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The best leave-in conditioner for your hair type

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While leave-in conditioners are especially great for damaged, dry or chemically treated tresses, there are many other hair types that can benefit from the use of them. But the real question is: what’s the best leave-in conditioner for you? To help you find out, the All Things Hair team have put together a list of the best leave-ins for all hair types! So, just keep reading to discover which one is right for your locks. Whether you have thin, dry, curly or damaged tresses, we promise there’s something for everyone!

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Illuminate your hair with TRESemmé’s bi-phase conditioning mist.

1. Best leave-in conditioner for thin/fine hair: TRESemmé Oleo Radiance Bi-Phase Conditioning Mist (£6.99*)

Although this isn’t a traditional leave-in conditioner, this mist is great for fine or thin hair, thanks to its lightweight formula with a nourishing blend of argan and almond oils. You can use the TRESemmé Conditioning Mist to condition your hair, add a healthy-looking shine to your mane and detangle your locks post-wash. Just remember to shake the bottle well to mix the product before spraying it evenly on your dry or damp hair – it’ll instantly give your fine tresses a beautiful boost!

Revive dry locks by spraying a nourishing leave-in conditioner.

2. Best leave-in conditioner for dry hair: VO5 Nourish My Shine Miracle Mist (£4.28*)

Looking for a conditioning spray that will help refresh your dry hair? This aptly named ‘miracle mist‘ will leave your mane smooth, soft and with a healthy-looking shine, thanks to its lightweight formula which has a blend of 5 essential oils and extract of satin silk. Simply apply the product to damp hair (or dry hair if your locks are in need of a little hydration boost) and style!


Get tropical with this papaya leave-in spray.

3. Best leave-in conditioner for curly/afro hair: TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray (£16.45*)

Naturally curly and afro tresses absolutely love moisture, so you should look for a leave-in conditioner that can offer intense hydration. We love the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-in Spray because it can be used before, during, and after your styling process to leave it feeling super soft, thanks to its blend of vitamin A and E, hydrolysed soy protein and keratin amino acids.

Reverse the look of up to 2 years of damage**.

4. Best leave-in conditioner for dyed hair: TRESemmé Platinium Strength Stay Soft Leave-in Treatment (£5.50*)

If you have dyed or chemically straightened hair, this TRESemmé Platinum Strength leave-in treatment can help to strengthen your locks and repair up to 2 years of damage in just 5 uses**.  Not to mention, its formula’s Renewing Complex™ will reinforce your hair’s natural protective layer to guard against future damage. For the best results, just apply a few pumps to damp hair, and then style as normal. Easy, right?

Looking for a holiday-friendly leave-in conditioner?

5. Best leave-in conditioner for frizzy hair: Toni&Guy Prep Leave In Conditioner (£6.99*)

Is your hair prone to frizz? Try taming your tresses with this leave-in conditioner by Toni&Guy; it helps control frizz and guards against humidity. And thanks to its small size, you can easily take it in your hand luggage, which makes it a perfect hair product for holidays! To use it, work a walnut-sized amount of the product through your hair for all-day manageability.

**In 5 uses when used with Shampoo & Conditioner system vs non-Conditioning Shampoo.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price. 

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