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25 Best Conditioners For Dry Hair

Searching for the best conditioner for dry hair? Read on for 25 of our top picks that you can try now.

Dry hair happens to the best of us—no matter our hair type, texture, length, or locale. You can have dry hair in humid climates, and you can suddenly experience dry strands after years of never struggling with moisture levels. Lucky for you, dry hair is one of the easiest hair woes to tackle. In addition to being more careful when it comes to chemical processing and heat styling, simply incorporating a conditioner into your hair care routine can make a world of difference.

To help you determine the best conditioner for your hair type, we’re featuring 25 of our best hair conditioners for dry hair from the L’Oreal portfolio. We’re also giving you the deets on how to tell if you have dry hair and explaining why conditioner is so important.

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Why It's Important To Select The Right Conditioner When You Have Dry Hair

If you have dry hair, it’s important to select a conditioner that will specifically address your parched tresses. The goal here is hydration, restored brilliance, and stronger-feeling hair. While all conditioners do moisturize, ultimately the best conditioner for dry hair is the one that will address your specific hair type and needs.

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How To Tell If You Have Dry Hair

Aside from feeling dry-to-the-touch, there are a few other dry hair giveaways to be on the lookout for. First, examine how your hair looks. Dry hair is often dull or lackluster versus shiny and brilliant. Ends might also look fried or frayed, or even have a frizzy, hay-like appearance. Another sign of dry hair is split ends and breakage. If you notice tiny pieces of hair that fall like (unwanted) confetti while brushing, this is a sign of damaged, dry tresses.

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Why Conditioning Your Hair Is Important

In the same way you moisturize your hands, face, and lips, hair benefits from routine conditioning, too. Conditioner adds a boost of nourishing hydrating to your strands, which can help reduce dullness, breakage, and split ends. It can also help hair look and feel stronger and shinier. In addition to simply being prettier, conditioning your hair also helps it become more manageable. Goodbye unruly tresses! 

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How To Condition Dry Hair

Conditioning your hair is extremely straightforward—anyone can do it! All you need to do is add a conditioning product to your shower routine. After shampooing, apply a quarter-sized amount of conditioner (or more if you have longer, thicker hair) to your strands and then rinse away. We recommend focusing conditioner onto the upper mid-shaft and ends versus applying at the root.

Best Conditioners For Dry Hair 

Ready to get in on that conditioning action? We’ve rounded up our 25 best conditioners for dry hair, organized by hair type.

Best Conditioners For Dry, Fine Hair


Nutritive Lait Vital Conditioner for Dry Hair
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Kérastase

Nutritive Lait Vital Conditioner for Dry Hair

A nourishing conditioner specially formulated to treat normal to slightly dry hair.

Old price New price $40.00
One size available
6.7 fl oz

Kérastase Paris Nutritive Lait Vital Conditioner

Some people experience dry hair all year long, while others only experience dryness seasonally. If your typically hydrated hair is going through a bit of a thirsty 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. 


Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Conditioner for Dry Hair
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Shu Uemura

Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Conditioner for Dry Hair

A lightweight, moisturizing conditioner for dry hair.

Old price New price $59.00
One size available
8 fl oz

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. 


Elixir Ultime Le Fondant Conditioner
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Kérastase

Elixir Ultime Le Fondant Conditioner

A daily, lightweight conditioner that contains camellia and argan oil.

Old price New price $44.00
One size available
6.7 fl oz

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. 


Hydrate Sheer Conditioner
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Pureology

Hydrate Sheer Conditioner

A lightweight, silicone-free conditioner that hydrates and detangles fine, dry-color-treated hair.

Old price New price $36.00

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Conditioner

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 Hydrate Sheer conditioner. The silicone-free formula does not create buildup or heavy coatings on hair. 

Best Conditioners For Dry, Damaged Hair


All Soft Argan-Oil Enriched Conditioner for Dry Hair
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Redken

All Soft Argan-Oil Enriched Conditioner for Dry Hair

A moisturizing and hair-softening conditioner for dry, brittle hair.

Old price New price $50.00

Redken All Soft Conditioner 

If you suffer from hair that feels stiff and coarse, swap your regular conditioner for this moisturizing and hair softening conditioner enriched with argan oil. In addition to making your hair feel and look silky and shiny, it instantly detangles and replenishes moisture.


