Leave in conditioners moisturize, nourish damaged hair

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Leave in conditioners moisturize, nourish damaged hair

By Gisselle Gaitan - 04/21/2018
Skin isn’t the only thing affected by the wrath of the sun, heat tools and cold weather. Hair, which braves weather headfirst and suffers the effects of changing temperatures, needs a little love sometimes. That’s where leave-in conditioners come into play. Just spritz or dab some on after a wash, and hair will feel smoother than ever. DSN breaks down various leave-in conditioners across price points to liven up the hair care aisle.

Suave Professionals Avocado and Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream
Infused with 100% natural avocado and olive oil, the product leaves dry, frizzy hair soft and smooth for up to three days — even in 95% humidity, the company said. The conditioning cream is formulated without dyes and leaves tresses feeling 10 times smoother than when nonconditioning shampoo is used. The leave-in conditioning cream currently retails at Walmart stores and online for the suggested price of $2.49.

OUAI Leave In Conditioner
This multitasking leave-in hair mist is designed to condition and detangle alongside thermal protection to reduce frizz and flyaways for smooth, silky hair. The spray contains amino acid blends to fortify hair structure, tamarind seed extract to promote hair hydration and hydrolyzed proteins to protect against damage from heat styling, while providing a velvety moisture barrier. OUAI’s Leave In Conditioner currently retails for $26 at Sephora and theOUAI.com.

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate Multi-Action Leave-In
Formulated with Manuka honey to provide moisture and boost shine and yogurt extract to nourish hair and mafura oil to manage damage control, the leave-in hydrates, reconditions, strengthens and smoothes locks. The product protects brittle hair from heat up to 450 degrees, while fighting frizz. It is ideal for hair that’s prone to breaking, snapping or splitting, Sundial Brands said. It retails for $11.49 at Ulta Beauty.

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Protein Recharge Leave-In
L’Oréal’s Elvive line is designed to prevent hair damage and revive locks and combat protein loss in hair. The formula, which contains almond and protein, recharges hair fibers to prevent damage from daily wear and tear, the company said. The leave-in cream can fight a year of damage from over 200 brushes, 100 flat irons and one bleach setting in just one use, L’Oréal said. It retails for $6.99 nationwide.

Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave-In Conditioner
This product contains Zip-Up, a strengthening complex comprised of Kerabead microcapsules and such ingredients as chia seeds, pea protein and marine algae. The technology is designed to “zip up” split ends, while targeting weak areas of hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and protecting from environmental stressors and color fade, the company said. The leave-in conditioner retails for $10 at Target stores and online.