Finding the right leave-in conditioner is like finding the perfect lipstick — it takes a lot of trial and error, but once you find the one you can never go back. You also stock up on the item every chance you get and then curse the universe when you run out or, worse, the product is discontinued.
The only bright side in that scenario is brands are constantly releasing new collections and, sometimes, those new launches really are bigger and better than ever before. When it comes to leave-in conditioners, we’ve actually found a handful of new-to-market selections we love. With superior moisture, yummy hair-healthy ingredients, and perfect price points, we have a feeling you won’t want to leave the house without letting your strands soak in one of these leave-ins.
I always say when it comes to Deva Curl products, the scent alone is enough to make you a loyal user, but, thankfully, the brand’s collections are equally amazing for your hair and that’s certainly true of the newest launch, Leave-In Decadence.
Every girl wants her curls to be bigger, looser, and wilder, but many of the products we use to achieve texture definition end up weighing down our strands. Enter this lightweight option with an ingredient list that sounds straight out of an LA health food store. There’s Quinoa Protein which contains eight essential amino acids to strengthen, protect, and condition hair; Pequi Oil which provides a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids to aid curl retention and frizz control; and Chufa Milk, an organic, allergy-free ingredient that provides intense moisture, nourishes, and revitalizes hair.
The name of this leave-in pretty much says it all. You have pure honey, as in the golden yellow substance that’s a natural moisturizer for strands — and also contains essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And then there’s the promise of putting a stop to breakage via the honey base which is complemented by the inclusion of argan oil, shea butter, coconut oil, keratin, mango, and acai berry to protect hair and prevent damage. Your hair will definitely tell the difference when it gets a feel of this.
It gets no lighter than this leave-in tonic from Carol’s Daughter which may be light in weight but is heavy in goodness. Created specifically for weak, undernourished hair, Matcha Green Tea is the star of this tonic which, combined with Coconut Water and Moringa, helps feed hair and make it less prone to breakage. And while it’s great on hair after washing and drying with the Green Supreme Shampoo and Conditioner, the tonic’s spray application makes it perfect for reviving second and third day hair
Moisture Miracle Coconut Milk & Honey Hydrate & Shine Leave-In Conditioner
If your hair likes a little milk with its honey, this lightweight leave-in spray is the perfect option for a daily dose of hydration, shine, and softening. As part of the Moisture Miracle Line, the spray incorporates the finest ingredients, from coconut milk to flaxseed oil, aloe vera, shea butter, and of course honey, to keep strands succulent.
If detangling strands after washing is still the bane of your existence, give this new leave-in treatment a try. The combination of Sugarcane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Marshmallow Root, and other botanicals blend together for a high-slip formula that will help you get your texture tangle-free in less time (and pain) so you can get to the fun part– styling. The good news is, unlike a lot of detanglers, this is also a styling product so the formula won’t weigh down your twist out, blow out, or any other look you choose to rock after wash day.
Another leave-in that knows the power of Mallow Root, the bonus with this equally awesome detangling conditioner is that it is part of Palmer’s Natural Fusions collection which means it can easily be combined with your favorite oils to create the perfect concoction for your specific hair needs on wash day and throughout the week.