The Best Leave-In Conditioners For Every Hair Type
The Best Leave-In Conditioners For Every Hair Type

The Best Leave-In Conditioners For Every Hair Type

A leave-in conditioning treatment could be worth adding into your haircare routine – not just to detangle, but also to strengthen and protect your strands before heat styling. Here are five that get our vote.
By Sapna Rao
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FOR TEXTURED OR CURLY HAIR

Pattern Leave-In Conditioner, £25 | Pattern

Textured and curly hair thrives on moisture, and this conditioning post-wash treatment is perfect for anyone looking for a bit more hydration. Free from nasties, it uses a unique blend of natural oils – including coconut, sweet almond, tea tree, avocado and honey – to give hair a softer finish once it’s dry. We love that it never leaves the hair greasy, crunchy or overly saturated – plus, the soft, floral scent is pretty addictive.

FOR BETTER HEAT PROTECTION

Chroma Absolu Sérum Chroma Thermique, £30.33 (was £33.70) | Kérastase

Everyone should prioritise heat protection before straightening, curling or even blow-drying their hair, and this smart formula is one of the best heat protectors. Designed especially for coloured hair, it creates a glossy finish and combats issues like humidity. This means you can expect less frizz and fewer flyaways. It’s also enriched with antioxidant vitamin E which reduces colour oxidisation, so your hair colour feels fresher for longer.


FOR ALL HAIR TYPES

OI All In One Milk, £26 | Davines

A favourite of our beauty team, Davines’ naturally derived formulas are seriously hardworking. This one’s formulated as a light but conditioning milk, so simply spritz into wet hair and brush through to detangle within seconds. The milk softens, protects and conditions the hair for better results when it’s dry. The best bit? The brand’s signature scent, which lingers long after the hair is dry.


FOR IMPROVED SCALP HEALTH

Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment, £44.50 | Oribe

We all know by now that better hair health starts with the scalp, so if you need a refresh or if you’re simply after something more hydrating, make this your go-to. It works to remove loose dandruff, while the cooling mint and calming chamomile formula soothes and balances the scalp. To apply it, section out your hair and apply the product directly onto the scalp where needed, and massage it into damp or dry hair.

FOR DEEPER NOURISHMENT

Refresh Purifying Leave-In Conditioner, £32 | Virtue

Deeply nourishing and perfect for detangling, this mist can be worked into wet hair. Lightweight, it’s powered by Alpha Keratin 60ku, which is Virtue’s hero ingredient. This works to mend broken bonds and repair aggravated strands for a stronger, smoother look over time. Plus, it protects your hair against harmful UV rays, without any pesky build up or grease.

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