Best Hair Conditioner for 5 Different Dry Hair Types

Your guide for dry hair conditioners for your hair type.

Dealing with a case of the dry hair woes is a universal hair issue. You don’t necessarily need to have a hair type that’s naturally prone to dry conditions. Dry hair can be seasonal, can happen due to environmental changes or occur after chemical hair procedures. The key to finding the best hair conditioner for dry hair is knowing what will work for your hair type.

Below, we’ve rounded up a quick guide to help you find the best hydrating conditioner based on your hair’s condition. Read on for our top picks:

1. Curly, Dry Hair

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The best hair conditioner for dry hair that’s curly is those that replenish moisture and help with frizz. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

When treated correctly and consistently with the right hair products, curly will have an adequate amount of moisture. Believe it or not, many women don’t bother updating their hair care regimen with products that are specifically designed for their hair type. Curly hair types are prone to dryness so it needs a good hydrating conditioner that will help curls to retain moisture. Use a conditioner, like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Conditioner, to moisturize your curls during the conditioning step. For extra conditioning, you can leave the product on your hair for about five minutes before rinsing with warm water.

We also love SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Conditioner for natural hair types that heavily rely on hydration to keep curls healthy and happy.

2. Thick, Dry Hair

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Skip the extended conditioning process with a hair mask for a quick and moisturizing conditioner suitable for thick hair types.

For thick, dry hair types you probably will reach for a hair mask to cure all of your dry hair issues. The first thing that comes to mind is finding a conditioner that’s rich and thick. While this is a great idea, you can also use a deep moisturizing conditioner like TIGI Copyright Custom Care Moisture Conditioner. Conditioning with this will replenish lost moisture and nourish your hair. But, if you do want to experience a hair mask (we all love an at-home spa moment!), go for that instead.

3. Fine, Dry Hair

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Get moisturized fine hair without the heavy weight using a moisturizing and volumizing light-weight conditioner.

The best conditioner for dry hair that’s fine is one that doesn’t weigh down your strands. The formula found in Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner is ideal for thin and fine hair types. Conditioning with this adds volume to the hair while replenishing your strands with the moisture it needs.

4. Normal, Dry Hair

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Treat normal hair with a dry hair conditioner that works for everyone.

If your hair isn’t naturally dry, you probably have experienced dry hair as the season’s change. To replenish your hair with moisture, look for a conditioner that works for all hair types. We like Nexxus Humectress Humectress Restoring Conditioner. Not only does it help your hair in the moisture department; it also retains your hair’s natural movement and helps dry hair restore lost nutrients. This is perfect for hair in dry climates, hair that’s dried out due to overuse of heat-styling tools.

If you’re looking for a moisturizing conditioner that won’t end up overdoing it and weighing down your hair, then try out TRESemmé Pro Pure Light Moisture Conditioner. This conditioner is perfect for normal hair types looking to quench thirsty strands without adding too much moisture and weighing down strands.

5. Dry/Damaged Hair

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Got damaged and dry strands? Look for a conditioner that caters to both.

When it comes to finding the best hair conditioner for dry, damaged hair, you’ll need to look for products that promise to help replenish, moisturize and protect against further damage. Enter,TRESemmé Pro Pure Damage Conditioner. This is your one-stop-shop for sealing in moisture and providing your hair with deep nourishment and protection.

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