The Best Conditioner for Ethnic Hair

Whether relaxed or natural, ethnic hair types need a rich, hydrating conditioner.

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Whether you're a girl who regularly relaxes her curly strands sleek and straight, or keeps those curls natural and intact, ethnic hair needs a rich, hydrating conditioner to keep it looking soft and supple. Ethnic hair tends to be naturally dry and coarse, and once you factor in all the heat styling and blow drying you do to look like a glam goddess 24/7, you need to send your hair to rehab. Luckily a good moisture-rich conditioner can replenish even the driest ethnic hair.

Mizani Thermasmooth Conditioner

Mizani is a luxe hair-care line developed specifically for ethnic hair, and "Cosmopolitan's" deputy copy chief Telisha Bryan loves the brand's Thermasmooth range because it's chock full of ceramides, frizz-fighters and super-hydrating coconut oil. Thermasmooth conditioner specifically helps protect hair from heat-induced damage, so break out the curling and flat irons at will.

Kerastase Bain Oleo-Curl Intense

If you're a natural-haired diva that embraces her curls, but doesn't feel like spending hours trying to detangle them post-shower, give Kerastase Bain Oleo-Curl Intense a go. "InStyle" rated the conditioner best for curly or coarse hair for its ability to detangle and tame misbehaving locks. Palm oil and silicone smooth the cuticle so your curls look glossy, not frizzy.

Dr. Miracle's Leave In Treatment and Conditioner

Dr. Miracle's Leave In Treatment and Conditioner does double duty by repairing breakage, conditioning and smoothing strands and stimulating blood flow to the scalp. No wonder R&B singer Leela James told "Essence" it's one of her favorite hair care products for keeping her curly tresses hydrated and healthy.

Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment

Sometimes a daily conditioner just won't cut it, and ethnic hair needs a mega dose of moisture in the form of a deep conditioner used once a week. "Real Simple" rated Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment "Best Deep Conditioner" for its ability to nourish and strengthen hair in just five minutes a week. It's a deep treatment treat whether your hair is natural or relaxed.

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