You want a product to lightly style or detangle and condition your hair it all day long. And you want it to be full of healthy nutrients that nourish your hair, making it healthier. But you don’t want it to be filled with artificial chemicals that absorb into your scalp.

You’ve come to the right place! These products are all organic nutrient-rich leave-in conditioners and creams. Apply them to your hair to help with light styling or just to nourish and protect your hair. They won’t leave toxic chemicals to absorb into your scalp but they will leave lots of naturally derived nutrients to absorb into yout scalp and nourish your hair.

  • Shea Moisture Organic Yucca and Aloe Thickening Milk

    SheaMoisture Organic Yucca & Aloe Thickening Growth Milk

    Around $10 for 8.8oz

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  • Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner

    Giovanni Direct Leave In Conditioner

    Around $10 for 8.8oz

    • Rosemary is thought to benefit hair growth
    • Nettle is thought to be a 5 Alpha Reductase inhibitoor, which may help reduce DHT in the scalp (benefitting hair growth)
    • Horsetail is rich in silica, which may benefit the hair
    • Panthenol (B5) is known to condition and protect the hair

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  • Acure Organics Leave-In Conditioner

    Acure Organics Leave-In Conditioner, Argan Oil and Argan Stem Cell

    Around $10 for 4oz

    • High in antioxidant rich fruits, which may help reduce free radical damage in the scalp
    • Vitamin B5 helps condition and protect from breakage
    • Rosemary is thought to promote hair growth
    • Aloe vera contains enzymes which help break down dead skin cells on the scalp, helping keep pores clear
    • Olive oil naturally protects the hair from breakage and split ends

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  • Intelligent Nutrients Organic Leave-in Conditioner

    Intelligent Nutrients Certified Organic Leave-In Conditioner

    Around $40 for 6.7oz

    • Lots of high antioxidant fruits
    • Rosemary is thought to promote hair growth
    • Grapefruit may help increase arginine, which may help improve blood circulation
    • Vitamin E is beneficial for circulatory health — good circulation in the scalp is key for healthy hair

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  • Aubrey Organics Sea Buckthorn Leave-in Conditioner

    Aubrey Organics Sea Buckthorn Leave-In Conditioner

    Around $13 for 4oz

    • Aloe vera contains enzymes, which help keep pores clear by breaking down dead skin cells. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, which may help ‘derestrict’ blood flow to hair follicles
    • Grapefruit may help the body produce arginine, which may help improve blood circulation (if absorbed into the skin)
    • Evening Primrose Oil has properties that may topically prevent DHT production in the scalp, which may help hair growth — particularly in men
    • Witch Hazel is an ‘astringent’, which may help reduce inflammation in the scalp, which in turn may help promote blood flow to hair follicles
    • Tocopherol acetate may help improve circulatory health in the scalp
    • Aloe leaf juice may aid blood flow to hair follicles by reducing inflammation in the scalp and may help keep pores clear by breaking down dead skin cells

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  • MOP Leave In Conditioner

    MOP Leave-In Conditioner

    Around $14 for 6.76oz

    • Contains aloe vera, which contains enzymes that may help keep scalp pores clear and work as a mild anti-inflammatory
    • Contains panthenol (B5), which conditions and protects hair shafts
    • Buttermilk and olive oil protect the hair shafts against damage
    • Vitamin E promotes capillary health, which may help increase blood flow to the hair follicles, thus increasing nutrient supply to hair
    • Olive oil naturally protects hair shafts from damage

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  • Miessence Hair Repair Leave in Conditioner

    Miessence Protect Hair Repair

    Around $31 for 8.8oz

    • Aloe barbadensis may help keep scalp pores clear and inflammation reduced
    • Horsetail contains silica, which my benefit hair
    • Nettle is thought to be a 5 Alpha Reductase inhibitor, which may help reduce DHT in the scalp (benefitting hair growth)
    • Rosemary is thought to help help hair growth

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  • Dr Bronners Magic Organic Hair Cream

