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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 For Breakage: Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Anti-Breakage Leave-In TreatmentBreakage is a pain, whether it's from split ends or heat damage. You can fight against it with this strengthening leave-in that has proteins, ceramides, and lipids. With a few spritzes, you can worry less about leaving hair behind on your pillow, in your shower, on the car headrest, ... er, everywhere. Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Anti-Breakage Leave-In Treatment, $21, available at Ulta Beauty Best For Long-Term Repair: Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling CremeIt was only a matter of time before Olaplex put its patented bonding technology in a leave-in formula. Not only does this cream soften strands and eliminate frizz, but it also cuts drying time, which is a major win. Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme, $28, available at Sephora Best For Thinning Hair: Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Conditioning SprayIf you have thinning hair, it's best to look for a lightweight mist that won't weigh down your strands. This product adds natural-looking volume while giving hair a subtle shine that won't leave hair feeling greasy at 5 p.m. Rene Furterer VOLUMEA Volumizing Conditioning Spray, $30, available at DermStore 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 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 Fran?ois 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 Fran?ois Leave In Conditioner, $18.09, available at Sally Beauty 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, $38, available at Sephora 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 SephoraLike what you see? 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It's safe to say that Kylie Jenner has been taking over the retail industry with her billion-dollar cosmetics company, an influx of trademark filings, and her latest dive into skin care. Kylie Skin — which launched in May with facial products — is already on its second drop with a summer body line that includes a lotion, scrub, and oil with SPF. But is it all it's cracked up to be? I tried the sunscreen during a heat wave in New York City, because what better time to test out a new formula than during 100+ degree weather? Better yet, it was during an outdoor baby shower taking place at a park in the afternoon. What did I think? Keep scrolling to find out.First things first, it's a broad spectrum formula with SPF 30, both of which dermatologists will tell you are very important for adequate protection. I didn't know what to expect from the oil, but I did wonder why it was packed with coconut oil. As someone with breakout-prone skin, I've always stayed away from it to avoid clogged pores. Still, I decided to give it a try and, worse case scenario, I'd have to report bacne and extra sweat.I was pleasingly surprised by the spray, non-aerosol nozzle upon application. It perfectly distributed the sunscreen and rubbing it in was a breeze. The formula felt lightweight, immediately absorbed, and had a delightful coconut scent that is comparable to a light body mist. But the best part was the glow it left on my skin, almost as if I had just applied a glistening body spray.I took the sunscreen oil with me to the baby shower and reapplied every one and a half to two hours (as recommended), and shared with others, because we were all sweltering underneath the sun. The scent was a pleasant touch as I profusely sweated and sat a few feet away from a BBQ grill. Everyone loved it (including a few guys), noting the smell and feel.The only con? I do wish the bottle came with more product (it's 3.9 ounces) and, while not a con, it's important to keep in mind it's a chemical, not mineral, sunscreen (more on the differences, here).However, about four touchups and an unpleasant sweat-fest later, I walked out of the park with zero sunburn (not even redness) and it didn't feel covered in product; my skin actually felt softer. I can confidently say this oil is coming everywhere with me for the rest of this summer as I aim to be glowy, smelling like walking vacation, and most importantly, safe from the sun.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.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The 10-Step Routine Is A Myth — Here's What Korean Women Really UseNow Is the Perfect Time To Get A Constellation Tattoo10 Sunscreens That Won't Destroy The Coral Reefs
