Liquid vs. Cream Leave-In Conditioners

Liquid vs. Cream Leave-In Conditioners

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Over the years of my hair journey, I have tried many a leave-in conditioner.  I have never found just one or two staple products – there are so many good ones out there!  But I have realized my preference is often a liquid, mainly due to my reliance on rollersets to style my hair.  However, I have used and loved quite a few creamy products as well.  Is one superior?  Is there any major difference between liquid versus cream leave-in conditioners?

Liquid versus Cream Leave In Conditioner Longing 4 Length

Liquid Leave-In Conditioner: Best for low-to-normal porosity hair (See What is Hair Porosity for more info) and straightened hairstyles.  Are usually light weight, non-greasy formulas that won’t weigh down hair; We usually want our straight hair to be bouncy and full of movement.  Also great for moisturizing our hair while wearing protective styles.

Cream Leave-In Conditioner: Best for normal-to-high porosity hair to help it retain moisture.  Works best for curly and textured hairstyles such as wash n’ gos, twist/braid outs, and puffs.  Can help define curls and waves as well as prevent tangles to which these styles are prone.

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Of course, there are no rules that work for everyone.  You have to figure out what works best for you and your hair.

Happy Hair Growing!

  • Asia Riley

    I agree about so many good ones being out there!
    My hair thrives when I layer both a liquid/spray and a creamy leave-in on wash day. My favorite liquid leave-in is by Annabelle’s Perfect Blends (Blueberry Cheesecake, Cocoa and Avocado, Loads of Coconut, and Tangerine). Favorite creamy moisturizing leave-in is Kurlee Belle Thirsty Kurls Leave In & protein leave-in is Komaza Care Matani Leave In.