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7 Top-Rated Conditioners That Are Like A Long Drink Of Water For Your Hair

In the winter, hair exposed to freezing windchills — and the searing hot shower that follows — is prone to extreme dryness. Right now, that moisture zap may be worsened by seasonal itchy scalp, at-home color, or the fact that your hair hasn't seen a pair of scissors in months, with the split, frizzy ends to prove it.

If you can relate, you might be in need of a conditioner upgrade. According to Fabian Lliguin, NYC-based hair pro and co-founder of Rahua, a hydrating conditioner will be your best defense against winter damage. "Dry, porous hair can be exhibited as flat, frizzy, or fried-looking strands, depending on your texture," Lliguin explains. "The best and easiest way to avoid this is to keep your hair as hydrated as possible, using a sulfate-free shampoo followed by a hydrating conditioner to create a protective, moisture-sealed barrier around the hair shaft."

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If you're set with a gentle, non-stripping shampoo, find a best-in-class moisturizing conditioner ahead.

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Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner


If you're looking for extra moisture plus curl definition, a deep conditioner may be your best bet. This one from Ouidad combines coconut, avocado, and grapeseed oils to instantly revive brittle and breaking ends.
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Rahua Hydration Conditioner


Lliguin's go-to conditioner is his own: Rahua's Hydration formula. The proprietary blend of Amazonian oils and protein-bonding sugars help drive moisture deep into the cuticle of the hair to restore bounce and shine.
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Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Shea Curl Defining Conditioner


One of our favorite Black-owned hair brands, Briogeo, makes a top-rated moisturizing conditioner that restores elasticity to curls and leaves hair feeling soft and detangled. Grab the Super Moisture shampoo for a double dose of hydration.
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SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Conditioner


This naturally-derived honey-and-oil blend infuses hair with humectants that lock in moisture to restore even the most brittle strands.
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Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner


If you haven't tried Olaplex yet, now's the time. Snag the Bond Maintenance conditioner and your hair will feel smoother and healthier almost instantly.
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Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Conditioner


Think of this conditioner like a water-gel moisturizer. It's featherlight, making it great pick for anyone with thin or fine hair in need of hydration without the extra weight.
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Moroccanoil Hydrating Conditioner


Not only will your hair feel smoother and more manageable with this Moroccanoil conditioner, it'll smell amazing — like a blend of tropical florals and amber musk.
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