Everything You Need To Know About Leave-In Conditioners

Categories : Hair

What is a leave-in conditioner?

A leave-in conditioner is a conditioning product that is applied to freshly shampooed and conditioned hair and left on after your next wash. Unlike the usual conditioners that you would need to rinse out after a few minutes, you do not need to rinse this out, as it needs to stay in your hair until the next time you wash your hair.

Leave-in conditioners are used to add extra conditioning to your hair and provide your locks with moisture and softness. Also, leave-in conditioners come in forms of liquid, creams and sprays.

What is the purpose of using leave-in conditioners?

Moisturises dry hair

One of the main purposes of leave-in conditioners is to provide further moisture and keep your hair hydrated. These conditioners are usually used on kinkier types of hair that require more moisture than a regular conditioner is able to provide. Not only that, leave-in conditioners typically contain humectants that help soften and hydrate your hair making the strands of your hair stronger and elastic.

Detangles knots

A good leave-in conditioner has ingredients that add softness and slip to unruly hair. That makes the detangling process a whole lot smoother. Also, if your hair tangles and knots easily, using a leave-in conditioner will help release the knots and make your hair more brushable and easier to style. Additionally, this conditioner also prevents your hair from breakage, helps retain the length of your hair and smoothens your split ends.

Protects hair and environmental damage

When you get too much of sun and when you swim in pools that are filled with chlorine, your hair becomes dehydrated, the colours of your hair fades, it becomes brittle and has split ends. Hence, when you use leave-in conditioners, the product coats your strands of hair and protects it from the damaging effects of environmental agents.

Barrier against heat

Before you blow-dry your hair, use hair straighteners or curling irons, you need to use a heat protectant to shield your hair from the damaging effects of heat. When you use a leave-in conditioner, it acts as a heat protectant that provides your hair with an extra layer of protection against damage that is caused by heat appliances.

Combats frizz

If you constantly find yourself having frizzy and dry hair, you would definitely benefit from using a leave-in conditioner. What it does is that it enhances the softness or your hair as well as provides lasting frizz control by locking in the moisture in the shaft of the hair. This then reduces your frizz.

How to use a leave-in conditioner?

  1. Shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would
  2. Squeeze out all the water from your hair
  3. Apply a generous amount of leave-in conditioner onto your hair
  4. Comb your hair from the room to the ends so the conditioner would be evenly applied
  5. Air dry or use a hairdryer or diffuser

Best leave-in conditioners in Singapore

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray

What you will love about this leave-in conditioner is that it is infused with a blend of rosehip, coconut and argan oils. This spray helps you manage your hair better without weighing it down or leaving product buildup in your hair. Also, the rosehip oil that is infused in this conditioner helps protect your hair from UV damage.

Price: $32.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Sachajuan Leave-in Conditioner

This is an oil-free leave-in conditioner that is super lightweight and makes for a great choice for those of your with fine to very fine hair. Also, for those of you who suffer from hair breakage, or are having trouble managing your hair, this product will do wonders for your crowning glory. Not only that, but this product is also delivered to you in a packaging that is equally chic and has a unisex scent.

Price: $38.00

Where to buy: Sephora

OUAI Leave-in Conditioner

Apply this god-sent leave-in conditioner after the shower and go on to style your hair whichever way you want. After you’ve styled your hair, you will notice that your hair is still shiny and healthy. Not only that, your hair will be smelling so fragrant and it will also be extremely soft. It’s so good that you might not even need perfume.

Price: $39.00

Where to buy: Sephora

Yves Rocher Repair Sleeping Care

This leave-in conditioner provides your hair with an 8-hour repair duration as you wear it to sleep. When you wake up, you will find your hair 20 times more resistant and strong. Even though its texture is rich and creamy, it does not leave your hair oily, nor does it stain your pillow when you sleep with it. Additionally, this product is formulated with 96% of ingredients from natural origin and it is also free from silicones, parabens and colourants.

Price: $22.00

Where to buy: Zalora

Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion

If you’re having trouble with your scalp and your hand, then this product gives you that double benefit. The tea tree oil, peppermint and rosemary extracts that are infused in this hair tonic gives you a tingle treat for your hair and scalp. Not only that, but it also helps with easing the tangles and also encourages the hair growth of your hair.

Price: $31.00

Where to buy: Zalora

Shea Moisture Strengthen & Restore Leave-in Conditioner

This product works magic on curly hair. Anyone with curly hair would tell you that this product works wonders for them. The formula of this conditioner is rich and is packed with ample moisturizers including shea butter. This then leaves your curl patters more defined and gives your hair thicker textures along with a frizz-free hair.

Price: $23.00

Where to buy: lookfantastic

Living Proof No Frizz Leave-in Conditioner

As hydrating as this leave-in conditioner is, it also gives your hair with an oomph of extra conditioning and frizz protection. What’s special about this product is that it weightlessly blocks out humidity and it smoothens your hair texture in the process so your hair strands are frictionless, nourishes and polished.

Price: $37.00

Where to buy: Sephora

IGK Thirsty Girl Coconut Milk Leave-in Conditioner

If you’re thinking this doesn’t look like a leave-in conditioner but a hair spray, you’re right. It is a conditioner but it works like a hair spray. It works to moisturise your tresses all thanks to the patented Hyaluronic Acid Technology that not only provides hydration for your hair but also protects your hair against pollutants.

Price: $42.00

Where to buy: Sephora

KRISTIN ESS Weightless Shine Leave-In Conditioner

This is an all-in-one leave-in conditioner that gives your hair shine while not weighing it down. Not only that, but it also detangles, moisturises, smoothes, softens and strengthens the strands of your hair. Now that’s more than 2 or 3 benefits from one product. Additionally, this product has been carefully formulated to suit all hair styles and it also primes your hair for all types of heat styling that you wish to do. Hence, no one can tell you not to use heat styling products for your hair anymore.

Price: $21.00

Where to buy: Sephora