I’m the queen of frizzy hair, so my usual shampoo, conditioner and hair mask is not enough for keeping my hair sleek, smooth and manageable. Aside from my regular hair care routine, I always have some extra leave-in products to help tame and care for my locks. I use these products every day before styling my hair (even if styling that day means a simple ponytail or a bun) to give extra moisture and definition. The products vary from time to time, so here are a few of my recent favorites:
Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-in Conditioner Spray (review)
this leave-in conditioner spray is my recent rediscovery. I was using it a few months ago and liked it a lot, but somehow other new products made me push this to the back of my hair care stash. I’m so happy I started using it again. It does not weight down my hair and gives hydration, shine and (very important) heat protection.
Akin Lavender & Anthyliss Leave-in Conditioner
I received this item from Kate (see our green beauty swap) about a month ago and have been using it daily ever since. I know that scents are subjective, but I have to be honest and say that I do not like its scent at all. It does have a hint of lavender, but not in a good way. However, the scent disappears pretty quick after applying the conditioner on my hair, so I can easily overlook the issue. I really like how it performs. the conditioner is suitable for normal and dry hair so it feels very moisturising and helps to reduce frizz. Also, it protects hair from heat styling damage.
Zaya Patchouli, Lavender & Ylang Ylang Hair Oil* (review)
OK, this hair oil is supposed to be a wash-off, so it is a bit of a cheat and I’m breaking the rules here by using it as a leave-in. But the truth is it helps me during my bad hair days when my hair feels extra dry and frizzy. Like, out of control frizzy. I use 1-2 drops on wet hair, let it dry naturally and then use 1-2 drops before styling (though, I never use this oil if I know that I’ll be using heat styling). When you have shoulder length hair, it’s always a thin line with hair oils, but once that perfect middle is found then the hair looks shiny, hydrated and not greasy.
What are your favorite leave-ins?