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Conditioning your hair has always been second nature — after you shampoo, you condition. However, it is important to use a conditioner that is right for your hair type and delivers hydration, protection, and overall healthier looking hair.
To make adding a new conditioner to your regimen easier, we have listed below some highly-rated ones that work great on most hair types, are compatible with a variety of shampoos and ultimately will bring out your hair’s shine, bounce, and elasticity.
Options such as Silk 18 which uses a special amino acid complex and natural oils to do an incredible amount of goodness to your hair are listed below. These brands are known to deliver vitamins and minerals, hydrate, reduce frizz, and make your hair super strong. Another great option is the Caviar Anti-Aging line by Alterna which uses their own proprietary blend (including omega 3-rich caviar extract) to strengthen and replenish hair. Lastly, the OGX Coconut Milk Conditioner, which is a drugstore favorite, helps leave your hair moisturized, glowing and soft.
1. Silk18 Natural Conditioner
Silk 18 by Maple Holistics is a luxe hair conditioner backed by a scientifically formulated conditioning complex that perks up dull and lackluster hair with its special 18 silk amino acids complex. These protein compounds work in harmony to strengthen and fortify hair as well as support healthy hair growth for thicker, hydrated and replenished locks. With continued use, your hair will become softer and smoother and you will see a reduction in frizz, static, breakage and split ends.
Pros: This conditioner works for all hair types and textures, even thin and aging hair.
Cons: This conditioner contains alcohol which can be drying for some.
2. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Conditioner
Alterna’s Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner is made with pure caviar extract that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, minerals and vitamins A, C and D to visibly improve the signs of aging hair in as little as one use. A proprietary blend of Sea Silk and an Age Control Complex help target the physical, environmental and natural signs of aging to protect the hair from daily stress, keep its color from fading and strengthen strands from top to bottom.
Pros: With regular use, hair breakage is reduced by more than 99% vs. untreated hair.
Cons: This is a very thick conditioner.
3. OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Conditioner
The Coconut Milk Conditioner by OGX uses a blend of coconut milk, egg white protein and coconut oil to help strengthen, restore elasticity and bring shine to your hair. This is a hydrating, creamy conditioner that works to lock in moisture while keeping hair soft, strong and shiny. This conditioner has a subtle scent of coconut, is sulfate-free and helps to detangle hair as well.
Pros: The conditioner is great for everyday use and works with all hair types.
Cons: While this is safe for color-treated hair, it is not formulated for it and a color-safe formula might be better.