20 Best Conditioners Of 2020 For Curly Hair

To keep curls healthy and in tact!

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Curls are at their most gorgeous when hydrated, shiny and bouncy, but that’s hard work. We need to use products that not only maintain those gorgeous curls, but enhance them. 

That's why using the best conditioner for curly hair is key, as curly hair tends to be dry. And that means never skimping on hydration, whether leaving in or washing out, or having color-treated hair or natural curls.

Great conditioners will hydrate, detangle, smooth, and make your curly hair last a whole lot longer.


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1. Keune Care Curl Control Conditioner


Keune Care Curl Control Conditioner creates soft, bouncy and frizz-free curls. Keratin proteins rejuvenate the hair fiber, boosting the curls’ strength, protecting the hair’s structure, and deeply conditioning strands. Raspberry seed oil, which is rich in vitamin E, and omega fatty acids moisturize and soften curls while reducing frizz. 

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2. Rizos Curls Deep Conditioner


Rizos Curls Deep Conditioner is the perfect formula for bouncy, shiny, defined, frizz-free, soft, voluminous curls. It is specifically formulated for curly hair as it promotes growth, reduces frizz, breakage and split ends. It moisturizes your hair from within with natural ingredients including olive oil, sunflower oil and coconut oil to give extra strength and body.

(Walmart, $16.95)

3. NatureLab. TOKYO Smooth Conditioner


This cruelty-free conditioner revitalizes drab-looking hair to make it weightlessly glossy and shiny. The antioxidant- and fiber-rich formula has a refreshingly light violet almond scent and lends tons of moisture. Free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

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4. CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar Detangling Conditioner


Define, enhance and revive curls and texture with CHI Aloe Vera. Infused with Agave Nectar and a Super Hydration blend, Aloe Vera replenishes and locks in moisture to guard against humidity and provide easier maintenance of curly hair. This conditioner increases elasticity and enhances your natural curl pattern for shiny, bouncy and healthy-looking hair.

(Ulta, $21)

5. BioSilk Silk Therapy Conditioner


This option from BioSilk is loved by curly girls far and wide. Formulated with silk proteins that penetrate deep within the hair shaft to condition from within, and with botanical extracts that nourish and add incredible shine. UV protectants guard against damaging rays.

(Walmart, $11.66)

6. Bouclème Curl Conditioner


Bouclème’s plant-based, super-hydrating curl conditioner strengthens and protects hair from environmental stressors. The unique formulation penetrates deep into the hair cuticle, replenishing much-needed moisture without weighing down curls. Bring softness and shine to dull dry curls.

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7. Miss Jessie's Leave-In Condish


Miss Jessie’s lightweight leave-in conditioner and detangler acts as the ultimate frizz fighter and moisturizer for curly hair, leaving curls soft and shiny without any oily build-up. Formulated with soybean and aloe, it coats curls and locks in an extra layer of moisture protection.

(Target, $11)

8. Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner


A conditioner that infuses intense moisture, vitamins, and botanicals into every strand, giving tight curls the hydration they need without heaviness.

(Sephora, $16)

9. L'Oréal Paris Evercurl Hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner

Sulfate-free Hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner is an innovative, gentle way to cleanse and condition curls in one simple step. Enriched with natural botanicals and natural aromatic properties to help invigorate the senses. Low-lathering creme cleanses and helps reduce friction to keep curls smooth, soft and manageable.


(Target, $5.29)

10. Devacurl One Condition Original Daily Cream Conditioner

A creamy conditioner that leaves curls looking healthy and feeling soft, it's formulated specifically for the needs of curly hair by the curly hair masters.

(Sephora, $46)

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11. Bumble And Bumble Curl Custom Conditioner


A hydrating conditioner that can be used as a rinse-out, leave-in, or co-wash. A blend of humectants help provide moisturizing benefits.

(Sephora, $34)

12. Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Shea Curl Defining Conditioner

An ultra-hydrating conditioner designed to nourish, define, and de-frizz hair with a more dry, harder-to-tame texture.


(Sephora, $24)

13. Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Original Leave-in Moisturizer

Protect your hair from unwanted situations with shea butter to hydrate hair, and soybean oil to soften and strengthen.

(Target, $11.99)

14. Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner


A creamy herbal conditioner and detangler that's designed to smoothe the cuticle and remove knots.

(Target, $11.39)

15. Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner

Salon-quality conditioner for normal to dry hair helps restore lost nutrients and lock in moisture to unleash hair’s smoothness. Advanced conditioning treats each hair fiber and retains natural movement. Deep moisturizing conditioner nourishes for long-lasting healthy hair.


(Target, $19.99)

16. It’s A 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner Plus Keratin

Reverse the effects of hair that’s been depleted of keratin with a deep conditioning treatment that penetrates deep within the hair shaft to restore structure, seal the cuticle, and reveal shine.


(Ulta, $61.99)

17. IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm

A leave-in conditioning balm that melts into hair to boost hydration and reduce frizz. The coconut oil helps restore and repair hair from the inside out by reducing protein loss and keeping hair moisturized.

(Sephora, $29)

18. Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner


A lightweight conditioner that detangles, conditions, and fights frizz, is powered by Living Proof’s patented healthy hair molecule (OFPMA), which helps block humidity, smooth hair, and repel dirt and oil to keep hair cleaner, longer.

(Sephora, $27)

19. VERB Ghost Conditioner

A moringa oil-infused conditioner that weightlessly protects, detangles, and hydrates fine and easily weighed down hair.


(Sephora, $16)

20. AMIKA Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Conditioner

An ultra-violet, brass-busting conditioner that delivers bright and shiny, cool-toned results. Perfect for blonde, silver, and gray hair, whether natural or enhanced.

(Sephora, $24)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.


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