"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.
Simultaneously hydrate and fight the puff with this supersaturated formula.
Bumble and Bumble Quenching Complex, $35, sephora.com.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.