The 10 best leave-in conditioners for soft, healthy hair

If soft, healthy and endlessly manageable hair sounds like the dream, then we’d like to introduce you to leave-in conditioner. Whether you’ve got naturally thick or dry locks, damage from colouring or you want extra shine, leave-in conditioner can give that much-needed boost in moisture. For hair that’s hydrated, looks beautiful all day and stays perfectly sleek, we’ve got the products for you.

Check out our collated list of the 10 best leave-in conditioners your hair will love below. For soft, healthy and shiny hair, these products might be the perfect match for your tresses:

The 10 best leave-in conditioners

1. milk_shake Whipped Cream Leave-In Foam
2. Morrocanoil Intense Curl Cream
3.Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-in Conditioner 
4. Wella Professionals Care SP Color Save Bi-Phase Leave-In Conditioner Spray
5. milk_shake Incredible Milk Leave-In Treatment
6. milk_shake Silver Shine Whipped Cream
7. Sachajuan Leave-In Conditioner
8. SheaMoisture Manuka Yoghurt Hydrate and Repair Multi-Action Leave-In
9. SheaMoisture 100 virgin coconut oil daily hydration leave-in conditioner
10. NAK Replends Creme Leave-In Moisturiser

What are the top leave-in conditioners for healthy, shiny hair?


This leave-in treatment from milk_shake may sound like a delicious treat, and that’s because it is for your hair! With milk proteins included to condition and restructure the hair for a soft finish, this leave-in foam offers protection and style to keep your hair healthy and shiny no matter what the current Aussie weather or humidity. You can even combine it with shampoos and conditioners in the same line for thorough pampering.


For those with curly hair that is on the dry side, Morrocanoil has the solution with their Intense Curl Cream. Argan oil and vitamins help to smooth and moisturise hair, preventing frizz without turning your tresses sticky or crunchy. This leave-in cream can be applied to both wet and dry hair for ultimate versatility and tailored results.


You don’t get more luxurious than caviar, and your hair will love this Replenishing Moisture Priming Leave-in Conditioner.

Designed to drench dry hair with moisture for soft and smooth results, this formula is also created to detangle and prime your hair. If you need a little moisture boost and your locks need some extra shine and de- frizz, this treatment is an excellent option.


Part of Wella’s SP range for coloured hair, this milky leave-in spray protects the keratin in your hair for vibrant colour as week as additional shine. This conditioning spray also includes Microlight 3D Complex technology, providing protection as well as boosting that colour shine to keep everything looking fresh, healthy and new.


If you’re after award-winning haircare, milk_shake has you covered. Their Incredible Milk Leave In Treatment is packed with all kinds of excellent properties to offer 12 different benefits. For frizz control, reduced split ends and heat protection, this leave-in treatment is a great pick. It also adds plenty of shine and body, making your hair healthy and protected – all in one bottle.


If you have blonde or white hair that needs some proper shine, milk_shake has you covered with their Silver Shine Whipped Cream. Formulated with blueberries and violet pigments to brighten and remove brassiness from all blonde or grey hairs, your hair will be conditioned and toned in one for shiny, healthy and moisturised locks.


Simple and easy to apply on towel-dried hair, Sachajuan’s Leave In Conditioner is oil-free for beautiful shine without weighing down your tresses. Ocean Silk technology gives plenty of polish plus a boost in volume and can be left in for long-lasting results that enhance your styling and keeps your hair happy from scalp to tip.


If you’re after some serious hydration for your hair, SheaMoisture is top of the list. This leave-in conditioner is filled with nutritional and effective hydrating formulas, from manuka honey to baobab oil. Designed for curly tresses as well as dehydrated and damaged hair, this ultra-moisturising product is a heavy-hitter when it comes to hydrating every inch of your hair.


Formulated with the 100% Extra Virgin Coconut and Shea Oils, Coconut Milk and Acacia Senegal this product offers restorative factors to your hair. This leave-in moisturiser also acts as a heat barrier and prevents frizz, scented in a light coconut breeze, this product is the perfect drink for your hair.


Want extra hydration that reduces split ends? Then NAK might be the answer. This vegan leave-in moisturiser is designed to add body to your hair and provides shine while also protecting against nasty UV and heat damage. Specifically formulated for long hair, the Resplends Crème detangles and keeps wear and tear at bay for long, healthy and happy locks.

Are you struggling with dry hair?

Adding leave-in conditioner into your daily routine can be an excellent way to up your moisture – as well as investing in some hydrating shampoo and conditioner to prevent breakage and keep your locks silky and soft. If your dry hair is caused by damage, it’s even more essential to pick leave-in products that prevent further damage, giving your tresses time to heal and grow while they look silky, shiny and hydrated on the outside.

Spoilt for choice?

With so many incredible leave-in treatments, we’d have trouble choosing too. You can always get in touch with the RY team via our IG so we can help you find the perfect match for your thirsty locks. Or browse our full range of hydrating hair products now onsite to find your own inspiration!



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