Leave in conditioners are such a big part of my everyday natural hair life. They can take my wash day from good to great or the wrong one can take a good wash day to sheer madness. Outside of a styler, leave in conditioners are probably my most important hair product in my bathroom. Black owned leave in conditioners are really making great waves with these products because they make sure to cater to our curls, kinks and coils better than other brands.
Leave in’s are light, water-based conditioners that have been specially formulated to allow for more frequent use than regular rinse-out conditioners. They don’t require rinsing and can be used daily without excessive build-up. Many leave in conditioners contain humectants, which draw water into the hair. This makes leave in conditioners perfect for moisturizing and preventing dryness. Basically, using a leave in protects and hydrates your hair for lasting moisture and style. Check out our faves in the black owned leave in conditioners realm and let us know which ones you use and love.
Black Owned Leave In Conditioners
Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Detangler
The Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave in Detangler (conditioner) is one of my favorite! I’ve been using this for years and is designed to smooth the cuticle and remove knots, snarls and tangles from wavy, curly and kinky-textured hair. Can be used as a regular rinse out conditioner for wavy hair or as a leave-in for thicker curlier hair types. An excellent product to use after removing braids and extensions.
Miss Jessie’s Leave-In Condish
This popular leave-in conditioner and detangler acts as the ultimate frizz fighter and moisturizer for wavy, curly, tight curly or transitioner’s hair. It leaves your curls super soft and uber shiny without any oily buildup. Leave-In Condish coats your curls and locks in an extra layer of moisture protection between your curls and styler. Formulated with Soybean and Aloe for its moisturizing properties Leave-In Condish is a moisture lock.
tgin Green Tea Super Moist Leave-in Conditioner
tgin Green Tea Super Moist Leave-in Conditioner is packed with green tea, shea butter, and argan oil, this lightweight formula has the perfect combination of moisture and antioxidants, which helps to improve manageability, fight frizz, and transform dry brittle strands into soft, smooth and healthy hair. This natural conditioner is also great for detangling and safe enough for kids.
Design Essentials Natural Instant Detangling Leave-In Sulfate-Free Conditioner
A Lightweight Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner That Instantly Replenishes The Daily Moisture That Your Strands Often Lose From Everyday Styling Routines, Harsh Weather, Or Environmental Factors. Design Essentials Natural Instant Detangling Leave In is enriched with almond, avocado, jojoba oil and nourishing botanicals that penetrate quickly to soften and smooth the cuticle for easy detangling and ultimate frizz control.
Alikay Naturals – Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner
This new line has a star among it. The Alikay Naturals – Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner perfect for all hair types. Lemongrass works by penetrating deep into the hair cortex which is where it really matters to lock in moisture, strengthen and condition each hair strand with Essential Oils, Aloe Vera and Silk Amino Protein. It also prevents and repairs any hair damage from the elements.
Camille Rose Honey Hydrate Leave-In Hair Conditioner
Droplets of pure honey, olive fruit and castor oils are blended into a sweet, hydrating hair conditioning base. Fresh bilberry and citrusy orange extract are layered with pure sugar maple in this confectionary hair treat crafted to provide maximum hair hydration benefits. Camille Rose Honey Hydrate Leave-in Hair Conditioner is in a class all by itself.
Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner
This sweet smelling leave in will repair, restore, and condition your overworked curls. Formulated certified organic blueberry extract, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter. Clinically proven to repair damaged hair, encourage hair growth, and prevent breakage. Enjoy the hard working, texture softening, moisturizing, reparative and detangling Blueberry Bliss Reparative leave in conditioner.
Oyin Handmade Hair Dew Daily Quenching Hair Lotion
Another one of my favorites, the Oyin Handmade Hair Dew Daily Quenching Hair Lotion is a leave in conditioner as well as a hair lotion. This creamy, conditioning leave-in is light enough for every day. Great on ‘naked’ hair immediately after a cleanse
Light sugary vanilla scent. Can also reinvigorate tired hair all the way through your hair care cycle.
With castor oil and olive squalane, this creamy formula will nourish, moisturize, and bring pliancy to dry hair. Stop breakage in its tracks by keeping hair moist and refreshed. A perfect leave-in right after cleansing, or to refresh thirsty hair between washes. As with all our products, it’s made with food grade, natural, and organic ingredients!
Aunt Jackie’s Quench, Moisture Intensive Leave-in Conditioner
Aunt Jackie’s Quench Moisture Intensive Leave-In has long-lasting moisture, slip and softness that is delivered through natural conditioners, including Marshmallow Root, Shea Butter and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Don’t rinse it out! This mega-moisturizing and conditioning treatment helps eliminate dryness, without a heavy feel.
PATTERN Leave-In Conditioner
Taking the natural hair world by storm, Tracee Ellis Ross, PATTERN Beauty is a line worth trying. Her PATTERN Leave-In Conditioner treats your curls with a refreshing & restorative hair pick-me-up. When you’re done washing and want to seal in moisture or further detangle, this lightweight formula is perfect to caress curls & add extra hydration while giving soft curl pattern definition. Featuring a blend of heavenly oils & honey, the Leave-In is also perfect to seal in moisture before putting hair into protective styles.
Leave in conditioners are just too important to use anything as they keep manageability and moisture primary goals for your natural tresses. We love sharing the black owned leave in conditioners and will be back next week to continue this series. Let us know which ones you will be trying!