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16 Curly Girl-Approved Conditioners To Get Your Best Ringlets Ever

the best conditioners for curly hair

 Any curly girl can spend hours dissecting her hair care routine, but we all know the most essential product in anyone’s arsenal is conditioner. Just ask anyone with curly hair how fast they go through shampoo versus conditioner. One bottle of shampoo can cleanse your ringlets for months, but conditioner—six weeks, tops.

Conditioner gives your hair the moisture and care your strands need to really make your curls pop. If your old conditioner isn’t cutting it anymore and you’re looking for an upgrade, we’ve rounded up the best conditioners for curly hair from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands. Whether you're dealing with dry curly hair, frizzy curls, breakage, or damage these conditioners will give you your best dark brown curls yet.

The Best Conditioners For Dry Curly Hair

Mizani moisture replenish conditioner

Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Conditioner

The key to soft, touchable, and defined curls is moisture. If your curls often feel dry at the end of the day, you need a conditioner that is going to bring your curls back to life. Retain moisture and help maintain the natural curl pattern for touchable texture with the moisturizing silicone free, paraben free Mizani’s True Textures Moisture Replenish Conditioner.

Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Conditioner, $17.99 MSRP

Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner

If you prefer conditioner formulas that are nourishing, gentle, and made from naturally derived ingredients, Biolage has the conditioner for you. Biolage R.A.W Nourish Conditioner with coconut oil and kaolin clay feeds dry, dull hair and intensely conditions for soft, shiny, touchable strands.

Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Conditioner, $19.50 MSRP 

Kérastase Aura Botanica Intense Moisturizing Conditioner

If you’re dealing with dry, brittle curls, you need an extremely moisturizing conditioner that packs a punch. Kérastase’s Aura Botanica Intense Moisturizing Conditioner is an intense moisturizing conditioner for dull, devitalized hair. An indulgent nourishing formula containing 97 percent naturally derived ingredients—with sweet orange essential oil and solidarity sourced precious Samoan coconut oil and Moroccan argan oil.

Kérastase Aura Botanica Intense Moisturizing Conditioner, $45.00 MSRP

L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Conditioning Balm

If your thick curls desperately need extra nourishment, consider picking up L’Oréal Professionnel’s Mythic Oil Conditioning Balm. The oil conditioning balm is formulated with a high concentration of argan oil with myrrh.

L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Conditioning Balm, $32.00 MSRP

Biolage Oil Renew Conditioner For Dry, Porous Hair

If the porosity of your strands is preventing your hair from retaining the moisture it desperately needs, you need the Biolage Advanced Oil Renew Conditioner. The formula quenches hair with moisture and transforms damaged hair's surface to reduce the feel of porosity for instantly soft and smooth hair. Biolage's concentrated daily care powered by lightweight micro-oil particles to help transform porous, moisture-deprived strands into quenched, protected healthy looking hair. When combined with the Oil Renew Shampoo and Multi-Tasking Oil-In-Cream, formulas lock in moisture, condition and renew dry hair.

Biolage Oil Renew Conditioner For Dry, Porous Hair, $22.00 MSRP

The Best Conditioners For Frizzy Curly Hair

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Liss Unlimited Intense Smoothing Conditioner

If you’re battling major frizz (it happens to the best of us), consider swapping out your regular conditioner for one that’ll smooth down all your flyaways. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Prokeratin Liss Unlimited Intense Smoothing Conditioner is formulated with Prokeratin and oils of kukui and evening primrose.

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Liss Unlimited Intense Smoothing Conditioner, $30.00 MSRP

Biolage 3Butter Control System Conditioner

If you have thick locks that need taming, look no further than Matrix Biolage’s 3Butter Control System Conditioner. With a blend of three butters (cupuaçu, shea, murumuru), the conditioner nourishes strands to detangle effortlessly. When used as a system of shampoo and conditioner, 3Butter Control System locks in nourishment to help control frizz and enhance manageability. For all types of unruly hair: curly, natural, wavy, thick, coarse, or abundant.

