The 5 Best Conditioners For Dry Hair


Struggling with dry, brittle hair? Not to worry! Dry hair is a much more common hair concern than you’d think, especially in the winter months. One easy solution to combat dryness is to step up your conditioner game. Conditioner can provide your hair with much-needed moisture to repair and prevent breakage, tame frizz, and ensure your hair looks and feels healthy.

Kérastase Nutritive Conditioner for Severely Dry Hair

This conditioner has been specifically formulated for dry to severely dry hair, making it a great choice if you’re looking to address that concern. It features 4600 PPM irisome complex and benjoin resin technologies to nourish brittle hair and add protective properties, leaving hair softer, smoother, and more hydrated overall. Another key ingredient is xylose, which provides heat protection for the hair, which is particularly important if you’re heat styling your dry locks!

Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner

No matter what type of hair you have – from straight to coily and fine to thick – this conditioner will add intense hydration and shine to your tresses. Rich and creamy, this formula detangles and softens hair, even if it’s colored or chemically-treated. Plus, Bumble and Bumble products are cruelty-free and free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and formaldehyde, so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your hair!

Living Proof Restore Conditioner

Living Proof’s conditioner renews softness, adds shine, and increases the manageability of dry hair using their patented Healthy Hair Molecule. A mild amino acid-derived surfactant helps to repel dirt and oil to keep hair cleaner, longer, but the conditioner (and accompanying shampoo!) are gentle enough to be used as a daily conditioner to help nourish dry hair – an added bonus if you’ve got thin or oily hair that requires more frequent washing.

CAVIAR Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner

This lipid-rich conditioner hydrates and nourishes, transforming hair after just one use. It’s formulated with luxurious (and sustainable!) caviar extract, omega fatty acids, and exclusive Seasilk which helps to replenish moisture. The hair system is “clinically proven to provide moisture, smoothness and manageability while reducing breakage by more than 99% and providing thermal protection up to 450°F,” according to Alterna Haircare‘s website. It’s suitable for all hair types, from straight to tightly coiled and free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic color.

Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

Olaplex has had a cult following since the release of their Hair Perfector product, and the conditioner that accompanies the line is just as good! It repairs damaged hair and split ends, decreases frizz, and strengthens the hair by re-linking broken bonds in the follicle. This color-safe option is suitable for all hair types and textures and passes the “Clean at Sephora” certification program, which includes beauty products that are formulated without a list of over 50 “dirty” ingredients.

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