I’ve long been a fan of Briogeo, the clean, 6-free haircare brand that launched online in 2014 and has since expanded into Sephora and Ulta, cementing its popularity among society’s most beauty-beloved. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of trying Briogeo products before they even launch in stores—the perk of being a beauty writer! One product that snuck past my radar, however, was the Briogeo Superfoods Avocado + Kiwi Mega Moisture 3-in-1 Leave-In ($25)—and by the time I realized it, it was already sold out. Fortunately for all of us, the top-rated, already very much essential product is finally back in stock.
Now, we know what you’re thinking: Is it really worth it? After all, there are many, many leave-ins on the market—what makes this one so special? As much as I love the light fruity scent of this detangling, conditioning, and protecting spray, it’s the ingredients within it that really make it so beneficial.
“Due to the natural oils in avocados, they are extremely moisturizing to the hair,” says celebrity hair expert Tiffany K. Scott, who is the founder of Tiffany Scott Salon and the creator of Tiffany Scott Extensions. “Avocado alone is great for hair breakage, detangling, and a deep conditioner. [Meanwhile], kiwi is a great vitamin to help hair growth. It’s packed with vitamin E and essential vitamins.”
Where Scott shares that she’s regularly relied on monthly hour-long DIY hair masks made with whole avocado, coconut oil, and raw honey, she admits that this spray is a great option for shorter, daily use ripe with hair rewards.
“I urge all my clients to buy a good leave-in conditioner, especially with extensions,” she says. “It really helps heal the hair without heat and moisturizes and detangles along with helping your split ends. This particular one is great because it protects your hair from UV damage—UV can do a number on your hair especially when you are dyeing it.”
Even if you don’t dye your hair, natural-looking color and extension specialist, Katelyn Ellsworth, who is the founder of The Roslyn, San Diego’s top salon, says that this high-quality leave-in will quickly prove worthwhile.
“I can’t stress a leave-in more to my clients, especially during the summer heat,” she says. “Dry weather also dries out your hair and leaves your ends feeling brittle and can cause split ends, coupled with harsh sun exposure, this can do numbers of damage to your hair and scalp. Using a leave-in like the Briogeo Superfoods Avocado + Kiwi Moisture Leave-In can truly step up your hair game.”
The treatment has near-perfect ratings on Sephora, and over 11,000 hearts of approval. One customer writes, “Another amazing product from Briogeo. This leave in conditioner has helped to hydrate and nourish my hair. Also it smells amazing and leaves hair soft and smooth. It very lightweight and doesn’t make hair greasy also.”
Another notes that you can share it with your kids (if you want), saying, “Absolutely love this leave-in conditioner!! It smells amazing, super fruity and tropical. The spray is a fine mist, it’s really lovely. I use this on both my own hair and my 7-year-old daughter’s. It leaves our hair feeling super soft and smooth for days!!!”
One thing to note though: If you have ultra-fine hair like me, remember: Less is more. It’s a lightweight formula, but as with everything, you can overdo it if you’re not careful. I was very heavy-handed with my first trial run with this leave-in and found that my air-dried hair looked a bit weighed down. When I used just a few spritzes the next go-round, though, I was wowed by the soft, shiny, tangle-free strands that awaited me.
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