Best hair conditioner for dry hair

In case you’re sick of seeing your hair extremely dry because of weather, styling tools or any other reason, I guess you should consider getting for a special conditioner that would get you rid of this problem. And the best hair conditioner for my dry hair was definitely Keratase. Let me tell you why. 🙂

 keratase conditioner reviewProduct name:Keratase Nutritive Fondant Nutri-Thermique Conditioner

Producer:  L’Oreal Paris

Price: $29.98

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Quantity: 6.8 ounces

Mark: 9.7/10

L’Oreal Paris’s Keratase is a wonderful product for people with dry, damaged hair. Really. Absolutely wonderful. I’ve tried other products from L’Oreal Paris before, so I trusted them, I knew they were a serious company that don’t promise something they don’t offer. I’ve seen many positive reviews about Keratase, so I really wanted to try it myself, to see if it’s really true or if they’re just rumors.

What this conditioner promises to do is intensive moisturizing (for very dry and damaged hair), thanks to the heat activation mechanism, and also thermal protection, which I find amazing, I’ve said it before. I mean, there aren’t many conditioners that do both of these jobs, or if there are, they cost very much.

This conditioner has visible effects even after the first wash. During the winter, my hair is even drier than in other period, so this was the perfect time to try it. I couldn’t believe that my hair didn’t get frizzy at all after several days. And it’s not like I’ve been staying only in the house, on the contrary, I had to go outside pretty often, so it was really wonderful seeing no frizzy strands in my hair. Not to mention that it also smells very well.

keratase conditioner reviewMy hair is so hydrated after using Keratase that I don’t even need anything else, I mean I don’t have to use any hair mask during the week in order to get my hair extra hydrated. That’s actually the big advantage this conditioner has, that it offers a very high level of nourishment.

Though it is one of the best conditioners when it comes to dry hair, Keratase doesn’t work very well on fine or normal hair. The extra moisture is a bit too much for a hair that isn’t excessively dried, so the only thing it does is to weigh it down and make it look oily. Therefore, if your hair isn’t dry, there’s no point in trying Keratase, you will most likely not like it and you’ll spend your money in vain. You can try other products that are less moisturizing, but Keratase may not be the best solution.

Overall, Keratase remains one of my favorite conditioners because I don’t know any other conditioner that deeply hydrates and also offers thermal protection against the damage produced by styling tools. I definitely recommend it to anyone with dry hair 🙂

So, let’s sum things up a bit and take a look at the pros and cons of Keratase:


  •  great for very dry hair
  •  one of the best products when it comes to deeply moisturizing the hair
  •  because of the heat activation mechanism, it also offers thermal protection
  •  has a great smell
  •  totally tames frizzy hair


  • too strong for normal hair
  • if your hair isn’t dry, it could weigh it down or make it oily
  • the price is a bit too high

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Best leave conditioners

Deeply hydrating your hair is important when you want to attract everyone’s attention (and envy :D) when it comes to your hair. And what better things could assure the needed moisture than the best leave conditioners?

best leave conditionersIf you haven’t heard of leave conditioners before, you should know that they are conditioners that don’t need to be rinsed. In other words, they are just like normal conditioners, designed to hydrate the hair, but they are much more diluted so that they don’t make your hair seem sticky or oily. Leave conditioners weren’t so famous many years ago and they started gaining popularity because of the extra moisture they claim to offer.

The truth is that many of them only claim to do so, and the only thing they actually do is to help you detangle your hair immediately after you apply it, because after a few minutes it will only feel sticky.

This is what happened to me while using a lot of leave conditioners, so I got to the conclusion that not all of them are worth buying, simply because you are buying a leave conditioner, not a detangler or a sticky spray…if there exists something like that…

This is why, in this post I will show you 3 of the leave conditioners that helped me most during the past years. In these days there are many types of leave conditioners, for every kind of hair, but I will only present here the ones that work well on every type of hair, simply because they are designed to hydrate, not to enhance the curls or to prevent the greasiness.

As usual, my choice is based in the first place on the effects of the leave conditioners, but also on the quantity/price ratio and ingredients used. So let’s see the winners 😀



miracle leave in conditionerIn this case, the company’s name is fully deserved. I’ve tried several products from them and I can definitely say that they really are a 10! This conditioner is no exception. Though it seems small and maybe helpless, it actually respects its name and makes miracles.

