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The best cleansing conditioners (which will save you time in the shower!)

Section: Hair

Cleansing conditioners, co-cleansers, un-shampoos – take note of the new breed of 2-in-1 hybrids.

At first, the idea of rubbing a creamy, non-foaming ‘conditioner’ into your scalp to cleanse away oil (let alone hydrate the ends properly) seems insane, but these really work. Just apply from root to tip, leave for at least a couple of minutes, then rinse out and you’re done. Free from sulphates and detergents (which some are believed to strip the oils from hair) these products are gentle, so perfect after pregnancy and ultimately, there’s one less step in the shower.

Here are 10 of the best to try for shiny, bouncy hair!

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1) Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioner, £18, Look Fantastic

We loved the smell of this product and how easy it was to apply and rinse out. Sulphate and detergent free, this no-foam cleanser would it be great post-pregnancy when you want to treat hair with kid gloves.
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2) Purely Perfect Cleansing Crème, £35, Net-A-Porter

Created by Bumble & Bumble’s founder, Michael Gordon, Purely Perfect is taking the beauty world by storm. According to Michael, many regular shampoos cleanse your hair by stripping with detergents, then compensate for the damage with conditioner. This peppermint oil scented crème leaves thick hair shiny and manageable, and fine hair bouncy and healthy. A double win.
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3) Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner, £26.95,

One of the original cleansing conditioners, this is one of our favourites. In a time-saving pump bottle, this conditioner smells good and leaves all hair types soft and manageable. You do need a fair amount of product to massage through hair though.
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4) Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner, £5.99,

Budget-friendly and slightly heavier in consistency, a little goes a long way. We found it’s more suited to very dry, course or unruly hair, but left curls defined and heavy hair silky.
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5) Creightons Cowash Cleansing Conditioner, £10.94, Amazon

This magical conditioner will bring parched hair back to life with it's gorgeous blend of Manuka honey, castor oil and shea butters. Perfect for frizzy, dry hair which needs some TLC. 

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