Back in the day Infusium 23 was my leave in of choice, there was always a bottle in my moms product cabinet and my hairdresser who I visited every Saturday always had it on her workstation as a permanent fixture for her clients.
These days leave in conditioners are still popular and why not, they form the basis of your after-wash regimen. There is so much variety it is hard to sort through which are the best ones especially when you are just starting out on a healthy hair journey.
With that said a little guidance, never hurt anybody, so here are our picks for the 6 best leave in conditioners for Natural and Relaxed hair.
1. At under $10 you cant go wrong with Giovanni Direct Leave in Conditioner. If you have relaxed or natural hair Giovanni will not disappoint, the texture of the product is silky smooth and just a little goes a long way. Giovanni is liquid heaven for most and a permanent part of any healthy hair regimen. Apply the Giovanni leave in on freshly washed and conditioned hair and leave the product in your hair for added moisture throughout the day.
2. Kinky Curly Knot Today cannot be left off of the list for the greatest leave in conditioners ever made, if we did that then we would not be doing this post any justice. The divine smell is a drop in the bucket in comparison to its super moisturizing ingredients. Oddly, this one does not have water as the first ingredients but it is made with care with extracts ranging from mango to marshmallow root and is free of parabens, silicones, sulfates and cruelty. With confidence we recommend picking up a bottle to reward your hair for being a good girl all year long. Use it straight after a wash when your hair already has good moisture balance or use it as a basis for the Kimmaytube leave in formula.
3. I’m sorry did you say this was the best leave in conditioner list? Well if it is then Cantu Shea Butter Leave in comes in at number three without hesitation Cantu Shea Butter has had mixed reviews in the relaxed and natural hair world, some women say it doesn’t ‘work’ for them and that might be true but for the women who love it, it’s a must have for their product stash. The product has a shot of protein in it which could be the reason it works so well on some heads but not on others. But regardless of what the miracle ingredient is, those who love Cantu Shea Butter, really love it and it would be remiss if we left it off the list.
4. If you google ‘best leave in conditioners for fine, dry damaged hair’ Nuetrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave in Cream is always there, if you don’t believe me, try it! the formula is very light weight which makes it ideal for fine hair that doesn’t like to be weighed down. It also makes it perfect for relaxed hair because anything that doesn’t add stress to your relaxed hair but adds moisture is a great choice. The label claims that it mends damaged ends which might be a little iffy but it could help with prevention if you are looking for a more realistic perspective.
5. This is an oldie but goodie, a great leave in for relaxed and natural hair Redken Extreme Anti-Snap leave in conditioner is awesome. Everybody has had a snap or two while styling their hair, and once it happens you do tend to get a little sad even if its just one strand (or maybe that’s just me). This conditioner adds strength to the strands, prevents friction and guards against breakage. It is pretty much magic in a bottle and it doesn’t hurt to have a little magic in your life.
6. Yea baby, she is still here and still going strong, Infusium 23 Leave in Treatment is not going anywhere when it comes to the best leave in conditioners of all time. The product is expertly made with emulsifiers and moisturizers that keeps the conditioner in hair cabinets religiously. If you have relaxed hair, this will be liquid gold for your strands, if you have natural hair especially fine hair, you will not go wrong if you use a splash of this product in your regular regimen.
There you have it, the 6 best leave in conditioner picks for natural and relaxed hair, what are your favorite leave in conditioners?