Best 6 Leave In Conditioners For Natural And Relaxed Hair

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 can’t 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.


Originally posted 2013-05-08 15:00:13.

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

  1. Cherrice Arnold
    Cherrice Arnold

    I use # 6 on my hair and my 3 daughters hair and it is wonderful… Each of us has a different grade of hair but this doesn’t leave a film on our like Cantu #3… I use it on wet and dry hair with no problem.

  2. Ladonna Greenidge
    Ladonna Greenidge

    i love cantu when using ensure you use it on freshly washed hair or else it can lead to residue from product build up and try not to use too much

  3. Jordan Banks

    Number 1 and 3… works amazing wonders in my hair 1 week in a half braid out styles… #3 smells wonderful
    #4yearsNatural

  4. Rashonda

    I like Cantu. But it weighs my hair down. Another product I would recommend is Nutress Hair leave-in conditioner. It is the bomb! Its spray on so there is not a lot of product build up. This should have made the list . You ladies should check it out ! 🙂

  5. Nessa

    My fave leave in conditioner is the Alikay Natural Lemongrass Leave In. I love the smell and the fact that its so lightweight.

  6. Sharon

    I have been told by my braid stylist leave-ins make your scalp dry and not to use them what is everyone’s opinion on this ?

  7. Deadra Rahaman

    Karen’s Body Beautiful sweet ambrosia leave-in is excellent and is a staple for my thick, course hair!

  8. Deitra

    Karen’s Body Beautiful is awesome and smells amazing! I started out using Giovanni, and also tried Shea Moisture Curly Milk but Karen’s is the best for my hair.

  9. Alister Jacob

    Giovanni Direct leave in dries my hair. Instead of adding moisture to my hair it sucks the moisture out. I have tried it numerous times and just ended up giving the bottles to my daughter. Cantu and kinky Curly knot today are okay. I have tried numerous formulas from Shea Moisture. I am still on a quest for a good leave in conditioner for MY hair.

  10. Nicole L. Mack

    I’ve never had any success with a leave-in, so I figured they don’t work on my hair. Yet as I study healthy hair habits almost every article, book, blogger, YouTube guru mentions them. I’ll have to give it 1 more shot.

  11. Denise Williams

    I fell in love with 1 but now can’t find it in st Petersburg, so I use Shea moisture leave in, with black castor oil

  12. Tasha CamilleHbic Drake

    For some reason, when I went to the hair store the other day, I brought #3. Glad I did cause I’m trying to go natural without cutting my hair.

  13. Lenora John

    I have #3 but I love the Jamaican-Black-Castor-Oil-Strengthen-Grow-Restore-Leave-In-Conditioner. My hair loves it!

  14. Jenice Mckenzie

    Number 3 is good but it contains a carcinogen. Read the ingredients and do your research if you do not believe.

  15. Brittany Richardson

    #3 should be replaced with the cantu argan oil leave in instead. Now that stuff is heaven. And #6 i would recommend it on relax hair, works like a charm but dont use on natural hair because it will dry it out. I will try the others!

  16. Sharon Yvette Scranton

    I can’t use any of those things in my hair or even put in any leaving conditioner I don’t know what it is the different products I think it might be there my hair course is totally different is not thick is silky and all I can do is just wash it sprayed with oil sheen beautiful after I air dry.

  17. Cheryl Hughie

    Cantu Shea Butter. …… I’ve been using this since I’ve been natural. A little over 3 yrs now. Love it………

  18. Vedejah Scroggins

    I like its a ten literally one bottle has lasted me a year it’s crazy and that’s with me washing every week I may have missed a few times but my hair noticed it only takes a few squirts like 3 for your whole head to be covered

  19. Tiara S Evans

    Idk why but every client that sits in my seat that uses cantu has very dry, brittle hair. Just a 2 year long observation.

    1. Tonya Jones

      It’s the protein. When I was newly natural I loved Cantu as well, but I had to get away from it, my hair was dry. I think it would be better for permed hair.

  20. Katrina Davis

    I’ve used a lot of stuff for my natural hair Cantu has always been the best and now the only product that I use

  21. Trice Marie

    I’m currently wearing a relaxer and cantu seems kinda thick to me. But good for natural hair. Personally I like Keracare leave in mixed with a little gloss serum by cream of nature argan oil brand. Always comes out silky

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