Here, our favorite cleansing conditioners at every price point.
Ease Your Way Into Cleansing Conditioners
Say goodbye to crunchy, frizzed-out hair with this cleansing conditioner. The formula has a low level of lather, perfect for the cleansing conditioner newbie who still needs a bit of that squeaky-clean illusion. It contains one-quarter cleanser and three-quarters moisturizing conditioner that's full of nourishing, hair-softening omega-3 and -6 that gently cleanses, hydrates and reduces breakage.
For Shiny, Defined Curls
Fuzzy, fluffy hair doesn't stand a chance against this low-lather cleansing conditioner. It removes product buildup without being harsh on hair, and leaves curls and waves bouncy, shiny and refreshed. Pomegranate preserves add an unexpected -- but delightful -- tart, fruity fragrance.
A Zesty Wake-Up Call
This cleansing cream has a lotion-like consistency that takes a bit of getting used to -- because of the lack of detergents and sulfates, it doesn't lather at all. Not even a little bit.
It cleanses and nourishes hair with a blend of peppermint, rose hip and evening primrose oils, along with aloe vera (side note: the perky, wake-up scent makes it ideal for morning use). If all of those oils sound more greasy than cleansing, keep in mind that it takes about a month of using the product for hair to recover from shampoo abuse, according to the brand, which was created by the founder and ex-president of Bumble and Bumble. Once it does, you're rewarded with frizz-free, tangle-free, healthy hair.
High-Tech Hair Washing
This low-foam wash liminates the need for conditioner altogether, and manages to get rid of buildup without being drying or frizz-causing. It was designed with curly hair in mind -- so straight-haired girls, beware -- and uses "extended curl memory technology." This sounds a little like something the main character in a celebrity-penned young adult novel would be researching, but it's actually a high-tech combo of time-released conditioners to control frizz and the brand's patented molecule to help keep hair clean and repel humidity.