But actually, I have it easy in comparison to others. You see, my hair is straight. My friends who have curls and coils are always reminding me that wash day could be a whole lot worse. After all, it’s a whole lot quicker to wash and style straight hair than it is curly hair.
But I think there’s a product that helps us all out. It helps replenish curly styles with moisture for easier styling while reducing wash time for all, and it’s been staring us in the face for some time. Yep, I’m talking about leave-in conditioner.
While my curly-haired friends have used leave-in conditioner to help nourish and hydrate their curls for almost their whole lives, it has never really occurred to me that replacing my usual conditioner with a leave-in treatment could save me a whole lot of shower time. So for the past six months or so, I’ve more or less exclusively used leave-in conditioner as my post-shampoo treatment. And I’ve gotten more compliments on my hair than ever before (despite the fact I haven’t had it cut for months). Not only does it save time in the shower, but using a leave-in conditioner can help increase manageability, boost shine, and restore moisture to prevent breakage. Oh, and it saves water. Here are the 13 best leave-in conditioners for a more low-maintenance hair routine.