All Soft Mega Moisturizing Conditioner for Severely Dry Hair
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Redken

All Soft Mega Moisturizing Conditioner for Severely Dry Hair

A mega moisturizing conditioner for severely coarse, dry hair.

Old price New price $25.00

Redken All Soft Mega Moisturizing Conditioner

Need a bigger boost to address damaged strands? Enlist the help of Redken All Soft Mega Conditioner. One of the best conditioners for dry, coarse hair, it imparts mega moisture and hydration to severely compromised strands. 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.


Acidic Bonding Concentrate Sulfate Free Conditioner for Damaged Hair
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Best Seller Sulfate Free Vegan

Redken

Acidic Bonding Concentrate Sulfate Free Conditioner for Damaged Hair

All-in-one concentrated conditioner for damaged hair

Old price New price $32.00

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioner

This conditioner, formulated with citric acid and Redken’s bonding care complex, repairs the look and feel of damaged hair. With a pH of seven, Acidic Bonding Concentrate Conditioner is designed to help keep hair at its optimal pH to prevent future extensive damage.


Extreme Length Conditioner with Biotin
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Redken

Extreme Length Conditioner with Biotin

A biotin and castor oil-formulated conditioner that prevents breakage.

Old price New price $25.00

Redken Extreme Length Conditioner with Biotin

Seriously damaged tresses are susceptible to breaking off. If that sounds like what you're dealing with, we recommend using a conditioner that helps strengthen weakened, damaged locks. Redken's Extreme Length Conditioner contains both castor oil and biotin to help fortify your strands while hydrating them.


Inforcer Strengthening Conditioner
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L'Oréal Professionnel

Inforcer Strengthening Conditioner

A hair strengthening conditioner to protect hair prone to breakage.

Old price New price $60.53
One size available
16.9 fl oz

L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Anti-Breakage Conditioner

Here’s another one of our best conditioners for dry, damaged hair. Formulated with vitamin B6 and biotin, this best-selling product from L’Oreal Professionnel helps improve strand strength every time you use it. 


Total Results Moisture Me Rich Conditioner
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Matrix

Total Results Moisture Me Rich Conditioner

A lightweight moisturizing conditioner for dry hair.

Old price New price $16.50

Matrix Total Results Moisture Me Rich Conditioner

This conditioner from Matrix works overtime for dry, damaged strands by deeply penetrating layers of hair with much-needed moisture. Hair looks noticeably softer and more radiant with consistent use—plus it has a volumizing effect thanks to the lightweight formula.

Best Conditioners for Dry, Frizzy Hair



Mizani Thermasmooth Conditioner

Formulated with nourishing coconut oil, this luxuriously hydrating formula helps tackle frizz on the spot. In addition, hair looks and feels shinier, stronger and softer. The longer you use it, the more improved your hair will become thanks to the brand’s proprietary C3 Smoothing Complex.


Frizz Dismiss Smoothing Sulfate-Free Conditioner
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Best Seller Sulfate Free

Redken

Frizz Dismiss Smoothing Sulfate-Free Conditioner

A moisturizing, frizz-fighting conditioner.

Old price New price $25.00

Redken Frizz Dismiss Smoothing Sulfate-Free Conditioner

Say goodbye to the frizz monster with this gentle, hydrating conditioner from Redken. It harnesses the power of Babassu oil to smooth, moisturize, detangle, and boost shine.


Total Results Mega Sleek Frizz Control Conditioner
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Matrix

Total Results Mega Sleek Frizz Control Conditioner

A smoothing conditioner that provides frizz control.

Old price New price $18.00

Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Frizz Control Conditioner

Did someone dial the smooth operator? Formulated with nourishing shea butter, this frizz-busting conditioner from Matrix helps tackle a rebellious mane so hair looks and feels smoother, shinier, and more manageable. It'll even stand up to the most humid of climates.

Best Conditioner for Dry, Curly Hair


True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner
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Mizani

True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner

A luxurious shampoo and conditioner in one, for curls.

