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Quiz: Which is the best conditioner for your hair type?

There’s a plethora of hair conditioners you can choose from, but which one is the best conditioner for you? Take this quiz and find out!  

We promise, using conditioner every time you wash your hair is worth the extra minutes in the shower. Every day, we expose our strands to damaging factors (even washing it–with water alone–raises cuticles and damage them), and it’s the conditioner’s job to help smooth your hair again. And while conditioners make hair soft, smooth, and manageable in general, you’ll get an even better result when you use the best conditioner for your hair type.

So take this quiz and find out which one you should get on your next trip to the store!

What’s the best conditioner for your hair type?

Woman using the best conditioner for her hair in the bathroom
Are you using the best conditioner for your hair type? Credit: iStock

You’re brushing your locks in front of the mirror. You notice that:

a. Your hair is still frizzy even after many strokes
b. Strands keep falling off as you brush
c. Your hair felt frail to touch
d. Your hair looks dull
e. Your highlights, which you had done just a few weeks ago, is starting to fade
f. Your locks are dry and brittle

You went to a party the previous night, which gave you a reason to curl your hair with a curling iron. When you woke up the next day, this was the scenario:

a. Your crowning glory resembled that of Bellatrix Lestrange’s in the Harry Potter movies.
b. The amount of hair strands on your pillowcase is enough to ruin your morning
c. Split-ends!
d. Is matte hair the new in thing?
e. Your locks have that weird yellow hue
f. Your strands are fried!

Your team went on a trip to the beach last weekend, and you stayed under the sun for hours. What happened to your hair afterward?

a. It became rough.
b. Strands fell easily.
c. It became inelastic.
d. It’s doesn’t reflect light at all
e. Your brown hair turned brassy
f. It felt bone-dry

Your go-to hairstyle is a tight high ponytail. One day, you opted to wear your hair down because:

a. The elastic is beginning to leave a permanent mark on your hair
b. Your hair seems thin.
c. You hear strands snap when you remove your elastic.
d. You’re hoping your hair will catch the light better that way and they will appear shinier
e. You want to see if a faded red shade would work better on a downdo
f. Your hair is starting to become brittle.

You get your hair colored thrice a month. One day, while you’re getting ready for work, you observed that:

a. Your hair has more frizz and flyaways
b. There are lots of strands on your hairbrush.
c. Your hair looks lifeless and fragile.
d. No shade can give your tresses dimension
e. They never look like the actual color that you picked for longer than a week
e. Your hair looks dull and dry.

What happens when you let your hair dry naturally?

a. It’s not wet, but it sure is wild
b. There are still strands falling off even when you skipped the blow dryer and the brushing
c. You see the tips of your hair breaking apart
d. Still no shine
e. Nothing, really. The beautiful caramel color you chose three weeks ago still doesn’t look as vibrant as when you stepped out of the salon
f. The frizz, dry, and damaged strands make it hard to manage and style


If you answered mostly As, the perfect conditioner for you is Dove Straight and Silky Conditioner! Since your hair is frizzy almost all the time, you need a product that will smoothen your strands and give your hair a straighter look.

If you answered mostly Bs, TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner should be your hair’s BFF! It will make your tresses stronger again by helping to reinforce hair’s natural protective barrier and protecting hair against future damage

If you answered mostly Cs, Dove Intense Repair Conditioner is your best choice! This product helps to repair the signs of damage to the hair surface and, with continued use , penetrates the hair strands to help make hair stronger against breakage.

If you answered mostly Ds, Cream Silk Stunning Shine Hair Reborn* Conditioner is your perfect match. It will give your flat, dull hair the healthy glow it needs with its Shine Boost Complex which is specially designed to moisturize dull and lifeless hair.

If you answered mostly Es, you should get Cream Silk Color Protect Hair Reborn* Conditioner. It will protect your colored hair from dryness and dullness, and transform your colored hair, with enhanced vibrancy.

If you answered mostly Fs, it means your hair is dry and the best conditioner for you is Dove Nourishing Oil Care Daily Conditioner. This conditioner is formulated with Nutri-Oils and has the nourishing power to help transform dry, rough and frizzy hair. It instantly makes dry hair feel smoother, and helps control frizz.

The best conditioner: Bonus tips

Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair Shine

If your hair is dull and severely damaged, you are advised to get nourishing treatments. Keratin is highly recommended but getting it at the salon may be a struggle because of your busy schedule. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Repair & Shine will help repair damaged hair and bring back that healthy glow.

Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight

If your hair is chemically straightened, you need a powerful conditioner to repair the damage done to your hair while keeping it straight. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight tames frizz and polishes hair strands from roots to tips. It gives you triple benefits of the keratin while keeping your hair straight.

If you need additional hair nourishment while on the go, you might just need something the does not need rinsing. You can take Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream anywhere for that boost to keep your hair soft and smooth.

If you need a conditioner that’s specially formulated for oily hair, go for Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Fresh & Hydrated Light ConditionerIt keeps your hair hydrated without adding unnecessary weight, thanks to its Hydracollagen Technology that makes this product water-based and easy to rinse.

If your hair always fails you with its flat and limp state, then all you need is Cream Silk Hydra Fresh Fresh & Bouncy Light ConditionerThis product is water-based, making it light and gentle on your hair. It doesn’t weigh your hair down so that you can enjoy a light and bouncy hair, especially at the beach this summer.

If your hair is lifeless and tired even after washing, you should go for a conditioner that revives every strand of your hair. VO5 Revive Me Daily Conditioner has white tea extracts that leave your hair soft every day.

Bottle of Love Beauty and Planet purple conditioner

If your hair always gives you a headache because of frizz, then it’s time to switch to Love Beauty and Planet Argan Oil & Lavender Smooth and Serene Conditioner. It’s designed specifically to control frizz using ingredients that are ethically-sourced and environment-friendly. Enjoy the smell of lavender all day!

Tube of Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Conditioner

If your hair is constantly falling due to brittle strands, then you should use a conditioner that’s specifically designed to combat hair fall like Cream Silk Hair Fall Defense Conditioner. It strengthens your weak strands from roots to tips, so that you can enjoy 98% less hair fall from the first wash.