While water knowingly hydrates your hair, leave-in conditioners help to keep the moisture in because they have ingredients that attract moisture inside the hair structure and delay its release. All natural ingredients in your products offer your hair the best conditioning benefits without the chemicals, that are many times questionable. Adding an all natural leave-in conditioner will help your hair to become more pliable and strong, and less prone to dryness and breakage. If this is something you’re looking for let’s look at a list of all natural leave-in conditioners for dry curly hair.
You may know by now I get all excited when I come across a brand whose products are packed with natural ingredients. You know, the kind you can actually pronounce and recognise as you read the ingredients list. I’m not saying that products that have chemical ingredients in their formulas are rubbish or anything like that (well, some are!). Some are beneficial and can quicken the results you’re looking after. However, ingredients close to its original source just get me all giddy and happy.
Because some of you may actually feel like me, I’ve put together a list of leave-in conditioners crammed with irresistibly “delicious” and close-to-nature ingredients.
#1| KINKY CURLY Knot Today
Ingredients: Organic Mango Extract, Organic Slippery Elm, Organic Marshmallow Root, Organic Lemongrass, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol and Natural Fragrance.
This is an old time favourite of curly girls and has a captive place in many hair regimens in the natural hair community. Although water is not in the ingredients list of this leave-in conditioner you will see that it has something that is looked after by most if not all of us – slip. With slippery elm and marshmallow root in the first five ingredients, you are sure to get it. The mango extract, cetyl alcohol and behentrimonium methosulfate will moisturise and condition your hair. Buy Kinky Curly Knot Today.
#2| ALIKAY NATURALS Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera Juice), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut-derived), Stearalkonium Chloride (Coconut-derived), Silk Amino Acids (Natural protein), Vegetable Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Cymbopogon Flexosus (Lemongrass) Oil Extract, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Sorbic Acid (Food Grade Preservative), Fragrance (Parfum), Color Additives, Botanical Blend.
If moisture is what you’re looking for in a leave-in conditioner then this lightweight product might end your quest. Water, Aloe Vera and moisturising cetearyl alcohol are the first ingredients, and you can also find in the mix moisture grabbing glycerin. Alikay Naturals’ products are sold exclusively in the UK on Antidote Street but you will also find a few products on Amazon.
#3| CIOCCOLATINA Avocado & Coconut Leave-in Conditioner
Ingredients: Aqua, Persea Gratissima, Helianthus Annuus, Althea Officinalis, Arctium Lappa, Ricinus Communis, Cocos Nucifera (org.), Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Pyrus Malus (org.), Tocopherol (Pure Vit. E), Olive Squalane, Lavandula Angustifolia, Litsea Cubeba, Potassium Sorbate, Citral, Linalool.
With Cioccolatina’s leave -in conditioner, you’ll pass past the difficulties of maintaining your hair moisturised. Avocado Oil, coconut oil, cetearyl alcohol bring moisture into your hair while castor oil will help to seal it all in. An added benefit is that detangling will come easier with the added marshmallow.
This product is sold by Sheabutter Cottage and Cioccolatina is the shop’s hair and skin brand. If you’re a Curly Hair Lounge subscriber you can still take advantage of the shopping discount valid until the end of March. Subscribe to get your discount code in the next newsletter. (offer expired)
#4| BIG HAIR Leave-in Moisturising Milk
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis), Meadowfoam Seed Oil (Limnanthes Alba), Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum Butter), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Natural detangler and conditioner (Behentrimonium Methosulfate* (and) Cetearyl Alcohol**), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Eco-Cert Approved Preservative (Phenoxyethanol & Caprylyl Glycol), Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol)
If your hair is prone to frizz and always thirsty this is can be the perfect choice for daily moisture because of its light formula. Additionally, a blend of shea butter and vegetable oils will condition your hair and leave it soft and manageable. Buy Big Hair Leave-in Moisturising Milk.
#5| SHEA MOISTURE Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk
Ingredients: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sugar Starch, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat)Germ Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Essential Oil Blend, Algae Extract, Panthenol, Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf and equisetum Arvense Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, CaprylYl Glycol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) *Certified Organic Ingredient
Oh, wow! This milk here is a great moisturiser for transitioning or damaged hair. Meant to be used as a styler it is, however, used by some as a leave-in. If you have thick, dense, damaged hair this can be your go-to product to lay the foundation for your styling products. Buy Shea Moisture Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk.
#6| CAMILLE ROSE NATURALS Coconut Water Leave-in Hair Treatment
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Leaf/ Root Extract, Linum Usitatissmum (Flax Seed) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Glycerides (Shea Butter), Butylene Glycol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp Seed) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Seed) Oil, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol (Optiphen ND), Aloe Ferox Powder, Marshmallow Root, Yucca Root, Blue Cohosh, Scent and Love.
Coconut water, coconut oil, fatty alcohols, natural detangling ingredients, shea butter and the antioxidant properties of green tea to fight off free radicals are all in this little bottle to make magic happen. Expect highly hydrated and conditioned hair without added weight. I bet you can’t wait to try it! Buy Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-in Hair Treatment.
#7| DARCY’S BOTANICALS Daily Leave-in Conditioner
Ingredients: Distilled Water (Aqua) with Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil (and) Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Leaf Extract (and) Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract (and) Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, MSM, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (cationic guar gum), paraben-free preservative and Fragrance.
Among one of the best leave-in conditioners in the UK, its creamy consistency promises to help with healthy conditioning, gentle detangling and softness, frizz control and moisture infusion. Suited for all hair types, including transitioning hair, this leave-in conditioner is perfect for your daily moisture needs or to use for your locs, braids and twists. Buy Darcy’s Botanicals Daily Leave-in Conditioner.
#8| TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave-in Conditioner
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) infused with Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbedensis Leaf Juice, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa (Moroccan Argan) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Honey, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Flower, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Pro Vitamin B5, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Rosemary Extract, Fragrance (Parfum).
TGIN brings us this moisturising leave-in packed with natural ingredients. I especially like the blend of thirst quenching aloe vera and green tea’s antioxidants properties with shea butter and handpicked vegetable oils to subdue dryness, improve manageability and fight frizz. Buy TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave-in Conditioner.
#9| OYIN HANDMADE Hair Dew
Ingredients: Purified Water, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice (organic), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol (emulsifier derived from colza oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Squalane (from olive oil), Fragrance, and Love!
Despite having castor oil as a second ingredient OYIN handmade promises a formula light enough for everyday moisture. Use it on freshly cleansed and conditioned hair, to awaken an old hairstyle or to make your hair more manageable to style. Buy OYIN Handmade Hair Dew.
#10| AS I AM Leave-in Conditioner
Ingredients: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut)¹ and Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla)¹, Cetyl Alcohol¹, Citric Acid¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit (Saw Palmetto) Extract¹, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract¹, Propylene Glycol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract¹, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract¹, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Stalk Extract¹, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root¹, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene. (Source:1-Natural)
This leave-in will cover not only your moisture needs but will also strengthen and help with hair growth. Its formula contains amla which is known for minimising hair loss and greying and has phytosterols, which promote collagen production for hair strength. Both encourage healthy growth and strong hair and honestly, this sounds perfect for transitioning hair. Buy As I Am Leave-in Conditioner.