- If you have thick or course hair go for a thicker, creamy leave-in conditioner, e.g. Koko du Lait Leave-in.
- If your hair is thin or fine go for a lighter (spray) leave-in conditioner as it will not weigh-down your coils/curls, e.g. Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner, Weightless Moisture.
Loose hair vs. plaits/braids/wigs
- If you're wearing braids, plaits or a sewn-in wig go for lighter spray-on conditioners because they are easier to wash out. You don't want too much product sitting between your plaits.
- You can save money and space by diluting a thicker, creamier conditioner in an applicator bottle if that is what you already have.
Moisture vs. protein deficiency
- If your hair tends to be dry and lacking in moisture look for a moisturising leave-in conditioner.
- If your hair is damaged and protein-deficient look for a leave-in conditioner that's rich in amino acids. For thick hair, I'd go for Lustrasilk Moisture Max Leave-in; for thin hair, I'd try Alterna Life Volumizing Leave-in.
I didn't realise there was so much to know about leave-in conditioners! Scroll down for quick links to the above-mentioned leave-in conditioners you might want to try!
Thick, Course Hair
Thin, Fine Hair