Leave-in Conditioner

Leave-in conditioners are hair care products for normal, dry, frizzy or damaged hair types. The best leave-in conditioner works as a heat protectant before a blow dry, and will add shine and moisture to hair. Leave-in conditioners contain nourishing ingredients like coconut milk, aloe vera and argan oils for strong, healthy hair!

What is a leave-in conditioner?

A leave-in conditioner is a specially formulated hair treatment that you put on after you wash and condition your hair and before you style it. Unlike a regular conditioner that you wash out in the shower, these products are designed to stay in your hair and help add shine, boost moisture and detangle locks in preparation for styling.

Leave-in conditioners can also act as a heat protect product before a blow-dry, sealing in hydration and protecting your strands from heat damage, dryness and breaking. They can be applied to any hair type, from fine hair, colour-treated hair, frizzy hair and damaged hair to normal hair, curly hair, thin hair and thick hair.

The power of leave-in conditioners lies in their ingredients list, which is typically packed full of nutrients, nourishing oils and luxurious butters, such as argan oil, coconut oil and shea butter. These beauties work together to strengthen your locks and give them that silky, lustrous shine you get when you just leave the salon.

Hairhouse stocks the best leave-in conditioners for any type of hair, including leave-in conditioner spray for a quick, easy fix or lightweight creams to moisturise and protect.

Our IGK Thirsty Girl coconut milk leave-in conditioner uses Hyaluronic Acid Technology for intense hydration, making it ideal for dry and damaged hair. There's also Wella leave-in conditioner that deals with different hair concerns, like damage, excess frizz, and breakage, Sexy Hair conditioner with soy and cocoa for strengthening, and Vivant for a light foam option that won't weigh down the hair and works to detangle locks and smooth frizz.

Find all these and more at your local Hairhouse or shop them online and get free delivery Australia-wide when you spend over $50!

How do you use leave-in conditioner?

The next time you want some extra hydration and glow, consider adding one of our amazing conditioning treatments to your daily hair care routine. They're made to be applied after shampooing and can either replace your regular conditioner or be included as an additional step after you wash, rinse and towel-dry your hair.

If you have very dry and damaged hair, it's a good idea to use a regular conditioner and follow up with a leave-in product to provide brittle locks with the intense moisture and protection they crave.

To apply, read and follow these easy steps:

  1. Wash hair with shampoo and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Use a regular hair conditioner (if using both) and ensure it's completely washed out afterwards.
  3. Dry hair with a towel.
  4. Depending on your product, either spritz the leave-in conditioning spray onto damp hair in sections or apply a small amount to your palm and massage through the hair evenly.
  5. Run a wide-toothed comb or hairbrush through hair from root to tip, detangling any knots and making sure the product has coated every strand.
  6. Blow-dry as usual, or style with a hair straightener or curling wand.

What does a leave-in conditioner do?

While an optional step in your hair care routine, leave-in conditioners are a holy grail product for many who want to boost shine and get glossy, healthy manes that are easy to manage and maintain.

Thanks to their complex formulas using many natural botanicals, oils and butters, they're intensely hydrating for dry locks and are full of amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to replenish and restore hair health. However, they're also great for normal hair as they're lightweight and won't leave you looking slick and oily!

If you love to style your hair with hot tools, they can also double as an effective heat protectant spray, essentially working as a hair mask and styling product during heat styling to coat hair cuticles and protect them from heat damage. A leave-in conditioner can also work in conjunction with scalp treatments and hair oils and serums for the ultimate healthy hair care routine.

Is leave-in conditioner good for your hair?

No matter what hair concerns you have or the hair needs you wish to address, a leave-in treatment can work with your shampoo and conditioner to detangle, strengthen and amplify shine. Check out these major benefits:

  1. Deeply moisturises locks and keeps them hydrated and healthy
  2. Controls frizz to smooth frustrating flyaways and static
  3. Makes styling easier by removing knots so that hot tools can glide through smoothly
  4. Can tone blonde hair and prevent brassiness
  5. Protects hair from heat and environmental damage
  6. Adds vibrancy to coloured hair

How to use leave-in conditioner for curly hair?

Leave-in conditioners can work wonders for any type of hair texture, including curls. Curly hair can dry out faster than straight hair and needs extra help to keep it hydrated, manageable and frizz-free.

The best leave-in conditioner for curly hair has got to be Vivant Revitafoam. This is a must-have product for untangling curls and boosting their elasticity. Your hair will feel awesome and look amazing, with much less frizz and dryness.

To use this leave-in treatment, towel dry clean hair, shake the can well, apply a small amount into your hand and work it through your curls, section by section. There's no need to rinse out; just leave it in to give your hair that beautifully hydrated and glossy look. Once applied, you're ready to style your hair as usual.

Hairhouse has the best range of leave-in conditioners for men and women in Australia. Shop online or pop into your nearest Hairhouse store and let our friendly team help you pick the best products for your hair needs!