There's always that girl whose curls are bouncier than Lebron's dribbling; one where there is never a hair out of place, no matter what the humidity level. Spoiler alert: there's a lot of leave-in conditioner under that low-maintenance look. You probably already know that natural hair needs top-notch moisture to live its best life, but I'm here to tell you that yours iswash togethereComb creamthey don't cut. Yes, you need this extra step –Leave-in natural hair conditioners prevent breakage, smooth flyaways and wick away tangles while keeping curls hydrated and soft.But you can't just sprinkle any leave-in on your hair—you have to find the right one. The following are the 15 best leave-in conditioners for natural hair, regardless of your hair type.
Best strengthening leave-in conditioner for natural hair
Camille Rose Curl Love Moisturizing Milk
$14 ON TARGET
Look, I'll be the first to admit that I could be a little gentler with my curls. Maybe I should reduce the excessive heat, IDK. But unlike the ladies at the hair salon, this leave-in conditioner doesn't judge my hair breakage. Actually repairing it worksdamaged curlswhile you keep your thoughts to yourselfthanks to the blend of rice milk, antioxidants and rosehip oil.
Best leave-in conditioning spray for natural hair
White Peony Honey Leave-in Conditioner
Now 37% discount
$9 ON AMAZON
This leave-in conditioner fornatural hairIt's a 24/7 lifesaver, but it's especially useful when you're short on time. Like waking up five minutes before a Zoom meeting with your boss. White tea extract, jojoba oils &Silk amino acids lock in moisture and smooth your curlsfaster than you can say, "wait, can you hear me now?"
Best lightweight leave-in conditioner for natural hair
Miss Jessie's vacation in Condish
$28 ON AMAZON
This leave-in natural hair conditioner is so lightweight, you might not even think you're getting the job done. But fear not - the formulainsolesAloe-Blatt-Saftand pumpkin seed extract in the hair,makes it super soft and elastic. Really, your curls will hold their shape no matter how many times you touch them (but don't try).
Best multitasking leave-in conditioner for natural hair
The Mane Choice The Alpha Soft As Can Be 3-in-1 Conditioner Revitalisieren & Erfrischen
Now 50% discount
$7 AT ULTA BEAUTY
It's like one day we hated all 2 in 1nourishing shampoos, and in the next, every brand launched a hair product that ~does it all~. I was very skeptical of these multitaskers until this leave-in conditioner came my way. Massage the biotin and tea tree-enriched product into your hair for about five minutes, rinse and it becomes a co-wash. Work from the root of the curls to the ends andit becomes a conditioning and detangling hybrid.And it's actually quite effective when it comes to all three claims - you love to see it.
Best leave-in conditioner for naturally straight hair
Filha do Tio Funky thirsty curls
$15 ON AMAZON
I think the only thing worse than realizing yoursBeckonBecoming flat and lifeless in the middle of the day is noticing a large piece of lettuce in the middle between your two front teeth - aka not great. Luckily, this leave-in conditioning spray will save your natural hair from that sad existence. spray &The formula with coconut milk and rosemary brings back your curlsto his 9 o'clock state: plump, bouncy and hydrated.
Best leave-in conditioner for natural hair
Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Detangler
$13 ON TARGET
Think of this leave-in conditioner like a foam roller in a bottle - with the help of ingredients like slipper elm and marshmallow root,he unties his tangled knotsand turns them into silky curls. Also, by getting rid of all of thesetangled, you don't have to worry about breakage every time you run a comb through your hair. A big win.
Best leave-in conditioner for extra dry natural hair
Now 21% discount
$33 AT ULTA BEAUTY
Look, Tracee Ellis Ross could sell me a tattered baseball cap she found on the subway — but even if I wasn't a die-hard fan, I'd still rave about this leave-in conditioner. My type 4 hair needs all the moisture it can get and this creamy blend of almond oil and honey provides it. DoesyourBeckonbangs and wet your natural hairwithout making it soft.
Best leave-in conditioner for defined natural hair
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner
$9 ON AMAZON
Some leave-in conditioners for natural hair make finding your curl pattern seem like a game of hide and seek. Instead of settling for greasy conditioners that oversaturate hair,Switch to this lightweight, curl-defining leave-in.If theCoconut beerand the shea butters in this formula come together, it's like a collaboration between Drake and Future - they work together, one never overwhelms the other and it's always a hit.
Best leave-in conditioner for fine natural hair
Ouidad moisture barrier leave-in conditioner
$26 AT ULTA BEAUTY
If you think it's impossible to add body and moisture without dealing with dirt build-up, this leave-in natural hair moisturizer will prove you wrong. This is achieved by including ingredients such as green tea, vitamin B5 and prickly pear extractconditioner increasedVolumeand moisture without leaving a trace.
Best leave-in conditioner for frizz and flyaways
Form Beauty Multitasking-Leave-in-Lotion
US$474 ON FORMBEAUTY.COM
FYI there is nothing wrong with thatruffle, but if you're dealing with those hairs that won't straighten no matter how much product you apply, this leave-in conditioner is a game changer. thea light marshmallow blend of argan oil and grapeseed oil restores moisture to your curls,smoothes the cuticles and makes those annoying breakouts a thing of the past.
Best heat protecting leave-in conditioner for natural hair
Jane Carter Solution Revitalisierendes Leave-In Conditioner Spray
$20 ON AMAZON
Like I said, I'm hesitant when it comes to multitasking hair products, but this natural hair leave-in conditioner surpassed my test. Aloe vera and fruit extracts also eliminate drynessCreate a protective bubble around your curls to protect them from thisheat damage.
The best leave-in conditioner for natural hair
Oyin Handmade Greg Juice Herbal Leave-In Hair Tonic
$14 ON AMAZON
whenever youBeckonlook like the underside of a broom, spritz on this natural hair leave-in conditioner. It's perfect for picking me up at noon—Plant-based moisturizers instantly revitalize your stiff locks.Plus, the scent is absolutely delicious and will not overdo it for anyone lucky enough to enter their 6 foot space.
Best drugstore leave-in conditioner for natural hair
Cantu Sheabutter Repair Cream Leave-In Conditioner
Now 48% discount
$5 ON AMAZON
Anyone with natural hair knows that there are so many gems to be found in hairDrugstorehallway, and the leave-in conditioner is no exception. it isformula enriched with shea butter is deeply moisturizing,quenches any thirst and gives you more manageable curls.
Best leave-in conditioner for dull natural hair
Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-in Conditioner
$40 ON AMAZON
This leave-in conditioner is basically like putting lip gloss on your hair. It leaves a spritz of moisture on all your curls andgive me onemirror shineinstantly livens up dull hair,no sticky residue left.
Best leave-in conditioner for thick, dry natural hair
Carol's Daughter Leave-in Conditioner
$14 ON AMAZON
When it comes to natural hair that is thick and thickseco, you need a leave-in conditioner that not only sits on your tresses but can penetrate. the mixture outCastor oil, black cumin seed and ginger round out this moisture-locking formula.that goes to the roots to get (and keep) hydrated tresses.
Ama KwartengAma Kwarteng was previously Associate Beauty Editor at Cosmopolitan.