Biolage 3Butter Control System Conditioner, $20.00 MSRP

Matrix Total Results Curl Please

Frizzy curls are just curls in search of moisture and control. The Matrix Total Results Curl Please Conditioner with nourishing jojoba seed oil helps to moisturize wavy and curly hair to control frizz and define curls.

Matrix Total Results Curl Please, $23.50 MSRP

Redken Frizz Dismiss Conditioner

Banish frizz before it begins with Redken's Frizz Dismiss Conditioner. The gentle, sodium chloride-free formula and sustainably sourced babassu oil help to tame frizzy hair, increase smoothness, and enhance shine. This conditioner moisturizes, detangles, and protects the hair from frizz while providing softness and shine.

Redken Frizz Dismiss Conditioner, $22.00 MSRP

The Best Conditioners To Combat Curly Hair Breakage

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Strengthening Anti-Breakage Conditioner

Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, you just can’t get your curls to reach your desired length? If it seems like your hair just won’t grow, you may be dealing with breakage. Swap out your old conditioner with L’Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Inforcer Strengthening Anti-Breakage Conditioner with a reinforcing formula infused with vitamin B6 and biotin for instant reduced breakage. Hair is stronger, more resistant, and easier to brush with continued use.

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Inforcer Strengthening Anti-Breakage Conditioner, $30.00 MSRP

Redken Extreme Strengthening Conditioner

One of Redken's best-selling products, this hair strengthening conditioner protects shine, repairs your hair, and leaves it supple and shiny. A smart, targeted delivery system, the exclusive new RCT Protein Complex treats hair from the root to the core to the tip.

Redken Extreme Strengthening Conditioner, $20.00 MSRP

L’Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Daily Detangling Conditioner

If your detangling routine leaves you with a hairball that can rival your cat, you need a conditioner that will help make combing your hair a breeze. The L’Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Daily Detangling Conditioner has a sulfate-free, silicone-free, and paraben-free vegan formula with 99 percent of naturally derived ingredients. This daily conditioner for normal to fine hair gently hydrates and detangles.

L’Oréal Professionnel Source Essentielle Daily Detangling Conditioner, available for purchase in-salon

Kérastase Resistance Fondant Extentioniste Conditioner

If breakage is standing in the way of your mermaid-length hair goals, add the Kérastase Resistance Fondant Extentioniste Conditioner to your hair care routine. This length strengthening conditioner for hair strengthens and fortifies hair for reduced breakage.

Kérastase Resistance Fondant Extentioniste Conditioner, $40.00 MSRP

The Best Conditioners To Repair Curly Hair Damage

Pureology Curl Complete Condition

If you recently dyed your curls, chances are good you’re dealing with some damage, and you’ll need a conditioner that’ll keep your locks feeling healthy and your color looking its best. Detangle and treat your beautiful curls with the versatile, richly conditioning Curl Complete. Formulated with Pureology’s exclusive AntiFadeComplex, the conditioner smoothes the hair cuticle to help lock in moisture and protect against humidity.

Pureology Curl Complete Condition, $31.50 MSRP

Matrix Total Results So Long Damage Conditioner

Make damaged hair a thing of the past with the Matrix Total Results So Long Damage Conditioner. Formulated with ceramides the product conditions to boost strength to long hair to reduce breakage to allow hair to grow longer.

Matrix Total Results So Long Damage Conditioner, $12.50 MSRP

Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Conditioner

The Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Conditioner provides extreme strength repair for hair very damaged by bleach, color, perm, or straightening. Infused with Japanese-sourced rice extract, renowned for its protecting virtues, this conditioner deeply repairs the fiber from roots to tips, protecting hair against breakage. Hair is reset and embellished: hair feels soft, strengthened, manageable, and shines in all its natural beauty.

Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Conditioner, $58.00 MSRP

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