The lazy girl's guide to finding the best leave-in conditioner for dry hair: shot of three models backstage with three different hair types

The lazy girl’s guide to finding the best leave-in conditioner for dry hair

A miracle-working product with maximum impact? Yes, please!   

When you’re dealing with parched tresses 24/7, making your hair look on-point can seem impossible. Do you know what you need? A leave-in conditioner that provides both visible and long-lasting results, (all while being able to fit into your handbag!). And what’s more, you won’t even have to do any research because we’ve done it all for you.

So, if you’re not already using a leave-in conditioner (AKA a lazy girl’s best friend), here are some tried-and-tested one’s that’ll leave your locks hydrated.

What’s the best leave-in conditioner for dry hair? We investigate…


best leave in conditioner for dry hair: shot of model with fine hair backstage
Give your fine locks the boost they need with this miracle-worker! Credit:

Best leave-in conditioner for dry hair that’s fine

When it comes to finding the best leave-in conditioner for dry hair that also has a fine texture, you may worry that whichever product you choose it will leave your locks looking greasy. But this simply isn’t the case…

Leave-in conditioners also come in lightweight spray formulas, like the TRESemmé Oleo Radiance Bi-Phase Conditioning Mist, which are ideal for fine hair as they won’t leave behind any residue.

This oil-infused mist will also add that sparkle back into your mane and leave your locks ultra-nourished, frizz-free and incredibly soft. Who’s ready for their Instagram close up? You are!

close up shot of woman with thick curly hair backstage at a show
Thick and unruly hair? You’ll be a #girlboss in no time with this leave-in conditioner. Credit:

Best leave-in conditioner for dry hair that’s thick

So, you want to rock an on-trend hairstyle but your thick, unruly dry hair isn’t playing game, eh? Teach your locks who’s the real boss around here by investing in the TONI&GUY Leave In Conditioner.

Think of this leave-in conditioner as your frizz-fighting fairy godmother, because it’ll help tame those naughty locks, protect against humidity and create the perfect foundation to any hairstyle. So go ahead and enjoy creating it!

best leave in conditioner for dry hair: backstage shot of model with short afro hair backstage posing
Prone to dryness? Easily give your natural locks a boost with a conditioning mist.

Best leave-in conditioner for dry curly/afro hair

For those who are naturally prone to dryness, it’s important to choose a hydrating leave-in that can help detangle strands, tame flyaways and smooth frizz to keep your curls in check. Our favourite? The TIGI S Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, of course!

A quick spritz of this hydrating mist can help refresh your curls and wake up your style. Not only does this amazing product smell like a tropical cocktail, but you can also carry it around with you in your handbag for easy, on-the-go application.

close up shot of model with pink hair in net backstage at a show
Colour fanatic? Ain’t nobody got time for dry hair, so keep your hue in check with this!

Best leave-in conditioner for dry hair that’s damaged

Whether it’s down to your addiction to heated styling tools or chemical hair treatments, you’ll undeniably start to notice these 5 signs of dryness and begin to worry about damage, too. But before you start to panic, invest in the Nexxus Emergencée Refortifying Leave in Crème!

This nutrient-rich formula will help strengthen your mane, give it a major moisture boost and leave your locks feeling ultra-soft. Honestly, it’s just what the doctor ordered for putting some pizzazz back into dry and damaged locks!


See? Finding the best leave-in conditioner for dry hair wasn’t that hard, was it? But if you have other mane concerns you need solving, head on over to our dedicated Hair Care and Hair Products pages, where we’ll help get your locks in shape.

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