Do You Put Leave In Conditioner on Wet or Dry Hair?

There are times when you might use leave-in conditioner on either wet or dry hair. 

Using Leave-in Conditioner on Wet Hair

General leave-in conditioners are usually intended to be used on damp hair. Usually these conditioners are to be used for moisturizing and nourishing your hair in between shampoos. 

Using Leave-in Conditioner on Dry Hair

Leave-in conditioners that are to be used as hair refreshers are usually fine to use on dry hair. This is so that you can bring your current hairstyle back to life without starting all over from scratch. 

These are general recommendations. The instructions on the packaging of your leave-in conditioner will be the best place to start when determining how to apply the leave-in. 


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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