The Best Leave-In Conditioner Sprays to Hydrate and Nourish Your Hair

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When it comes to overall hair care, leave-in conditioner sprays are largely considered the swiss army knife of products, supplying hair with moisture, definition, and overall softer, shinier strands with mist-and-go ease.

“Regardless of your hair type, hydration is important for the health of your hair,” explains celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin of a leave-in conditioner’s universal appeal for hair of all shapes, sizes, and textures. Plus, she adds, “It’s a perfect product to prep hair before heat styling, regardless of the type of styling tool.”

When choosing your hero formula, the goal should be lightweight moisture, “so it won’t weigh down fine hair, which is especially important for anyone with fine, curly or coily hair types, but is still hydrating enough to be effective on thick hair,” explains Atkin who, today, launches the next offering from her hair-care brand Ouai and Byredo’s much-hyped collaboration: a limited edition version of her cult-favorite leave-in conditioner spray infused with the fragrance brand’s cult Mojave Ghost scent.

In terms of best practices for applying a leave-in conditioner spray, Atkin recommends starting a few inches down from your roots and combing through your hair with a wide tooth comb, root to tip, when the hair is wet. “A wide tooth comb will aid in preventing breakage and help disperse product starting at the root, without having to apply too much product directly there.” From Byredo x Ouai’s heavenly scented collaboration to Swedish brand Sachajuan new intensive repair elixir, shop the best leave-in conditioner sprays below.

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Byredo x Ouai Leave-In Conditioner Spray

“I love the idea that the person wearing it will have these little wafts of fragrance as they move through the world,” says Byredo founder Ben Gorham of the limited-edition Byredo x Ouai Leave-In Conditioner Spray. It's laced with hair-happy ingredients, such as hydrating tamarind seed extract and a strengthening amino acid blend, and Byredo’s already-legendary Mojave Ghost fragrance—a warm, woody scent that combines notes of musk and floral.

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Pattern's Hydrating Mist is a reactivating tonic that boasts a milky texture that won't weigh down curly, coily, and tight textures. A slew of hair health-supporting ingredients include aloe vera, coconut oil, and avocado oil.

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Briogeo Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray

Designed to work on wet and dry hair, Briogeo’s milky leave-in conditioning spray features a robust blend of rosehip, argan and coconut oils that smooth, detangle, and protect against humidity.

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Sachajuan Intensive Repair Leave In Conditioner

Sachajuan's new Intense Leave-In Conditioner takes repairing hair integrity to the next level with hydrating macadamia oil and pollution-fighting red algae.

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Kérastase Refresh Absolu Redefining and Restyling Spray

Giving second-day curls exactly what they crave, Kérastase's Refresh Absolu Redefining & Restyling Spray helps keep strands across the curly, coily, and tightly-textured spectrum hydrated and defined in-between washes.

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Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Spray

To combat the damage that can come from daily styling with a hot tool, look no further than Philip Kingsley's protective formula which features strand-strengthening almond extract, moisture-retaining glycerin, and hydrolyzed elastin, which clings to hair's surface to improve body and add shine.

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Carol's Daughter Almond Milk Leave-In Conditioner

Tending to dry and over-processed hair, Carol's Daugher's Almond Milk leave-in mist is brimming with tried-and-true ingredients such as almond milk, aloe vera, and shea butters to help heal and fight damage.

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Vernon François Leave~In Conditioner

Housed in a convenient spray nozzle, Vernon François's deep conditioning spray helps curly, coily, and kinky hair drink in moisture without being weighed down thanks to its lightweight textures and ingredients, such as African tulip tree extract and amino acids.

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Leonor Greyl Tonique Vivifant Vitalizing Leave-In Treatment

A beloved French leave-in treatment targeted at scalp health, Leonor Grey's Tonique Vivifiant brings together age-fighting tenuiflora mimosa, collagen, and amino acids to help boost hair growth and leave the scalp soft and supple.

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Rahua Hydration Detangler UV Barrier

Rahua's rich leave-in treatment not only supercharges the hair with morete, rahua and sacha inchi oils, but also detangles and protects strands against UV damage and other environmental aggressors.

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R+Co Sun Catcher Power C Boosting Leave-In Conditioner

A beach hair favorite of celebrity hairstylist Jillian Halouska, R+Co's Sun Catcher leave-in treatment offers just the right amount of hold. On top of that, the antioxidant-packed powers of Vitamin C protect hair from the elements while hyaluronic acid locks in moisture and vegetable collagen helps restore hair health.

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Christophe Robin Hydrating Leave-In Mist With Aloe Vera

Harnessing the fortifying benefits of aloe vera, which contains vitamins A, C, and E, Christophe Robin's leave-in hair mist can be used to detangle, hydrate, and sooth the scalp in one fell spray or two.

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