The Absolute Best Conditioners For Every Hair TypePublished on March 11, 2020. Updated May 15, 2020
Do you ever think about what’s in conditioner and what your current formula is doing and not doing for you? There is so much more to conditioner than the ingredients that help hydrate our locks. Different hair types and concerns require different ingredients to help keep hair healthy and using the wrong type can leave your hair feeling heavy, dry, or unruly. So whether your hair type is dry, fine, oily, or curly, it’s important to know exactly which formulation works for you to achieve shiny, bouncy locks.
Fine Hair: Sachajuan Leave-In Conditioner
Some hair experts suggest that people with really fine or thin hair forgo traditional conditioner and opt for a leave-in conditioner instead, which tend to be hydrating, but also super lightweight. Sachajuan is a hair salon in Stockholm known for hair products that have the most beautiful and immediate effects. This oil-free leave-in option is sprayed onto towel-dried hair to provide moisture while leaving the hair bouncy and scalp healthy as it dries. While it can be used as a styling primer for other hair types, it’s been specifically formulated to act as a conditioner for fine and thin hair in place of any use-in-shower products.
This lipid-rich conditioner hydrates and nourishes, transforming hair after just one use. Formulated with luxurious caviar extract, omega fatty acids, and exclusive Seasilk, the hair system is “clinically proven to provide moisture, smoothness, and manageability while reducing breakage by more than 99% and providing thermal protection up to 450°F,” according to Alterna Haircare‘s website. It’s suitable for all hair types, from straight to tightly coiled and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic color.
Curly Hair: Aveda Be Curly Conditioner
This conditioner is part of Aveda’s curl-focused line of products that are beloved by those with waves, curls, and coils alike! Key ingredients include wheat protein and an organic aloe blend that expands when hair is wet and retracts when dry to create definition and tame frizz. Plus, certified organic lemon, bergamot, and orange leave a refreshing, natural scent after conditioning.
Oily Hair: Rahua Voluminous Conditioner
This organic and vegan conditioner can be used as a traditional rinse-out conditioner or for co-washing! Regardless of how you use it, it’s sure to leave oily hair squeaky clean and full-bodied. It has been specifically formulated for those with fine or oily hair, so you don’t need to worry about this conditioner weighing hair down or adding extra oil to your roots. Plus soothing lavender and uplifting eucalyptus (which is known for its clarifying properties too!) leave your hair smelling clean and refreshing post-shower!