Hot tools can do a number on your hair — and that's true no matter your texture, affinity for trying new colors, or the season. That's why leave-in conditioners are a godsend, particularly for natural, curly, and color-treated strands, because they can help save you from a world of damage.While liquid formulations typically get a bad rap during colder months because they can harden (making hair brittle and prone to breakage), they're perfect for the more hospitable seasons — so, whenever it's not freezing cold outside. And while the handy product won't make your overall routine any less time-consuming, by making your hair more manageable, it will making getting out the door in the morning that much easier.Keep reading to see pro and staff picks for the leave-in conditioners and treatments that leave our hair soft as can be.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Best On A Budget: Not Your Mother's Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert Melon Leave-In ConditionerIf you're currently working with dry, overprocessed curls, this $8 leave-in spray is a must-have. Just spritz it through damp hair as a primer before adding your usual curl-defining gels, creams, or oils for a boost of softness. Not Your Mother's Royal Honey & Kalahari Desert MelonLeave-In Conditioner, $4.49, available at Ulta Beauty Best For Coily Hair: Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-In TreatmentThere are some products that don't live up to their own names, and then there's Miracle Milk: a xylose and coconut oil-based formula that gives the driest curls a brand-new lease on life with a few spritzes all over. Naturalistas love it so much that Mizani upgraded the size to a jumbo 13.5 ounce bottle. Mizani 25 Miracle Milk Leave-In Treatment, $30, available at Ulta Beauty Best For Dry Hair: Taliah Waajid Daily Leave-in ConditionerIf you forget to re-twist your hair on a late night, a few spritzes of this magic elixir will hydrate your curls instantly. Pro tip: Spray it directly into your hands then finger-comb it through for the best results. Taliah Waajid Daily Leave-in Conditioner , $8.98, available at Amazon Best For Colored Hair: Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair CreamLeave it to argan oil to nourish and replenish curls even on your worst day. Safe for colored, relaxed, and textured hair, this repair cream penetrates deep to soften strands — without a ton of fuss. Our editors swear by it. Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, $7.26, available at Walmart Best For Thick Hair: Leonor Greyl Tonique Hydratant"For thick hair, it's all about replenishing [lost] moisture," says hairstylist Adir Abergel. He loves applying this treatment once a week. Leonor Greyl Tonique Hydratant, $43, available at Leonor Greyl Best For Definition: Iles Formula Finishing Serum"I love using Iles Forumla Hair Serum as a leave-in conditioner," says Gregory Russell, whose clients include Lily Collins, Nicole Richie, and Hailee Steinfeld. "It softens the hair without being heavy, provides a light amount of definition, and makes your hair feel hydrated. For coarser textures, be a little more liberal with the product." Iles Formula Finishing Serum, $44, available at Neiman Marcus Best For Baby Hairs: SheaMoisture Strengthen & Grow Conditioning Shine GelA-list celeb hairstylist Marcia Hamilton recommends this castor oil-packed leave-in conditioner/shine gel hybrid for smoothing and adding definition. "I really love this gel for shaping all baby hairs," she says. "It's alcohol-free and sulfate-free, so it doesn’t cause dryness. Plus, it leaves a really nice shine." SheaMoisture Strengthen & Grow Conditioning Shine Gel, $10.69, available at Target Best For Blondes: Unite Hair Care 7 Seconds Detangler"Three or four quick sprays into my hands is enough to make my dry, knotty hair far more manageable," says R29 senior beauty editor Lexy Lebsack. (Tip: Never mist leave-in sprays directly onto hair, which practically ensures an uneven application.) "Whether I air-dry overnight or blowdry, my hair is smoother, softer, and free of tangles. It's lightweight and never greasy, with a hit of protein for stronger hair. It's nothing like any detangler I've tried, because as soon as you apply it, it soaks in instead of coating strands or adding a heavy feeling." Unite Hair Care 7 Seconds Detangler, $29.5, available at Unite Hair Care Best For Frizz: SheaMoisture Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner"My favorite leave-in is Shea Moisture's," says Danielle Priano, who works with Selena Gomez and several Victoria's Secret Angels. "I would only use this one if you're going to wear your hair curly to keep the frizz out. If you have thin, straight hair, it will make it look a bit greasy." SheaMoisture Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner, $12.86, available at Walmart Best For Second-Day Hair: Living Proof Restore Repair Leave-InThis curl-friendly formula works wonders for vacation days you want to keep frizz at bay. While it works just as well on freshly-washed hair, if you need a second-day revival, just dampen curls with some water and you can reapply another pump of this — no added buildup included. Living Proof Restore Repair Leave-In, $30, available at Amazon Best For Fine Hair: Carol's Daughter Mirabelle Plum Leave-In Conditioner"My clients who [have] weak, overly dry, and thinning hair benefit from this product greatly," says Lisa Scott, MC Lyte 's hairstylist. "It's somehow both weightless and intensely moisturizing." We don't get it, but we won't question it. Carol's Daughter Mirabelle Plum Leave-In Conditioner, $11, available at NaturallyCurly Best For Dull Hair: Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave In Conditioner"This spray is my life," celebrity stylist Kristin Ess said in a product description. "It creates completely weightless shine and detangles better than any other leave-in I've ever used. It seals in moisture and can bring dull hair back to life over time." Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave In Conditioner, $10, available at Target Best For Waves: Vernon François Leave-In ConditionerTight coils that suffer from an extreme case of dull frizz will benefit most from this leave-in formula. With a few pumps, your curls are revived to their shiniest form. Bonus: Continued use helps strengthen your hair so that, in the future, you might not have to worry so much about a dehydrated style. Vernon François Leave-In Conditioner, $28, available at Sephora Best For Targeted Application: DevaCurl SuperCream“Leave-in conditioner is to curly hair what gas is to a car. And finding a good leave-in that gives your curls definition without weighing the hair down is a task," Shan Boodram, author, sexologist, and YouTuber tells us. "DevaCurl is my boo, but I only use it on the top pieces — I prefer the middle to have zero product, so I get frizzy volume goodness!” DevaCurl SuperCream , $28, available at DevaCurl Best For Fine Hair: Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner"It's super silky, but doesn't weigh your hair down," celeb stylist Jenny Cho says. "It's great for thinner hair that needs conditioning, but doesn't leave it feeling greasy." Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner, $31, available at Sephora For Color-Treated Hair: Amika Silken Up Dry ConditionerAsk any colorist how to best maintain your dye job and they'll just tell you to wash it less. Each wash can fade your color, but that doesn't mean you can't condition your hair between washes. This conditioner can be applied to dry hair to smooth, detangle, and moisturize. Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner, $24, available at Sephora Best For Curls: O&M; Know Knott Conditioning DetanglerColor-treated, damaged, and dehydrated hair can all reap the benefits of this lightweight leave-in. It's formulated with macadamia oil and vitamin B5 to soften tangled strands and give them shine. It also has UV protectants to keep your color from fading in the sunlight. O&M; Know Knott Conditioning Detangler, $30, available at Sephora Best For Heat-Damaged Hair: It's A 10 Miracle Leave-in ProductConsider this leave-in treatment a multivitamin for your hair. It's packed with bond-building amino acids that leaves any texture softer, smoother, and shiner after one use. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product, $18.52, available at Ulta Beauty Best For Heat Styling: Kérastase Discipline Anti Frizz Smoothing SprayEngaging in unprotected heat sessions with your hair can end in a blow-fried disaster — especially if your strands are naturally curly. If you're giving up the heat to embrace your curls, using this leave-in will ensure that your hair is silky and frizz-free, even while it's in recovery mode. If you're not yet ready to give up the hot tools, you can also use some of this to protect your hair from heat up to 450 degrees. Kérastase Discipline Anti Frizz Smoothing Spray, $37, available at Sephora Best All-Around: Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective PrimerConsider this Bumble & Bumble bottle the perfect one-size-fits-all spray for your hair. Apply it before you let your waves air-dry to reduce frizz and protect strands from UV rays. Or, use it as a detangler before you cocktail creams for a wash-and-go. And if you're heat styling, you can also spritz this on damp hair to get a silky blowout that doesn't feel greasy. Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer, $13, available at SephoraRelated Videoappearance by Lucie Fink.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?7 Anti-Frizz Shampoos That Outsmart The Humidity IndexHow To Get The Beachy Waves Of Your Dreams — On Every Hair TypeThe Hair Treatment That Saved My Heat-Damaged Curls Is On Sale For Prime Day
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Remember way back in January, when your optimism was at an all-time high? You were actually excited about going to the gym. You were downloading meditation apps and making a list of all the books you wanted to read. And when you were scrolling through Instagram and saw a hairstyle you loved, the reaction was, "I can totally do this."Yeah, that seems like a very distant memory.We blame alarm clocks — oh, and all the weather changes, which have now led us to look for hairstyles that will survive summer activities or just keep us cool in scorching hot weather. It's also easy to fall back into last year's hairstyle rut once you've run out of ideas. But we're here to keep you encouraged. Because while you thought that you used up all your creativity in the first few months of the year, we're here to prove that you're just getting started.We've been putting the Instagram "save" feature to use to compile a month's worth of hair inspiration. From haircuts to braided looks, there's something for everyone to try. Ahead, 31 gorgeous looks to keep the good hair days coming in July."Long hair, don't care" isn't the vibe when you wear eye-catching, animal-print accessories like these. It's just too cute to pass off as laissez-faire.Add height to your style with a mohawk that slicks down into a fabulous ponytail.Give your haircut some dimension by adding layers similar to this dreamy haircut that has the strands slightly longer in the front and gradually higher towards the back.Florals in summer might not be groundbreaking, but you can definitely make them feel fresh with an accessorized ponytail like this one.Looking for protective style