Old price New price $16.00
One size available
8.5 fl oz

Mizani True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner

While every hair type and texture can experience dryness, curly hair is often one of the most susceptible to dryness. If your curls are feeling parched, look no further than Mizani’s True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner. This formula helps your strands retain moisture while maintaining their natural curl pattern for touchable texture. 



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.



Kérastase Discipline Curl Idéal Cleansing Conditioner

Got curly, frizzy hair? This cleansing conditioner from Kerastase gently nixes product buildup that can accrue overtime while nourishing strands. The formula also helps tackle flyaways while delivering more definition to your curls and coils.

Best Conditioners For Dry, Dull Hair


Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental Detangling Conditioner
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Kérastase

Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental Detangling Conditioner

A lightweight, detangling conditioner that instantly absorbs into hair for deep, durable nutrition and frizz control.

Old price New price $42.00
One size available
6.7 fl oz

Kérastase Aura Botanica Soin Fondamental Detangling Conditioner

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


R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner
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Biolage Professional

R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner

Intensely conditions for soft, shiny, touchable strands

Old price $25.00 New price $15.00
One size available
11 fl oz

Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner

If your dry hair needs a boost of vibrancy, 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. 


Hydra Source Conditioner
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Biolage Professional

Hydra Source Conditioner

A moisturizing conditioner for dry hair.

Old price New price $23.00

Biolage Hydrasource Conditioner

Inspired by the aloe vera plant that never seems to dry out, Biolage Hydrasource Conditioning Balm helps optimize moisture balance for healthy-looking hair. The result is nourished strands that look shiny, feel soft, and are easier to manage.


Total Results So Silver Nourishing Conditioner
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Matrix

Total Results So Silver Nourishing Conditioner

A nourishing conditioner that hydrates and smooths dry, brittle and damaged color-treated hair.

Old price New price $20.00

Matrix Total Results So Silver Nourishing Conditioner

Blonde, platinum, or silver/gray hair can quickly turn dull and even brassy or yellowed. This Matrix conditioner not only helps tone your hair, but it uses targeted nutrition technology that helps hydrate dry and porous hair. The result is a truer tone, softer strands, and improved hydration. 

Best Conditioner For Dry, Thick Hair


Nutritive Masquintense Thick Hair Mask
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Kérastase

Nutritive Masquintense Thick Hair Mask

A nourishing treatment for dry hair and sensitized, thick hair.

Old price New price $60.00
One size available
6.7 fl oz

Kérastase Nutritive Masquintense Thick Hair Mask

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 this intense mask formulated specifically for thick hair types. 

Best Conditioner For Dry Hair And Dandruff


Scalp Sync Mint Conditioner
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Biolage Professional

Scalp Sync Mint Conditioner

A soothing, nourishing conditioner for scalpcare.

Old price New price $23.00

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 a bottle of 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.

  

Best Conditioner For Dry Color-Treated Hair 


Hydrate Conditioner
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Pureology

Hydrate Conditioner

A hydrating, softening conditioner for medium to thick dry, color-treated hair.

Old price New price $36.00

Pureology Hydrate Conditioner

While those with fine hair benefit from the Hydrate Sheer formula, those with medium to thick color-treated hair should pick up the OG Hydrate Conditioner. It gives your strands essential moisture while protecting the vibrancy of your salon hue. 


Total Results Keep Me Vivid Nourishing Conditioner
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Matrix

Total Results Keep Me Vivid Nourishing Conditioner

A lightweight, yet hydrating conditioner that leaves colored hair vibrant, smooth and soft.

Old price New price $20.00

Matrix Total Results Keep Me Vivid Nourishing Conditioner

If you’re rocking salon color, you’ll definitely want to protect your investment with the best hair conditioner. This lightweight conditioner from Matrix smoothes, softens, and hydrates while ensuring your color stays vivid.


L'Oreal Professionnel Vitamino Resveratrol Color Moisturizing Conditioner
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L'Oréal Professionnel

L'Oreal Professionnel Vitamino Resveratrol Color Moisturizing Conditioner

A moisturizing conditioner to give shine and preserve color-treated hair

Old price New price $39.00
One size available
16.9 fl oz

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert 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 color-treated 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.

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