pH of Leave In Conditioners and Styling Aids

Following on from the pH of shampoos and pH of conditioners,  here are those of leave in conditioners and styling aids/finishing products

pH of Leave in Conditioners and Styling Aids

Brand: Herbal Essences
Beautiful Ends Split End Protection Cream T (4.0)
Touchably Smooth Leave In/ Antifrizz Cream M 3.8-5.0
Long Term Relationship Split End Protector Leave In M 5.5-6.5
None of Your Frizzness Smoothing Leave In Cream M 4.0-5.0
Totally Twisted / Tousle Me Softly Mousse M 5.3-6.3
Totally Twisted Curls Scrunching Gel M 7.5-8.5
Set Me Up Heat Protection Spray M 4.0-5.0
Brand: Pantene
Pro-V Restoratives Detangling Leave-In Cream M 4.5-6.5
Pro-V Curly Hair Style Mousse Curl Defining M 5.3-6.3
Pro-V Smoothing Frizz Defense Cream M 3.8-5.0
Pro-V Curl Defining Gel M 5.5-6.5
Pro-V Curly Hair Style Gel M 5.9-6.9
Brand: Aussie
Hair Insurance Leave-in Conditioner Spray M 5.0-6.5
Sydney Smooth Heat Protector + Leave-in Conditioner Spray M 5.0-6.5
Sydney Smooth Tizz No Frizz Gel M 5.2-6.2
Brand: Tresemme
Naturals Finishing Spray M 5.0-5.7
Naturals Mousse Lightweight Mousse M 4.8-6.5
Curl Defining Mousse  M 5.5-6.2
Leave In Conditioner Detangle Treatment  M 3.5-4-0
Brand: Aphogee
Green Tea Leave In Conditioner M 2.5-3
Pro Vitamin Leave In Conditioner M 5-7
Brand: VO5
Leave In Conditioner Deep Nourishing  M 5.0-5.5
Advanced Leave In Moisturising Creme M 5.0-5.5
Detangle and Shine Leave In M 3.4-4.0
Brand: Sally
Ion Swimmers Leave In M 4.5-5.5
Silk Elements Leave In M 4.0-5.0
Brand:Shea Moisture
Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner T (5)
Curling Souffle T (5)
Brand: Devacurl
DevaCurl AnGEL M
DevaCurl Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam M 6.8
DevaCurl Mist-er Right M 5.6
DevaCurl Set It Free M 7.0
DevaCurl Set-Up and Above M 6.5
DevaCurl MirrorCurls M 6.3
DevaCurl B'Leave-In M 6.3
DevaCare Arc AnGEL M 5.7
DevaCurl Styling Cream M 5.3
DevaCurl Spray Gel M 5.6
Brand:Kinky Curly
Knot Today T (7)
R&B T (5)
Brand: Infusium
Leave in Treatment M 5.5-6.4
Brand: Giovanni
Direct Leave In T (4.5)
Brand: Oyin
Whipped Pudding T (4.5)

(**pH values are only reliable for water soluble liquids. A conditioner with solids cannot have a reliable pH value. Non water soluble oils do not have pH value**)
Coconut Oil -
Shea Butter -
Castor Oil and Olive Oil -

The values in the table are sourced as indicated below
M   - manufacturer value
T - The Natural Haven test value
* - This value is untested but likely given the shampoo is soap based

If you have not yet added your conditioner/styler to the research list then please leave a comment!

The companies that I am awaiting a response:
Shea Moisture, Kinky Curly, L'Oreal, Carol's Daughter, Burts Bees,Lush, Elasta QP, Curls, Aveda, Oyin


  1. I love this! We use Hair Rules Kinky Curling Cream, Hair Rules Curly Whip, Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-wheat Leave-in Conditioner, KeraCare Oil Moisturizer with Jojoba Oil, & KeraCare Hydrating Detangling Shampoo.

  2. These posts are sooo helpful!!!

  3. Honestly I have to agree with Annaleisha, so so useful!

  4. Thank you so much Jc!!! You are amazing! =D

  5. Thanks for this post! How about John Paul Mitchell The Conditioner, Cantu Shea butter Leave in Repair Cream, and Redken Crema Care Daily Nourishing Styling Treatment.

  6. No wonder Direct Giovanni works so well for me! I modified the Knot Today with aloe vera juice & oil, but still had better results with DG. However I do not like the white film after layering on multiple times. But I hope they NEVER change the recipe. Thank you JC :)

  7. Does anyone use Beautiful Curls Leave in? Used it once and loved it :D

  8. Curious about Original Moxie's Every Day Leave In

  9. What about Nature's Gate Organic Aloe Vera & Lavender Conditioner? Or Shea Moisture Curling Pudding, Xtreme wet hair gel, Ecostyler gels, or Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion? I used Nature's Gate Aloe Vera Conditioner and loved it during the conditioner only method but in the summer when I need gel its meh...but weirdly awesome as a mid-week refresher with a little water.

  10. Can you find about Garnier Fructis products (particularly the leave-in conditioner)? Thanks :)

  11. wen - fig and wen 613 ... thank you so much :)

  12. Ph of - Joico products: Moisture recovery shampoo/conditioner, intense hydration; CHI Infra Treatment/shampoo, Silk Infusium
    Also, what effect does sitting under a dryer for 30 min. with conditioner on hair have

    Thank you
    Great, informative blog

  13. Komaza Care have the pH of some products on their website.

  14. which ph is good for a leave in?

  15. Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk

  16. Aussie Moist conditioner

  17. I just started testing the pH of my products. Now to find your posts on the pH levels of the various products. Your posts are informative and useful, thank you!

  18. Saw the commercials for the Shielo Hair line, but was pretty skeptical. Decided to try the leave-in protectant - because since i grew my hair really long, I got the WORST SPLIT ENDS. Well - thank GOD I tried the shielo leave in protectant because even with my super long hair - I barely have any split ends!! You will see fewer split/broken ends. Not sure if the repair is really permanent or just improves appearance. Definitely worth the price as you only use a small amount each time.


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