You only have to apply a very little quantity, something like 2 sprays, but it depends on the hair. If your hair is thicker and curlier, then you can apply more, else even one spray may be enough.

miracle leave in conditionerThe results are usually visible immediately, in my case it makes the curls stay better, and also totally prevents the friziness. The smell is also very nice, I really love it. Though the quantity, 10 oz, may seem quite little, this is actually wrong because, as I said, you don’t have to spray very much, so it usually lasts around 3 months.

This is a conditioner that you absolutely must have in your bathroom, no matter if you have straight thin hair or curly thick hair, it’s great for all types of hair and I haven’t heard anyone complaining about it. I’m really curious if there is any 😀

Except the hydration effect, it also claims to protect hair from the heat. I don’t usually straighten my hair, so I can’t say for sure, but thinking about the other products I’ve tried from this company, I believe it’s true. The price is not very big, and for the time it lasts, I say it’s more than convenient.

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justnatural leave in conditionerIf you’ve read some of my other posts, you may remember what a big fan of JustNatural I am. I’m not going to tell you anything more about this company, you’re probably sick of it already, I just want to say that I deeply trust them and will always return to their products, no matter what 😀

This leave-in conditioner is the only leave-in they have, and it’s designed for all types of hair. Its main ability is to hydrate, so obviously people with dry hair will need it more than people with oily hair. But the way it hydrates is… simply amazing. Probably unencountered, yes, that would be the perfect word. None of the leave conditioners I’ve tried before hydrates so well as this one. Absolutely none.

justnatural leave in conditioner2The ingredients are all organic, including Aloe Vera, Babasu Oil and the Avocado Oil I recommended so much in hair masks. Many other are on the list, however, and they are probably all responsible for the deep, gorgeous smell the leave conditioner has.

It also protects hair from the heat damage, I have a friend who is always straightening her hair while using it and, to my huge surprise, she doesn’t have too many split ends. After straightening her hair daily!

The price is not the smallest, but looking at the quantity, it’s very good actually. I guess I could buy 2 other leave-ins maybe less than half this quantity at this price. So I say it’s more than worth it. If you want, give it a try and I bet you won’t regret it!

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Aussie hair insurance conditioner reviewWinner of Teen Vogue Readers’ Choice Beauty Awards, this product is one of the best I’ve used. It’s definitely on my list of leave-in conditioner that don’t weigh down the hair and don’t make it sticky, so only these 2 things are a big plus for me. I’m also a huge fan of its smell, it’s pretty light and makes me think about some fruits, citrus maybe…

What really impressed me was that it doesn’t contain alcohol! Now, that is something normal for many products that I used, but the difference is that those are produced by organic companies, while this one is made by a normal company. If you’ve ever used an organic product you probably know that their prices tend to be a bit higher that normal products’, and this is actually normal, I mean you’re paying for great quality.

However, surprisingly or not, Aussie’s leave conditioner is one of the very few “normal” products that doesn’t contain alcohol. If you look at the ingredients of 95% of the not-organic products, you will definitely see the alcohol on that list, but here, it doesn’t exist. I’m not saying that it’s an organic product, not at all, because it contains other “less useful” ingredients, but the lack of alcohol is a big step ahead. This is probably the explanation for the fact that it doesn’t weigh down the hair.

Aussie hair insurance conditioner reviewGetting back to our story, after applying this leave conditioner, your hair will get much more “obedient”, and by this I mean that you won’t get too many frizzy strands, in case you usually do. However, if you have very thin hair, you should apply only a little and never at the roots, because your hair could get oilier than usual.

The heat protection is one of the things it promises and, as far as I’ve  found out from other people, it keeps its promise. I told you, I don’t straighten my hair too much so I can’t really tell, but I blow dry it quite often and I don’t have any split ends, so I guess it does offer heat protection.

The price is more than amazing, in this moment it actually around $10 for 3 bottles! At this price you really don’t have anything to lose.

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Have you tried any of these conditioners? Or have you tried another leave-in that you loved? I’m really curious to find out 😀