When I got tired of smoothing my hair down with hair spray and failing, I decided to venture out and try a new product: leave-in conditioner. I always thought that leave-in conditioners were for dried-out and damaged hair only. I also pictured them as greasy, too creamy, and too heavy for my stick-straight hair that already needed a bit of help in the volume department. Boy was I wrong on both fronts.
After trying out the leave-in conditioner on my damp hair and air-drying it, I noticed the frizzy flyaways were tamed a little bit more. Sure, a few popped up here and there, but it was still a big difference pre-product. And the best part? It stayed that way throughout the day and for a few days after. Now, I apply the product every time I wash my hair (so a couple of times a week), and I think it’s really helping nourish my hair and controlling the unruly strands.
If flyaways aren’t your big hair problem, leave-in conditioner can help solve a lot of other ones, too. There are plenty of formulations for different hair needs, so choose one that fits yours exactly. Personally, I needed something lightweight, but you might need something thicker and creamier if your hair is super dried out. Or you might need a product that offers thermal protection from heat tools if you use them a lot.
Take a look at some of the leave-in conditioners I’ve tried for my flyaways and others for different hair needs.