The 15 Best Conditioners for Dry, Brittle, and Damaged Hair

The 15 Best Conditioners for Dry, Brittle, and Damaged Hair
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If you have dry hair—we’re talkin’ the dry, damaged hair that puts stale Melba toast in the middle of the Mojave Desert to shame—then you know that most of those cute little conditioners that promise to “restore” dry ends with a drop of lightweight oil will do pretty much nothing to battle your brittle frizz. It’s basically like fighting a roaring fire with a squirt gun, except way less exciting.

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But rather than have you deal with your dry-as-hell hair for the rest of your life, enviously staring at the curtains of silky hair on strangers who pass by, we did the dirty work of finding the best of the best rinse-out conditioners that actually, really, truly moisturize dry, brittle hair by penetrating and smoothing the cuticle with rich fruit oils, keratin, and nut butters. Scroll down to see our favorite drugstore and high-end formulas (hey, sometimes you gotta feel fancy), and stop the angry hair tirade today.

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Redken All Soft Conditioner
Redken All Soft Conditioner

Redken All Soft Conditioner, $14.99; at Ulta

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Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner
Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner

Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner, $27; at Bumble and Bumble

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Living Proof Restore Conditioner
Living Proof Restore Conditioner

Living Proof Restore Conditioner, $28; at Living Proof

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Matrix Biolage Keratindose Conditioner For Overprocessed Hair
Matrix Biolage Keratindose Conditioner For Overprocessed Hair

Matrix Biolage Keratindose Conditioner For Overprocessed Hair, $14.99; at Ulta

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Just Natural Hair Care Conditioner Extreme Dry Hair
Just Natural Hair Care Conditioner Extreme Dry Hair

Just Natural Hair Care Conditioner Extreme Dry Hair, $23.99; at Just Natural

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Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner Argan Extract + Argan Oil,
Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner Argan Extract + Argan Oil,

Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner Argan Extract + Argan Oil, $19.99; at Acure

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Pureology Hydrate Conditioner
Pureology Hydrate Conditioner

Pureology Hydrate Conditioner, $30; at Ulta

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Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner for Dry, Damaged Hair
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner for Dry, Damaged Hair

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner for Dry, Damaged Hair, $4.99; at Garnier USA

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Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Condtioner
Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Condtioner

Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Condtioner, $4.79; at Walgreens

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OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner
OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner

OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner,  $5.79; at Target

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Real Repair Cocoa Butter Conditioner
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Real Repair Cocoa Butter Conditioner

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Real Repair Cocoa Butter Conditioner, $10.50; at Thrive Market 

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Drybar Sake Bomb Conditioner
Drybar Sake Bomb Conditioner

Drybar Sake Bomb Conditioner, $24; at Drybar

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Clear Hydration Fix Conditioner
Clear Hydration Fix Conditioner

Clear Hydration Fix Conditioner, $5.99; at Walgreens

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Kenra Professional Moisturizing Conditioner
Kenra Professional Moisturizing Conditioner

Kenra Professional Moisturizing Conditioner, $31; at Ulta

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Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Conditioner
Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Conditioner

Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Conditioner, $8; at Kiehl’s

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  • Redken All Soft Conditioner
  • Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner
  • Living Proof Restore Conditioner
  • Matrix Biolage Keratindose Conditioner For Overprocessed Hair
  • Just Natural Hair Care Conditioner Extreme Dry Hair
  • Acure Ultra-Hydrating Conditioner Argan Extract + Argan Oil,
  • Pureology Hydrate Conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner for Dry, Damaged Hair
  • Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Condtioner
  • OGX Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner
  • Alba Botanica Hawaiian Real Repair Cocoa Butter Conditioner
  • Drybar Sake Bomb Conditioner
  • Clear Hydration Fix Conditioner
  • Kenra Professional Moisturizing Conditioner
  • Kiehl’s Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Conditioner
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