May the Best Leave-in Win

In the past month, I have tried three different leave-in conditioners and watched the effects each had on my hair. The different ones I tried are Cantu “Shea Butter for Natural Hair Leave-In Conditioning Cream”, Shea Moisture “Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner”, and TGIN “Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner With Green Tea and Argan Oil”.

I would like to start off with the different qualities of my hair, my hair is a mixture of textures like some 4a and 4b here and there but it is mostly 4c. I also have thin but full hair so my hair tends to look kind of thick and it holds on to water well. The method I use in my hair is the L.O.C./L.C.O. Method where L stands for a liquid base product, O stands for an oil of your choice, and C stands for a cream of your choice. I use both methods when I do my hair, but I prefer the L.O.C. Method because it holds the moisture in more for me.



  1. 1. The Cantu Leave-In Conditioner

    This product was ok in my opinion and would keep my hair moisturized for about a week or two when I would use the L.O.C. Method. However, I did not like that the product would lighten my hair from dark brown to a medium light brown. Each time I used this product in my hair I would have to wash my hair multiple times to get the color back to normal and it still took about a month or two to go back to its original color.

  2. 2. The TGIN Leave-In Conditioner

    I would not say I hated the product, it just personally did not work well with my hair. When I used the product after putting my oils in, it made my hair feel extremely dry and rough as if I put nothing in my hair. This is a product I don’t ever see myself using again.

  3. 3. The Shea Moisture Leave-In Conditioner

    I absolutely love this leave-in. When I would use this product, it would leave my hair feeling extremely moisturized for months after taking down whatever hairstyle I had at the time. I would always get compliments on how soft my hair was and the best part about it was my hair looked healthy and shiny which is a plus.

If I had to recommend a product to someone, it would obviously be the Shea Moisture Leave-In Conditioner because I had the best result with that product. It is important to note that not everyone will have the same results that I did. Everyones hair type is unique to them, so dont be afraid to play around in different methods and products!