How to Choose Your Conditioner

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Conditioners make your hair soft and shiny, smooth frizz and make detangling easier. But which of our options is right for you?

We’ve placed all eight of our conditioners into four different categories, based on how you might want your hair to feel or look. And by the way, if you’re intrigued by a product that doesn’t seem like it’s meant for your hair type, give it a shot anyway. You never know what’ll work until you try!

Now let’s make your dream hair a reality.

1. Weighlessly soft

Every head of hair can benefit from conditioner, and these ones are best for those who want a lighter rinse or who have fine or thin hair that can feel heavy after using a rich conditioner.

Ingredients to look for: Lightweight yet potent ingredients like jojoba oil, agar agar gel and almond milk keep hair in good condition without weighing it down.

Products to try: Both of our vegan liquid conditioners are solid choices for those looking for a lighter option, so give both a try to see which one suits you best. Instead of using heavy oils or butters, Veganese softens hair with agar agar gel, made from mineral-rich seaweed, and its double hit of lemon—we use both the fruit’s fragrant oil and its astringent juice—leaves hair super shiny.

On the other hand, Happy Happy Joy Joy has protein-rich almond milk and moisturizing jojoba oil emulsified into fragrant rose water to smooth your hair down, leaving it sleek but never limp. For those who love a perfumed head of hair, definitely give this one a shot: you’ll get wafts of uplifting orange blossom all day long.

Getting Happy Happy Joy Joy down to the ends, where conditioner is needed most
Getting Happy Happy Joy Joy down to the ends, where conditioner is needed most

2. Moisturized with texture

If you believe in the mantra “the bigger the hair, the closer to God,” let us help you get the big, bodacious hair of your dreams.

Ingredient to look for: Whether you’re aiming for beachy, wavy locks or just bigger hair, sea salt is a fabulous ingredient for adding texture and volume to hair.

Products to try: Two of our solid conditioners are full of sea salt to pump up your hair’s volume. The Plumps is our lightest solid conditioner, with honey and sea salt to soften hair without weighing it down with rich oils or butters.

If your hair needs a little more moisture, Big Solid Conditioner is a great option. Made with softening seaweed and hydrating extra virgin coconut oil in addition to sea salt, this vanilla and jasmine-scented bar leaves hair glossy and full of body. (Pair it with the ever-popular Big Shampoo for larger-than-life hair.)

The Plumps leaves hair smooth and scented with woodsy cedarwood
The Plumps leaves hair smooth and scented with woodsy cedarwood

3. The brightest blonde

Whether you got your blonde hair from a bottle or your mama, its color can easily go dull and brassy. Keep it bright with our fabulous purple conditioner.

Ingredient to look for: The purple pigment found in shampoos and conditioners counteracts yellow tones in the hair to keep your color going strong.

Products to try: Sugar Daddy-O is a solid conditioner bar that works best when used with our Daddy-O Shampoo: both products are great for combating brassiness. Sugar Daddy-O also boasts a luscious blend of conditioning cocoa and shea butters melted with strengthening argan and olive oils to keep hair feeling beautifully soft.

Dana keeps her platinum 'do light, bright and smelling of violets with Sugar Daddy-O
Dana keeps her platinum ‘do light, bright and smelling of violets with Sugar Daddy-O

4. Smooth and hydrated

If your hair is a little damaged or feeling dry, these richer conditioners will do the trick.

Ingredients to look for: Rich, moisturizing ingredients like olive or avocado oil replenish needed moisture to hair that’s just been washed. People with hair that needs extra love should also look for conditioners with lanolin, an emollient ingredient that coats hair with a protective layer.

Products to try: Our most popular conditioner, American Cream, softens hair with lanolin and honey, while loads of fresh strawberries and oranges make your hair extra shiny—it also has the most addicting vanilla milkshake perfume ever, an excuse in itself to try this dreamy conditioner. For something a bit richer, give Jungle a go. Its first ingredient is cocoa butter, and we blend it up with fresh avocado, figs, passion fruit and bananas: the result is a super nutritious, hydrating bar that’s been a Lush classic for years.

For hair that requires even more TLC, Retread is our richest, most reparative conditioner. Full of protein-rich yogurt and soy milk to strengthen hair, softening avocado and olive oil for a glossy finish, and fresh cantaloupe to enhance shine, this conditioner does it all!

Sean’s hair will soon be infused with Jungle’s grassy cypress and cedarwood perfume
Sean’s hair will soon be infused with Jungle’s grassy cypress and cedarwood perfume

If you’re still not sure which conditioner is your perfect match, visit your local shop or give our customer care team a call at 1-888-733-5874.

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