    Dr Bronners Peppermint Hair Conditioner & Style Creme

    Around $8 for 6.26oz

    • Coconut oil is known to protect hair shafts from breakage and split ends
    • Peppermint oil may have some benefit for the scalp and hair growth
    • Tocoherol (vitamin E) may improve circulatory health in the scalp, which is key to hair health

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  • Aubrey Organics Detangler Conditioner Spray

    Aubrey Organics Primrose Tangle-Go Hair Conditioner and Detangler

    Around $15 for 4.15oz

    • Panthen (B5) is known to condition and protect the hair shafts from breakage and split ends
    • Evening primrose oil is a natural 5 Alpha Reductase inhibitor, which may help reduce DHT in the scalp, benefitting hair growth
    • Witch Hazel is an astringent, which may help reduce inflammation in the scalp — scalp inflammation is thought to be linked with hair loss due to blood flow restriction

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  • Nexxus Luxxtress Leave in Hair Moisturizer

    Nexxus Luxxtress Leave in Hair Moisturizer with Pump

    Around $13 for 10.1oz

    • Panthenol (B5) is known to protect and condition the hair shafts
    • Aloe vera contains enzymes (providing they’re not killed during processing), which may help keep the scalp healthy and the pores clear. It is also a mild anti-inflammatory
    • Contains added vitamins and minerals

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  • Sexy Hair Concepts Sexy Hair Organics Leave-In Conditioner

    Sexy Hair Concepts Sexy Hair Organics Leave-In Conditioner

    Around $15 for 10.2oz

    • Contains aloe vera for conditioning and scalp health benefits
    • Olive oil protects hair shafts from breakage
    • Panthenol conditions and protects hair from breakage and split ends
    • Pumpkin seed oil is a mild DHT inhibitor, which may help reduce DHT in the scalp, which may reduce hair loss
    • Coconut oil protects hair shafts from breakage and split ends

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Why men should consider using leave-in conditioner instead of gel or wax

Man using leave in conditioner

I’ve been using gels and waxes on and off for years but there are some major downsides to them. They make your hair sticky and I don’t like the idea of leaving gel on your hair overnight because it can block the scalp pores (see can hair gel cause hair loss). Because of this I decided to find the best organic hair gels and waxes so I wouldn’t have to worry about the awful chemicals in most gels leaching into my scalp and causing problems. However, I now have slightly longer hair and hard wax or gel just doesn’t style my hair how I want it too — lighter and more loosely.

I guess I’ve been racking my brains sub consciously for a while trying to think of a solution to these problems. Then it occurred to me — why not use a really good quality, totally natural organic leave-in conditioner to style my hair (just to give it a tiny bit of hold and control but not to make it rock hard like wax and gel do!).

So I decided to search for the best nutrient-rich organic leave in conditioners that I could happily leave in my hair all day and even overnight without having to wash my hair before going to bed. As a result I created this list. I’m trying the Giovanni Direct product first, but I’ll make my way through most of these products in time and add comments as I go — so bookmark this page if you know you’ll be using organic leave-in conditioner in the future.

Why you should use an organic leave-in conditioner

Organic aloe vera

In my experience of researching the world’s best hair products I have found one good consistent measure of quality — use of organically grown ingredients. If a hair product manufacturer has gone to the trouble of using organically grown natural ingredients, it’s likely that the product is far better quality than most supermarket type products and that the ingredients are more nutritious. It’s a good sign of quality and shows that a product is a cut above the rest. So when you’re searching for the world’s best hair products, look for organic ones, then take a look at the ingredients. If the ingredients list is full of crap that you wouldn’t want on your skin don’t buy it.

Some health professionals and top dermatologists say, “if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” That’s good advice because the products you put on your skin absorb into your blood stream. For a product like leave in conditioner, which might be on your hair all day and all night, it’s important that the ingredients will not impact on your health if they are absorbed into your blood stream — and in the case of the products listed on this page, they will not only not hurt you, they’ll actually benefit you!

Why Organic Ingredients are Better for You

Not only are organic ingredients richer in nutrients and pesticide free, they’re also better for the world! Watch this video to learn more.