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In the 16th century, upper-class women in Western Europe covered their faces with masks constructed of black velvet, which were held in place by a single bead attached to the inside that was to be gripped between the teeth. The visard was as much a status symbol as it was an impractical early form of sun protection, meant to preserve the (hugely problematic) Elizabethan-era class indicator of pale skin and to tell everyone, "Why, yes, I do take frequent joy rides in my fancy open carriage," without saying a word (because you couldn't, with that bead all up in there).For some weird reason, the visard hasn't stood the test of time quite as well as another centuries-old sun protector: zinc oxide, which has been used as a physical sun protectant for thousands of years. Unlike chemical sunscreens, which absorb UV light, physical sunscreens create a barrier that reflects the light so it doesn't reach the skin. It's one of the few ingredients that blocks both UVA and UVB rays — which are known to cause premature aging and skin cancer respectively — and is reef-safe, nonirritating, nonallergenic, and non-comedogenic.So why hasn't zinc oxide remained the preferred form of sun protection, before more common ingredients like oxybenzone and homosalate? For the same reason 16th-century gentlewomen wore visards: vanity. Because it doesn't absorb into the skin, zinc oxide has a bad rap for leaving a chalky cast behind. But today's zinc oxide sunscreens are doing their best to make up for (thick, white, pasty) iterations past, offering up modern formulas for those who would prefer not to have long-term sun damage or an opaque white stripe down the bridge of their nose.Ahead, 8 zinc oxide sunscreens that will make you want to throw out your chemical versions — and your visard.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. Naturally Serious Mineral Sun Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30At first pump, the "universal tint" of this lightweight mineral sunscreen might seem disconcertingly light — but rest assured, it's this exact quality that gives the antioxidant-rich anti-pollution formula its ability to blend sheerly into all skin tones without leaving a ghoulish cast behind. Coupled with the fact that it's cruelty-free, gluten-free, and fully recyclable, it's a seamless addition to any green summer skin-care routine. Naturally Serious Mineral Sun Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, $34, available at Sephora Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30This fast-absorbing vegan formula blends zinc oxide with almond oil, coconut oil, and vitamin E for a scent-free SPF 30 that's safe for head-to-toe use on even the touchiest skin types — and absorbs to a dry, non-greasy finish that won't leave you slip-sliding around on the subway. Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, $21, available at Amazon Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Tinted Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 30This tinted sunscreen's cult following is fully deserved: Unsun is made for people with medium and deep skin tones who want mineral SPF without the unwanted potential side effect of a grayish cast. Available in two shades (fair/light and medium/dark), it's been tested on a wide range of skin tones — and contains hydrating ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and cucumber extract to further sweeten the deal. Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Tinted Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 30, $29, available at Credo Supergoop! Smooth and Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40Weightless and blurring, with a matte, soft-focus finish, this SPF 40 goes above and beyond by throwing in a translucent tint that couldn't look chalky if it tried. The soothing, brightening antioxidant benefits from bisabolol and resveratrol are yet another bonus. Supergoop! Smooth and Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40, $38, available at DermStore REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Mattifying Face SunscreenIn terms of delivering sun protection that's both non-greasy and squeaky clean, this broad-spectrum SPF 30 bests them all. Naturally-derived rice starch controls oil throughout the day while aloe hydrates and calms; plus, the sunshine-y tube itself is made with 50% recycled plastic and is mono-material, which means it can be recycled all together easily rather than separated into parts. REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Mattifying Face Sunscreen, $36, available at REN Clean Skincare La Roche-Posay Anthelios Gentle Lotion Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50Made specifically for the most sensitive, easily-provoked complexions, this gentle SPF 50 comes in the form of a light, creamy lotion that babies skin, providing a satiny finish and a hit of antioxidant protection that can be used on both face and body. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Gentle Lotion Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, $29.99, available at Ulta Beauty Bare Republic Mineral Body Lotion SPF 50Even if a leisurely swim in a saltwater pool is the only "sport" you plan on participating in, the combination of nourishing oils and beeswax in this lightly-scented SPF 50 give it a formidable 80 minutes of resistance against water and sweat without a heavy or greasy feel. Bare Republic Mineral Body Lotion SPF 50, $10.99, available at Target Avène Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+Lightweight and fast-absorbing with a satin-matte finish, this is the sunscreen to reach for when it's partly cloudy and you're like, "Do I really have to wear sunscreen?" The sunflower seed oil-infused formula is hydrating enough to use as a moisturizer stand-in for most skin types, so it's one less step you have to think about — because, yes, you do still need to wear sunscreen. Avène Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+, $28, available at DermStoreLike what you see? 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