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6 Thirst Quenching Moisturizers & Leave In Conditioners – Newsletter 19th August 2012

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6 Thirst Quenching Moisturizers & Leave In Conditioners

Mizani True Textures I received this question in my inbox recently “What is the difference between a leave in conditioner and a moisturizer? Can they be used interchangeably? Thanks, Keisha.”.

My answer: Yes, although it depends entirely on the context. Traditionally a leave in conditioner is used on damp hair straight after a wash while a moisturizer is used daily to keep the hair soft and supple until the next wash. Some leave in conditioners can be too ‘heavy’ to be used daily as they would leave your hair weighed down and greasy yet the same can be said of some daily moisturizers. You will also find that the ingredients in leave ins and moisturizers are pretty similar. So in reply, you can definitely use a leave in conditioner daily to moisturize your hair and similarly you can use a moisturizer on your hair straight after your wash as a leave in.

I have written before about what you should look for when picking a moisturizer for your hair and the same should apply when looking for a good leave in conditioner.

A good moisturizer/leave in conditioner is one that contains water as it’s first ingredient and an oil to seal in the moisture. Mineral and hydrogenated oils are probably best avoided in favor of natural oils like coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, jojoba etc. Also depending on your hair needs, you could also look for ingredients like hydrolyzed proteins to restore strength to your tresses daily and prevent breakage.

Here are examples of really good moisturizers and leave in conditioners that keep your hair soft and moist all day. These are arranged according to price.

1.  Giovanni Cosmetics Conditioner Direct Leave-In  Giovanni Cosmetics Conditioner Direct Leave-In $8.96
2.  Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Hair Conditioner  Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Hair Conditioner $18.00
3.  Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner  Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner $18.00
4.  KoKo du lait Daily Leave In Moisturizing Detangler  KoKo du lait Daily Leave In Moisturizing Detangler $18.99
5.  Oyin Handmade Hair Dew  Oyin Handmade Hair Dew $41.99
6.  Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner  Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner $46.68

Tip - The thicker the product the more it will weight your hair down if used daily.

Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide
Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide
Price: $17.08

 

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Hi! I'm Alma Ruddock, a full time blogger. I stumbled on a hair care forum in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair forever!. I started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to bring new information about hair on both this website and my personal blog.




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