Top 10 Cleansing Conditioners

The Hair-Healthy Alternative to Shampoo

The Hair-Healthy Alternative to Shampoo

For your hair, summer can be trying times. It’s got to combat intense heat and humidity, the sun, and surf on top of the daily wear and tear it incurs due to pollution and other icky environmental factors. Which is a long way of saying that you need to incorporate any of these top ten cleansing conditioners into your grooming routine, stat. We’re not saying you need to use them everyday (in fact, you should really only be doing it two to three times per week), but it’s important to give your locks a break from shampoo that can tend to dry out your hair when used alone. So, we’re here to help! Any of these ten great conditioners will ensure that your locks are primed to be super soft and shiny. If you’re in search of the kind of mane you only see in hair care commercials, these will be an important ally. 

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March 27, 2017

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L'Oreal Hair Expertise EverCrème Cleansing Balm

Treat your locks to some seriously lavish care when you add this low lather balm with all the nourishment you’ll need for soft, shiny and touchable hair. 

Unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner

Keep your natural oils and say goodbye to dirt and surface build-up with the conditioner beloved by industry professionals. Your hair will be frizz free but still full of body and bounce— ideal. 

Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner For Curly Hair

If you have curly tresses come right this way, please. Preserve the natural bounce and beautiful shape of your curls without frizz in this conditioner not meant for those with fine or thinning hair. 

Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Green Tea Shampoo

Protect your scalp from premature aging and call on the benefits of green tea oxidants when you suds up with this hydrating and cleansing conditioner that’s sulfate free. 

Oribe Cleansing Crème For Moisture & Control

If your locks are dry or over-processed (hey, it happens to the best of us) get them some life-infusing TLC with this conditioner cream that’ll definitely be a repeat buy. 

Dphue Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

It’s an ancient ingredient for a reason. The OG multitasker, apple cider vinegar cleanses and conditions your entire head, and we suggest using this one in lieu of conditioner once or twice a week. 

Herbal Essences Naked Moisturizing Cleansing Conditioner with Pump, Mint Fusion

Notes of lavender and mint pull aromatherapy duty in this simple conditioner that won’t strip your locks of natural oils but will gently condition for soft, supple hair. 

DevaCurl No-Poo Original Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser

The original and best selling formula is exactly that for a reason, which is also exactly why your shower isn’t complete without this non-lathering formula with peppermint and grapeseed to stimulate and cleanse.

R+Co ANALOG Cleansing Foam Conditioner

Argan oil nourishes and softens hair in this fun two for one shampoo and conditioner with a fun design to spice up your shower eye candy. 

Ouidad Ultra-Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Made specifically for those with dry or damaged hair, this scientifically sound conditioner will coat your hair shaft with fatty acids, which results in increased body and shine. 

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