You know that feeling when you’re nearing the end of your haircut cycle, and your hair feels like it’s been basking in the sun on a desert island for months (you know, not in a good way)? You OD on hair creams and overnight masks, but no matter what, you still can’t seem to get the results you want. Yeah, we feel you and trust us, it’s cases like these where you’re going to want to turn to a high-quality leave-in conditioner above all else—specifically, one that’s designed to work for your unique hair type and hair goals. That’s right; we’re talking about our leave-in treatment.
Named one of the best new hair launches of 2019, it’s hands down the hardest working product in our hair care arsenal these days, and the only one we reach for when frizz, dryness, and flyaways just won’t seem to go away. To prove it, here are five quick and easy ways that we’re using leave-in treatment this season, and how you too can work it into your daily hair care routine regardless of your hair type.
1. Protect + Prime
Dying to finally perfect your at-home blowout? Try adding 1-2 pumps of leave-in treatment to damp hair (remember to avoid the roots!) before blow-drying with a round brush. Leave-in treatment will not only help protect your strands from heat damage (yay!) but also create that smooth, shiny, look that you crave. No professional hair stylist needed.
2. Slide Through Tangles
Fine-haired girls, listen up! All that pulling, yanking, and tugging you’re doing to get rid of your knots it’s causing some serious damage (not to mention a whole lot of pain). Instead, try applying a pump of leave-in treatment to your strands either post-shower or whenever your hair is feeling particularly knotty, and slide through those bad boys with ease!
3. Air-Dry Like A Pro
Want to give your hair a break from all of the hot tools, but hate all of the frizz that comes with it? Try this instead: after gently towel-drying your hair, run 1-2 pumps of leave-in treatment throughout the length of your strands and, while it’s still slightly damp, braid it into sections. From there, you can let your hair air-dry (our editors like to sleep in their braids overnight) or, if you’re in a time rush, wrap your braids around a diffuser to gently dry them. Once dry, shake them out and voila! Perfectly (un)done waves that sleek, smooth, and free of heat damage.
4. Up Your Curl Game
Curly hair is notoriously finicky due to the fact that it’s prone to dryness and frizz, especially at the ends. To keep your curls smooth, bouncy, and frizz-free, you need moisture, which is why we recommend applying leave-in treatment to your hair on a daily basis. You can scrunch it into damp hair post-shower before diffuse drying or air-drying, or you can use it in-between washes when your curls require a little extra definition. Either way, they’ll thank you.
5. Extend Your Style
You know that moment when you’re getting ready to leave the house to meet up with a friend, and you suddenly realize that your once sleek style is now a dry, frizzy mess? Yeah, it’s not fun. Instead of re-doing your whole look though, try just hitting the refresh button with a touch of leave-in treatment. Apply it wherever you have frizz, flyaways, or split ends and watch as they disappear in less time than it took you to find your keys.
Ready for happy hair days? Find your perfect leave-in formula by taking the hair quiz here!
And for more tips on how to use leave-in treatment based on your hair type, check out our tutorials video, here!