ideas for your next vacation? Go for blonde stitch braids that can be worn in a ponytail or a topknot.We'd be lying if we said that Amanda Seyfried's new coppery blonde hair color didn't have us itching to dial our colorists.According to the pros, bubble ponytails are going to be popular for summer, and Kristin Cavallari is the perfect example of how to pull the style off.And this ponytail works for all hair types, too. "It's airy and fun. Plus, anyone can do it — you just keep adding subsections down the ponytail," celebrity stylist Jenny Cho recently told us.Cold weather might be in the distant future, but who's to say you can't rock icy-blonde hair in the summertime? You make your own rules.But if icy blonde is too big of a transformation for you, go for some lowlights that'll subtly freshen up your look.Natural hair influencer Freetlene created this look using very little hair in each twist, so the style is "lightweight and requires minimal styling." Perfect for those weeks you want to do the least — which is almost all of them from July to August.Speaking of doing the least but still making a difference.... undone updos are also trending for summer, and if you want to make it a little less "undone," you can add delicate accessories.Your edges aren't the only strands that can be slicked down. You can also go for the wet look and gel down all of your hair if that's the vibe.Freshen up your hair in a quick and easy way with the classic half-up, half-down style. And feel free to let strands frame for your face for a more effortless look.If it's one of those days when "it's just too hot," then style your curls into a cute half-up style, adding a bow while you're at it, to keep your hair out of your face.Celebrity hairstylist Lacy Redway said it best, "It’s all in the details." She's got our close attention with these knotless, knee-length box braids done on Tessa Thompson.There's just something about this bob with an intense side part and bouncy ends that says, "I mean business."If you're itching for a transformation this summer, go for bangs. Bonus: If you don't fall in love with the look, they'll be all grown out by September.There's no better season than summer to get into cute scarves, especially ones in bright colors and tropical patterns.What's a (hair) crown without some gold, right? Get some metallic wiring from your local crafts store and weave it into your braided style.Live out your best hot-girl summer with a statement pony. Megan Thee Stallion would be proud.Keeping to the retro theme, this headband trio takes us back to the 1950s — and hey, it's the perfect way to keep hair out of our face in scorching weather.Can you ever go wrong with a face-framing lob haircut? We think not. Make it more Parisian with a set of brow-grazing bangs.Your newest hair accessory could be sitting in your office supply drawer.Give your pixie cut some edge with a fade that reaches from your nape to up around your ears.Hairstylist Erickson Arrunategui calls this the "just going to the store to grab a few things lewk " — running errands never looked better.Looking for a unique hair color that will surely stand out this summer? Let this vibrant blue with dark roots be your guide.Remember in middle school when butterfly accessories were all the rage? Well, if Disney can bring back all of our favorite childhood films, we can definitely bring back these TBT pins.A sleek, long ponytail will never be a bad option, and Gal Gadot proves how picture-worthy the style is.The best part about a romantic style like this is that it won't take you more than five minutes to create. Just brush hair into low bun, leaving a chunk of side-parted hair separate. Then curl the bangs with an iron to frame the face.Leave it to Kristen Bell to show us the cutest way to style a bob this summer.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Balayage Bob Is The Definition Of Trendy Summer Hair9 Haircuts That Make The Big Chop Way Less ScaryEssence Festival Brought The Best Curls & Braids To NOLA
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Last week, Rihanna launched her highly-anticipated Fenty fashion house with LVMH. For her release event, the Fenty frontwoman wore her hair in burgundy box braids. It was the first time in a while we've seen RiRi with red hair since her 2010 Loud era, and we were reminded that crimson is, indeed, her color.Although the singer is notorious for continually switching out her style, it looks like Rihanna is rocking with her updated hair color. She attended the 2019 BET Awards with her burgundy hair tied up in a wavy half-up half down style done by her longtime stylist Yusef.Naturally, we weren't the only ones excited to see the singer rocking burgundy hair again. Her "Navy" also quickly freaked out on Twitter and began cooking up theories that new music from the singer is on the way.> Rihanna changes her hair color when she’s about to drop an album pic.twitter.com/1P3xC2gUC3> > — Ashlee (@BuryMeInChanel_) June 24, 2019> Last time @rihanna was at the betawards20 with that hair color and a stack of money to release a snippet. Let us be ready.> > — sayzar (@ccrstrna) June 24, 2019> Rihanna has red hair again . music gonna be 🔥🔥👏👏> > — Keels Williams (@TrulyKeels) June 24, 2019Though the singer has been adamant about releasing new music on her own terms, we'll happily take her new red hair for what it is: new music or just good ol' beauty inspiration from our favorite bad gal.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Jaclyn Hill Is Giving Every Person Who Bought Her Lipstick A RefundLizzo Rocked Her Natural Hair To The BET Awards Apparently Ariana Grande Got A Tattoo Inspired By Her Favorite Jim Carrey Movie
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