The Best Conditioner To Use For Your Hair Length
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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 ick 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.
L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Treatment, $45
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 blowdryer or iron—prime with this oil, which protects hair at up to 500 F.
Moroccanoil Moroccanoil Treatment, $44
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.
Smoke & Mirrors Conditioning Cleansing Oil, $29
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.
OUIDAD Curl Immersion™ 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 – 13oz, $5.69
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.
Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Brassica Seed & Shea Oils Silkening Conditioner, $24
Even fine hair gets dry. Fortunately, this conditioner is light enough to restore the skinniest strands. Teeny tiny microspheres deliver brassica seed oil, a fast-absorbing natural alternative to silicone, and shea oil. Not only that, the conditioner has time-release actives that work to battle the heat and help your silky smooth style stay all day.
Reverie Nude Conditioner, $40
Sourced from organic ingredients globally, this conditioner is as gentle as they come. Needless to say, your hair has never felt so soft or luxurious, and trust us, it won’t weigh you down.
Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask, $32
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 (silk!) and panthenol ingredients soak in to build strands back up.
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil, $25
This oil strengthens and smooths, bringing stressed out ends back to shiny. Highly concentrated with organic bamboo and smoothing organic kendi oil, nutrients are delivered directly into strands. The eco-certified product is best for those with medium to thick locks.
Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Masque, $36
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.
ColorProof Signatureblonde Violet Conditioner, $30.99
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, $27
Stay blonde longer with this gentle color enhancing formula, that gives fairer ladies the nourishment they need.