeping chemically processed hair looking its freshest.

InstaNatural Argan Oil Infused Hair Treatment: Harness the best of natural argan oil (a great natural moisturizer) with this formula.

Blow Pro You Only Smoother Advanced Smoothing Spray: Here’s a general product that works in all hair types to repair and moisturize hair. The manufacturer has even dubbed it the “universal, self-correcting spray.”

Marula Nature Marula Oil Leave-In Conditioner: This natural product comes free of sulfates, parabens, propylene glycol, DEA, and salts, while leaving hair soft and easy to comb.

Silk18 Natural Conditioner By Maple Holistics: Here’s another great product for anyone looking to go natural. It’s a sulfate-free formula with argan, jojoba and botanical keratin.

Aussie Hair Insurance Leave-In Conditioner: Australian Silk Protein in this formula keeps hair protected and manageable.

DevaCurl B’Leave-In: Here’s another great product for curly hair. It acts as a volumizer, making it great for fine hair types.