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The 15 Best Conditioners For Dry Hair In 2019

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No matter your hair type or texture, there’s a strong chance you’ll experience dry hair in your lifetime. Whether you deal with dry hair every day or just during the colder months, it’s something nobody likes to deal with! Lucky for you, dry hair is one of the easiest hair woes to tackle.

If your dark brown hair looks and feels drier than usual, simply swapping out your regular conditioner for one with an intensely moisturizing formula is a good place to start. If you’re not sure what the best conditioners for dry hair are, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorites from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands. 

Our Best Conditioners For Dry Curly Hair 

Mizani Moisture Replenish Conditioner

While every hair type and texture can experience dryness, curly hair is often the driest. If your curls are feeling parched, look no further than Mizani’s True Textures Moisture Replenish Conditioner. Retain moisture and help maintain the natural curl pattern for touchable texture with the moisturizing silicone-free, paraben-free conditioner. 

Mizani Moisture Replenish Conditioner, $20.00 MSRP

Matrix Total Results Curl Please Conditioner 

Matrix Curl Please Conditioner is packed with nourishing jojoba seed oil to help moisturize wavy and curly hair, controlling frizz and defining curls.

Matrix Total Results Curl Please Conditioner, $23.50 MSRP

Our Best Conditioners For Dry Dull Hair

Kérastase Paris Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental

When you imagine dry hair, pictures of straw-like locks can be the first thing that comes to mind. Dry hair doesn’t always take on a tumbleweed appearance—sometimes it just makes your hair look lackluster and flat. If you’re looking to help bring your dry strands back to life, Kérastase’s Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental may be the conditioner for you. The intense moisturizing conditioner for dull, devitalized hair is an indulgent, nourishing formula with sweet orange essential oil and solidarity sourced precious Samoan coconut oil and Moroccan argan oil

Kérastase Paris Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental, $24.00 MSRP

Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner

If your dry hair needs a little extra nourishment, look no further than Matrix Biolage’s R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner. Formulated with coconut oil and kaolin clay, it feeds dry, dull hair and intensely conditions for soft, shiny touchable strands. 

Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner, $25.00 MSRP

Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm

Dry hair is often difficult to detangle, lacking softness and shine. Inspired by the aloe vera plant that never seems to dry, Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm helps optimize moisture balance for healthy-looking hair. Get up to 15 times more moisturized hair after just one application when used as a system of Hydrasource Shampoo, Conditioning Balm, and Leave-In Tonic. 

Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm, $18.00 MSRP

Our Best Conditioner For Dry Thick Hair

Biolage Ultra Hydrasource Conditioner

If you’ve got thick hair, chances are good you have a hard time finding a conditioner powerful enough to moisturize your plentiful locks. If your current conditioner isn’t living up to its full potential, consider swapping it out for Matrix Biolage’s Ultra Hydrasource Conditioner. 
Like the aloe plant that never seems to dry, Ultra Hydrasource helps optimize moisture balance. Intensely conditions very dry, thick, coarse hair. Formulated with aloe leaf juice, cupuaçu butter, and apricot kernel oil, it helps envelop and smooth hair. 

Biolage Ultra Hydrasource Conditioner, $19.00 MSRP

Our Best Conditioner For Dry Thin Hair

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Condition

If you have fine hair that looks and feels dry, you need a conditioner that will impart moisture to your strands without weighing it down. Add lightweight moisture and shine with Pureology’s Hydra Sheer conditioner. The silicone-free formula does not create buildup or heavy coatings on hair. 

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Conditioner, $31.50 MSRP

Our Best Conditioner For Dry Hair And Dandruff

Biolage Scalpsync Conditioner 

Dry hair often comes hand-in-hand with a dry scalp. If dandruff is making your already dry strands look worse for the wear, pick up Biolage Scalpsync Conditioner. Inspired by the anti-bacterial and calming properties of the mint leaf, Biolage Scalpsync Scalp Conditioner weightlessly soothes and nourishes to condition hair and promote a healthy-looking scalp.

Biolage Scalpsync Conditioner, $30.00 MSRP

Our Best Conditioner For Dry Color-Treated Hair 

L’Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX Conditioner

Frequent color sessions can cause your mane to look and feel dry, but the rich texture of the Vitamino Color A-OX Conditioner leaves colored hair smoother and easier to detangle. When used after the Vitamino Shampoo, color-treated hair is softened and shine and vibrancy levels are beautifully boosted.

L'Oréal Professionnel Vitamino Color A-OX Moisturizing Conditioner, $30.00 MSRP

Our Best Conditioners For Extremely Dry Hair

Kérastase Paris Nutritive Lait Vital Conditioner

Some people experience dry hair all year long, while others only experience dryness seasonally. If your normally moisturized hair is going through a bit of a dry spell, swap out your regular conditioner for Kérastase’s Nutritive Lait Vital. The formula boasts incredibly light, exceptional nourishing care for normal to slightly dry hair.

Kérastase Paris Nutritive Lait Vital Conditioner, $20.50 MSRP

Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Urban Moisture Conditioner 

No matter how well you take care of your hair, there are just some aggressors you can’t protect your strands from. Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Urban Moisture Conditioner adds hydration and protection against future dryness through purifying ingredients that shield strands from urban aggressors, such as dust, pollution, and hard water. Recommended for fine to normal hair densities, the lightweight conditioner leaves dry hair more manageable, easier to comb, and shiny with a healthy glow. 

Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Conditioner, $58.00 MSRP

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Le Fondant Conditioner

If you love what Kérastase’s cult-favorite Elixir Ultime L'Huile Original Hair Oil does for your dry strands, you’ll be obsessed with Kérastase Elixir Ultime Le Fondant Conditioner, a beautifying oil conditioner for fine to normal hair types.

Kérastase Elixir Ultime Le Fondant Conditioner, $40.00 MSRP

Redken All Soft Conditioner 

If you suffer from seasonal dryness, swap your regular conditioner for this moisturizing and hair softening conditioner enriched with argan oil. Redken All Soft Conditioner instantly detangles and replenishes moisture.

Redken All Soft Conditioner, $17.00 MSRP

Redken All Soft Mega Conditioner 

If your mane looks and feels dry all year long, you need something a bit more heavy-duty. Redken All Soft Mega Conditioner adds mega moisture and hydration to severely dry, coarse hair. Even severely dry hair can achieve touchable softness with the complete All Soft Mega system. The nourishing formula is infused with a nourishing mix of sacha inchi extract, aloe vera gel, and cactus extract, as well as Redken’s exclusive RCT Protein Complex to treat hair from the root to the core to the tip.

Redken All Soft Mega Conditioner, $20.00 MSRP

Redken Nature + Science All Soft Conditioner 

If you love the way All Soft makes your hair look and feel but are looking for products with naturally-sourced formulas, look no further than Redken's Nature + Science All Soft Conditioner. The softening conditioner is formulated with naturally-derived ingredients including birch sap for enhanced softness and hydration and is ideal for dry and brittle hair. An innovative, no-compromise alternative to Redken's cult-favorite hair care ranges, Nature + Science uses high-performance ingredients, naturally sourced from nature, to deliver amazing results with a clean feel. 

Redken Nature + Science All Soft Conditioner, $22.00 MSRP

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