The Best Leave-in Conditioners for Dry Winter Hair

Protect, de-frizz and rejuvenate your mane with these easy-to-use at-home hair treatments

Protect, de-frizz and rejuvenate your mane with these easy-to-use at-home hair treatments

Heat styling, dry weather and excess chemicals are just some of the reasons why our hair can become dull and damaged. If you are constantly on the go and can’t find time for salon treatments, then we’ve got the perfect solution that can be used in the comfort of your own home.

From affordable sprays to high-end tonic lotions, there are a number of leave-in conditioners that work to strengthen, detangle, moisturize and keep your hair shining.

Read through for our top picks…


1. Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray

A blend of rosehip, argan and coconut oils, this lightweight formula keeps hair nourished, strong and protected against heat. We love that it’s non-greasy, too, and safe for colour-treated, keratin-treated, chemically treated and relaxed hair. Spray it on clean or damp strands and you’re good to go.
$26 at Sephora


2. Living Proof Restore Repair Leave-in

This conditioning treatment by Living Proof not only smells delicious (think notes of fresh citrus and fruit baskets), but it’s also ideal for all hair types and promises to make strands 15 times stronger after just one use. Combat dryness and split ends by applying a dime-sized amount throughout your hair after every wash and you’re sure to see positive results in no time.
$30 at Living Proof


3. AG Hair Coco Nut Milk Conditioning Spray

Packed with naturally derived ingredients, like coconut oil, macadamia extract and mango-seed butter, AG Hair’s Coco transforms frizzy, damaged strands into something silky and manageable. Developed and produced entirely in the Lower Mainland—support local, people!—the product’s silicone-free formula is especially great for those with medium to thick hair types.
$26 at AG Hair


4. Amika Vault Colour-lock Leave-in Conditioner

If you dye your hair a lot, Amika’s leave-in conditioning spray is a fabulous pick for you. Aside from keeping naturally and synthetically coloured hair vibrant, it contains UV filters to protect your strands against the sun, and amino acids to boost your mane’s overall elasticity. 
$25.00 at Amika


5. Ouai Leave-in Conditioner

This little bottle of goodness by Ouai is packed with vitamin E, tamarind-seed extract, amino acids and primrose oil that, together, work to fight frizz, detangle strands and enhance your hair’s natural shine. It’s super affordable, to boot, and the scent—a blend dubbed North Bondi that’s made up of bergamot, Italian lemon, magnolia, blackberry and violet—is just irresistible.
$12 at Ouai


6. Verb Leave-in Mist

Say goodbye to frizzy, dry hair with this multi-tasking formula by Verb. Argan oil, bamboo extract, Keratin protein and moringa-seed oil are just some of the key ingredients that will enhance your hair’s elasticity and health from root to ends. 
$16 at Verb 


7. Aveda Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner

Made up of predominantly naturally derived ingredients like organic jojoba, sunflower oils and lavender, Aveda’s calming mist will keep your hair conditioned and soft for those in-between wash days. The weightless, dry formula instantly shows results, and will also protect strands against heat styling.
$31 at Aveda


8. Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion

This hydrating spray—don’t be fooled by the name—from Bumble and Bumble works to refresh and soothe both your hair and scalp with tea tree oil and various herbs and vitamins. Use it liberally on dry or damp hair, style as you please and you’re all set! P.S. the fragrance is definitely another plus point. 
$25 at Bumble and Bumble