We get questions all the time about product recommendations for dry thirsty hair and while we don’t know everyone’s situation what we do know is that there are some pretty cool products out there that are designed to solve just this problem.
Afro textured hair is naturally dry and this does not change if you relax your hair either, if anything your hair will be slightly drier when chemically processed.
As we know, the best moisturizing ingredient for your hair is water, so the first thing you have to look for when choosing a leave in conditioner* is water listed first on the ingredient list.
But we have made it easy for you and done all the hard research A.K.A. google searches. So if you are in the market for some great leave in conditioners we have eight that you might want to try. Here they are in no particular order…
Amazingly protein packed, this product is absolutely worth every penny you will spend on it. This company does not discount its products often but despite this, It’s A 10 is very popular among high porosity natural haired and relaxed women because of the protein content. It’s a thick creamy liquid yet its totally water based so it can be sprayed too. Please dont ask how they do that, we tend to not question a product that just works.
We love when a product can deliver the emollient along with the moisture, its like having the best of both worlds. So remember how we said if you want moisture you need the first ingredient to be water? Well this leave in conditioner fits that bill to a tee but it also has jojoba oil, olive oil, argon oil and coconut oil* to help seal the deal… get it?
Puns aside, Curl Junkie is never disappointing, all you have to do is give it a try, the line is packed with great stuff for curly hair. You won’t regret it.
Do you desire detangling freedom? We all do, we want the comb to glide through our hair with ease, we want to smile at the end of a detangling session, nobody likes tired arms or broken combs caused by stubborn knots.
Well, Texture My Way Leave-In conditioner* have made a formula designed to make detangling easy and deliver the moisture that your hair needs. If you read the reviews you see gushes from naturals saying things like ‘by far the best detangler I have ever used” or “My strands are finally cooperative”. The product hydrates and works for you so that you are not ripping through your hair so all in all, an excellent leave in conditioner. And if not for moisture, get it for the detangling properties alone!
Can we talk about scents for a bit? I am personally very biased because I love anything that reminds me of the beach and Eden Body Works seems to have captured that scent with no problem. Again, you have a product that delivers moisture and the emollient together in one bottle, the water and aloe will hydrate your strands and the Shea butter will lock it all in without weighing down your hair.
The product line has been around for a while and you can tell that they have taken the time to deliver a product with great quality. It is very hard to stick to just talking about the leave in conditioner* because they have some other great stuff in their collection but I will remain in control and just say if you want moisture for your dry hair, seriously consider this product.
Oyin Handmade is a trusted brand, this means you can try something from the line and almost predict that the product will deliver the quality that you expect from the brand. The product name says it all, its a quenching hair lotion, so it is made to alleviate dry hair.
I love this formula because it is light enough for second day hair where you have that perfect amount of frizz, you need some hydration but you don’t want anything to ruin your texture. I have to mention that if you hair hates glycerin, you are in luck because the product is glycerin free so the Hair Dew just might be your new staple, don’t sleep on that Oyin people.
Another company that is still around and still selling like crazy, is Mixed Chicks*. If you ask a random natural about Mixed Chicks*, they will probably say, that they tried one of their products very early in their hair journey. You have to know how to use this leave in for it to work well. Because it is a very light formula designed to hydrate but not coat the hair, we suggest that you seal the product in with an oil afterwards.
Many naturals with a looser texture tend to have this leave in conditioner as a staple and will use it in place of a styler. Just work the product in, and allow your hair to air dry, you will have moisturized bouncy curls all day without the weight.
Whatever the headlines say about Carol’s Daughter, they are still laughing all the way to the bank because their products are simply amazing. Free from parabens, minerol oil, petroleum but packed with hints of lavender, sage, honeysuckle and vanilla. This luxury product is well made, as you would expect, but affordable while still keeping all the quality.
Again this product is moisture based so a great buy for dry hair. Carol’s Daughter never dissapoints and we frankly have no problem recommending it.
Another solid player on the market, with quality products and ingredients. As I am* has that summer, beach scent thing going on as well, which helps, but that is nothing in comparison to how great the product is at adding moisture to your strands.
Some of their afomentioned quality ingredients include water, coconut, apple and lemon extracts as well as sugar cane. I don’t know about you but they had me at sugar cane. Try I Am and give your dry hair a treat of moisture.
Well there you have it, eight great moisture based products that you can add to your arsenal. Who knows, you may just find your next holy grail product!