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Healthy hair is a girl's best accessory, but African-American locks are prone to dryness. If you are all too familiar with dry, frizzy hair, then try using a good moisturizing leave-in conditioner to give your hair the hydration that it craves. You don't rinse out these conditioners, so they provide your tresses with a moisture boost until your next wash. Take control with a leave-in conditioner that's made specifically for what's ailing your hair.
For Natural Hair
If you want to rock a natural hairdo, first apply Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner. This product is specially formulated to care for curly hair and uses natural ingredients to moisturize dry locks. The formula contains prickly pear cactus extract to help seal moisture into your hair shafts and arnica to create a protective seal around your hair cuticles. This lightweight, powder-scented conditioner also contains green tea, vitamin B-5 and vitamin E, all antioxidants that help strengthen your hair and repair any frizz-inducing damage. "Allure" magazine recommends using this leave-in conditioner when you want your natural hair to have soft, defined and healthy curls -- even on humid and rainy days.
For Damaged Hair
Damaged hair needs extra TLC to look healthy and shiny again. If you've stressed your tresses with a lot of heat styling action, "Marie Claire" suggests using the Hair Healer Intensive Leave-In Conditioner by Charles Worthington. This intensive moisturizing product hydrates your damaged locks with a combination of white tea and rice protein. For the best results, apply the conditioner to damp hair and then wrap your head with a towel that's been soaked in warm water. The slight heat gives you an extra moisture boost that will keep your locks feeling soft and looking healthy until your next wash.
For Colored Hair
Coloring your hair might give you a sexy new look, but color treatments tend to be very drying and damaging. Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner is a great little multitasker. It provides your tresses with a boost of deep hydration while preventing your gorgeous hair color from fading. This leave-in conditioner contains sea algae, sea kelp extract and sunscreens, which all work together to condition your hair while shielding it from the damaging UV rays of the sun. "Allure" magazine notes that the blend of salt water, tropical fruit and coconut gives this non-oily conditioner an exotic, beach-like fragrance. Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner is only sold in the summer months, so stock up on this product.
For Very Dry Hair
Chemical relaxers and hair straighteners give you a sleek 'do, but they must break down the bonds of your hair to do so. Add softness and shine to your moisture-starved locks with Infusium 23 Repair and Renew. Recommended by "Allure" magazine, this budget-friendly, leave-in conditioner contains ingredients that work together to restore moisture, strengthen hair shafts and add a healthy shine. "Essence" magazine adds that Infusium 23 Repair and Renew is particularly good to use in the winter when you don't shampoo or condition your hair as often.