The human body is 60% water, so why is your hair dry? We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again—moisturizing locks is the key to a healthy mane. The best hair hydrators won’t weigh hair down, but aren’t too flimsy, either—they give strands much-needed moisture without that icky greasy feeling. How can you find the goldilocks balance in this extensive category? We rounded up the best of every kind of conditioner to make sure you’re using what’s right for you because we should all look like we’ve emerged from a waterfall in the morning. Scroll below to find the best conditioner for your hair length and type!
Best Conditioner for Long Hair
L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment: $46
Rehydrate long locks with this miracle oil. Keratin works to reconstruct the hair while Phyto IV Complex makes strands smooth and silky. Bonus, don’t fear the blow dryer or iron—prime with this oil, which protects hair at up to 500 degrees.
IGK Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat: $29
Made from the shiniest living thing in the world, it’s no wonder that this game-changing conditioner leaves locks strengthened, softer, and seemingly enhanced. It works on all hair types but long-haired ladies will especially notice results.
Best Conditioner for Short Hair
Moroccanoil Treatment: $16
Don’t skip conditioner just because you have shorter strands. This treatment packs a punch—it doubles as a detangler and can be used in styling, though it is super light.
IGK Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil: $29.87
This two-in-one dream cream cleanses and conditions without stripping hair’s natural oils or weighing it down. Think of it as a cure all for dry scalps, color-treated hair, and/or shorter strand girls, who aren’t trying to do too much. Also, not to sound weird, but you have to smell this—it is amaze.
Best Conditioner for Curly Hair
Ouidad Coil Infusion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner: $38
It takes just two minutes for Ouidad’s deep conditioning treatment to work its magic. Coconut, avocado, and grapeseed oils penetrate the cuticle to banish frizz, allowing your most-defined curl pattern to come through.
OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Conditioner: $5.79
You don’t have to spend a fortune to serve great locks, especially when you hydrate with sweet honey and coconut and citrus oils (um, can we eat it?). Smelling as good as it sounds, this conditioner gives curls definition while taming flyaways for bouncy, beautiful waves.
Best Conditioner for Fine Hair
Reverie Nude Conditioner: $40
Sourced from organic ingredients globally, this conditioner is as gentle as they come. Needless to say, your hair will never feel so soft or luxurious, and trust us, it won’t weigh you down.
Best Conditioner for Damaged Hair
Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask: $23.97
Prevent breakage and dryness with the ultimate mask, made for those with damaged locks. Your mane will look and feel revived after the bamboo water, hydrolyzed silk, and panthenol ingredients soak in to build strands back up.
Best Conditioner for Textured Hair
Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Masque: $18.86
Macadamia’s Ultra Rich Moisture Masque is specifically formatted for coiled to coarse hair textures. Bring it your damaged, dry, and color-treated hair and prepare to be hydrated, repaired, and reconstructed.
Best Conditioner for Blonde Hair
ColorProof SignatureBlonde Violet Conditioner: $44
This conditioner neutralizes any brassy or yellow tones, so your blonde can shine as brightly as when you left the salon. Protein-rich KeravisTM and soy protein (propelled by nanotechnology) work their way deeply into strands, restoring the elasticity hair loses after bleaching.
Drybar Blonde Ale Brightening Conditioner: $59
Stay blonde longer with this gentle color-enhancing formula that gives fairer ladies the nourishment they need.
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