Finding the right products for kinky, curly, or overly-processed hair can be difficult. It’s not always easy to find a balance between something that works and something that will weigh down your hair or leave it looking greasy. That’s where we come in. To help you navigate the world of natural leave-in conditioner for black hair, we researched some of the best products available for this review. Let’s take a look at some key features first.
Package Size: These products range in size from 3.4 to 16 ounces. A little goes a long way but it also depends on your hair texture. If it’s really dry or damaged, a bigger bottle might be better.
Type: These products either come in large tubs so you can scoop out a lot of product at once or squeezable bottles that allow you to have more control over the volume you’re using. Use what works best for you!
Natural: There’s a difference between using some natural ingredients and being a natural product. While some of these products contain a lot of natural ingredients, we only classified them as “natural” if they didn’t contain any harsh chemicals or additives.
Argan Oil: Argan oil is so popular because it contains a lot of natural vitamins and minerals that moisturize both your hair and skin. It’s not too heavy, not too light, and is a pretty effective treatment for dry hair.
Pieces: Most of these products come as a single bottle but we did find one that is a 2-pack of large 16-ounce tubs that will last a really long time. Buying in bulk saves money but only if you love the product.
Moisturizing: All of these products are moisturizing, though they don’t all use the same ingredients to get that result. Choose which one is right for you based on your hair texture and the look you’re trying to achieve.
Now that you know what to look for when it comes to leave-in conditioners, let’s take a look at our top ten products. If you’re in a hurry, the best place to start is with our top and budget picks to get an idea of the range that’s available. They’re the first 2 items on our list so they’re easy to find. Stick around if you can, though, you never know which of our picks will be the right one for you.