I don't use my Cowash conditioners as leave in. If a product is not marketed as a leavein, I don't like using it as such. A good leavein is Kinky Curly Knot product (can't remember exact name). But I myself don't really use leavein in my hair. I like think of my curl styler as both a leave in and styling agent. I use (I have 4a hair midneck length it stretched) 3 tbsp aloe Vera
Gel mixed with 1 tbsp jojoba oil. Other choices include my flaxseed gel (1/4 c fs plus 2 c water plus 2 tbsp glycerin 1 tbsp jojoba oil and 1-2 tbsp Shea butter).