Everyone has different skin—and the same thing holds true for hair. Some of us have oily roots, while others may experience frizz on the regular. And because there are so many variations when it comes to hair, there are shampoos and conditioners designed to address just about every hair care concern and hair type. Not sure where to start when it comes to your own mane? Below, find the best conditioner for your hair type, as well as the right shampoo to go with it.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT CONDITIONER FOR YOUR HAIR TYPE
You wouldn’t use a moisturizer designed for oily skin if you had a dry complexion, now would you? Nope, we thought not! Think about your hair in the same way. You shouldn’t use a conditioner (and coordinating shampoo) designed for curly hair if your strands are straight. That just wouldn’t make sense. When looking for a conditioner to use, reach for a one that’s formulated for your specific hair type or the hair issues that you’re dealing with, such as frizz or damage. That way, your conditioner can actually help with those issues! Makes sense, doesn’t it?
THE RIGHT CONDITIONER FOR PROCESSED HAIR
Regularly styling your mane with heat tools, as well as getting certain salon services (we’re looking at you, frequent followers of hair color trends!), can leave your hair feeling extra dry and damaged. Eek! If this is the case for your tresses, it’s a good time to remember the golden rule: Be gentle! Choose a shampoo and conditioner that will go easy on your hair, like the L'Oréal Paris EverSleek Keratin Caring Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris EverSleek Keratin Caring Conditioner. This system is specifically formulated for chemically processed hair, meant to repair, smooth, and improve hair’s texture while being gentle. Apply the shampoo to wet hair, massaging it into a thick lather, then rinse. Follow up by applying the conditioner. Leave it on for one to two minutes, then rinse again.
Editor’s note: It’s also a good idea to start limiting your use of heat tools—there’s never been a better time to embrace your natural texture!
THE RIGHT CONDITIONER FOR THIN HAIR
When you have limp, thin hair, it’s hard not to dream about what your locks would look like with a little more body. Look for a conditioner that will strengthen fine strands and promote thicker-looking locks, like the L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Conditioner. (Just be sure to pair it with the L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Thickening Shampoo for the best results!) Apply the coordinating shampoo to wet hair, massage it into a wet lather, then rinse. Next, apply your thickening conditioner and leave it on for one to two minutes before rinsing again.
THE RIGHT CONDITIONER FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR
After you’ve dyed your hair the latest trendy hue, you may want to think about switching up your hair care routine since color-treated hair requires a little extra TLC. Reach for a conditioner that will restore and repair your locks without fading your color. The L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Conditioner, paired with the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo, deeply strengthens while defending against damage and daily color aggressors. Massage the shampoo onto wet hair, lather, then rinse. Follow up by applying the conditioner to wet hair and letting it sit for one to two minutes before rinsing.
THE RIGHT CONDITIONER FOR WAVY TO CURLY HAIR
There’s no denying it: Waves and curls can be absolutely stunning. In fact, beachy waves continue to be one of the most popular hairstyles out there. But if you have ringlets, then you understand that sometimes, they can be a challenge to care for. To keep your curls in check, use the L'Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Conditioner with the L'Oréal Paris EverCurl HydraCharge Shampoo. The pair will leave you with soft, manageable, hydrated curls without frizz or weigh down. Apply the shampoo to wet hair, gently massage it into a thick lather, then rinse. Use the conditioner next, leaving it on for one to two minutes. Rinse one more time, then it’s onto the rest of your curly hair care routine.
THE RIGHT CONDITIONER FOR FRIZZ-PRONE HAIR
Real talk: Frizz is one of the most frustrating things ever! And managing it can be even more annoying than the frizz itself. When looking for a conditioner, look for one formulated to fight frizz and humidity, like the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner. Be sure to pick up its partner-in-crime, the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo, too. After you’ve sudsed up and rinsed out the shampoo, apply the conditioner and leave it on for one to two minutes, then rinse.
Now that you know how to find the right conditioner for your hair type, check out Our 21 Best Hair Care Tips For Every Hair Type.