The Best Leave-In Conditioners for Every Hair Type

Because moisture is a right, not a privilege.

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"Love it when I use the wrong leave-in conditioner and my hair feels like damp shag carpeting," said no one ever. Here, we break down the best formulas for seven different hair concerns, because it only takes a few pumps right out of the shower (before any frizz forms, hurry!) for things to go really wrong *or* really well.

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1 If It's Thirsty AF
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Simultaneously hydrate and fight the puff with this supersaturated formula.

Bumble and Bumble Quenching Complex, $35, sephora.com.

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2 If It's Drier Than How You Like Your Martinis
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Fix yourself a glass or three, then apply a less-than-you-thought-you-needed amount of this PolyfluoroEster-rich treatment. (It's a miracle ingredient that creates a shield on the hair to lock in smoothness and repel dirt and oil. Score.)

Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner, $25, sephora.com.

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3 If It's Frizzy Like Chutney Windham's from 'Legally Blonde'
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*Do* get in the shower, and when you come out, smooth on some of this heavier cream to subdue any fuzz.

René Furterer Karité Leave-In Nourishing Cream, $28, beauty.com.

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4 If, Like Your Soul, Its Sparkle Has Been Dulled
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Shine on with this multitasking cream that works both as a treatment for coarse, thick hair *and* as a styling product.

Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream, $49, birchbox.com.

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5 If It's More Tangled Than Your Love Life
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Simplify, simplify like Thoreau with the brand's

signature Ocean Silk Technology, which won't weigh your strands down, *and* its Swedish minimalist packaging.

Sachajuan Leave-In Conditioner, $31, nordstrom.com.

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6 If It's Got More Splits Than an Olympic Gymnastics Floor Routine
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Patch it up with this lightweight formula that's meant to repair up to 80 percent of split ends in just three uses. Bonus: It's also muy affordable.

Tresemme Split Remedy Leave-in Conditioning Spray, $5, walmart.com.

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7 If It's Literally as Fine as the Day You Were Born
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Keep things light with a sulfate- and cruelty-free spray that's reminiscent of the pear-scented one you used until two years ago as a kid.

Verb Leave-In Mist, $14, sephora.com.

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