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The Best Conditioners on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best shampoos, dry-scalp treatments, dry shampoos, and even shared our favorite treatments for bleached hair, here, we’re rounding up the best conditioners you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

The Best Smoothing Conditioner

Silk 18 Argan Oil Hair Conditioner

“This product really worked for my curly, voluminous, and frizzy long hair. I do have to use a few quarter-size amounts for all my hair, but I notice that it really smooths my hair out, and combined with my favorite gel, allows me to wear my hair down with a tamed and wavy effect. Very few products work for my hair to smooth it, and I’ve tried quite a few. This one did make it into my very short list of go-to everyday products whenever I am looking to wear my hair naturally and not straightened.”

The Best Glossing Conditioner

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner

“I love this gloss! My hair was always poker-straight and very soft and shiny, but all of a sudden, the right side is curly and frizzy. This gloss has completely gotten rid of the drizzles. I use a flat iron very briefly after drying and my hair looks great. I highly recommend it.”

The Best Drugstore Curly-Hair Conditioner

Dove Advanced Hair Series Conditioner

“This amazing, great-smelling hair product works wonders on my long beautiful locks! I use it to keep my hair soft and flowing, and it does a killer job doing it! I highly recommend this product to everyone that has longer hair!”

The Best Premium Conditioner for Curly Hair

DevaCurl Ultra Creamy Conditioner

“Like all the DevaCare products, this earns my vote as necessary for my curls! Lovely, long-lasting scent, it leaves my hair soft, and is gentle to my curly hair. Plus it protects the color! What more could a girl want from a conditioner? I use it in the shower, and only partly rinse it out, using it as a leave-in conditioner, too. Air dry, with a little scrunch, gives me big, soft, beautiful curls. Well done, DevaCare!”

The Best Drugstore Hydrating Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Conditioner

“I have very fine, very tangly blonde hair that I professionally color black. My hair notoriously does not hold permanent dye. I’ve been dyeing my hair since 2009 using the same Paul Mitchell the Color products and low % developer, but in the past year, my hair has been quite dry. Using this definitely makes my hair noticeably softer and less dry. I’ve tried many color fast or color-protecting or moisturizing products both expensive and normally priced, and this is one of the best.”

The Best Premium Hydrating Conditioner

Nexxus Humectress Moisturizing Conditioner

“Marvelous conditioner! I always appreciate the kind of conditioner that helps smooth out the hair after a wash and as easy to blow-dry as possible without feeling greasy or dried. I’ve tried most of the over-the-counter popular brands, but to no satisfaction without using an extra hair-smooth cream product, until I got to try this brand, which I am completely satisfied with it, and since then I don’t need to use anything in addition to it to blow-dry my hair, and it feels silky and smooth! I will buy the shampoo once my current one is used up.”

The Best Conditioner for a Dry Scalp

Tea Tree Oil Conditioner

“I’ve been having a lot of issues recently with dandruff and feeling like even after washing my hair that it was oily. After reading many reviews, I decided this product was worth trying. I am SO glad I did!! Within the first use, my hair felt amazing. I also noticed a lot less dandruff. I’ve used it three times now and my scalp improves more and more. Hardly any issues with dandruff or itchy scalp at this point! I’ve also noticed my hair doesn’t seem nearly as oily after a few days. I’m in love with this product!!”

The Best Volumizing Conditioner

Nexxus Diametress Volume Conditioner

“I am in love with this stuff! My sister-in-law bought the wrong stuff, so she gave this to me, and I loved it so much, I bought another one! My hair is thick, but lacks the volume. It made my hair very soft and easy to work with!”

The Best Color-Enhancing Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V Radiant Color Conditioner

“I’ve been dyeing my hair since I was in my late teens (I’m now in my 40s), same brand and color of dye, and I find Pantene to be the best for my hair type. I have long, fine, thin hair. Fragile, but strong enough to handle being dyed every couple of months and blow-dried practically every day. Pantene Color definitely helps make the color last longer, and contributes to how shiny it is after all these years and after all that abuse. I love the smell of Pantene, too. Not too perfumey, but a nice, clean smell that lingers, so you can smell it long after you’ve washed and blow-dried your hair.”

The Best Natural Conditioner

Acure Mega Moisture Conditioner

“This conditioner is as luxurious as salon conditioners. I feel better using it because it’s so much more natural and so much less toxic. I have very fine, short, oily hair. I’ve found I can make this conditioner last longer by putting a drop, smaller than the size of a pea, in the palm of my hand, wet the other hand and rub my palms together then run through my wet hair. This suffices to give me the conditioning I need. I have very oily hair and only need the tips of my hair conditioned and making combing easier through my wet hair. Highly recommend this conditioner!”

The Best Conditioner for Thinning Hair

Nioxin Therapy Noticeably Thinning Conditioner

“Okay … so having a thinning-hair guy write to justify spending $30 for a liter of hair product is completely suspect all in itself. OF COURSE I AM GOING TO BE BIASED — I just spent $30 on hair products and I am a guy. That said, here is the scoop. I’ve been using this product for over a year, and I definitely feel a difference in my hair fullness when I am using the scalp therapy versus not. I haven’t taken pictures, so I can’t say that it appears fuller, but it seems to be holding at the current level and not getting much worse over the last five years. I know that when I don’t use it, my hair feels thinner when I am washing it, so my vote is, this stuff does work, and I credit it with the hair I have left.”

The Best Keratin-Enhanced Conditioner

It’s a 10 Miracle Deep Conditioner

“I bought this to fix my hair after I used a different name-brand deep conditioner bought on Amazon that dried my hair out so bad that I couldn’t even brush it. I thought I was going to have to cut eight inches off my hair — but I didn’t, thanks to this! It works miracles, I tell you: soft, silky, shiny, smooth hair after just once use! I could tell a difference even when it was still wet! Great product, will definitely be buying more soon. Bought in June, and I am almost out … Does last quite awhile! I use it once or twice weekly, depending on how my hair feels.”

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The Best Conditioners, According to Amazon Reviews