Happy Tuesday my beauties! Here is today’s review on co-washing, so let’s get started!
For those of you who don’t know what co-washing is, co-washing is basically washing your hair with conditioner only. That’s right, conditioner! Many shampoos are filled with sulfates and other chemicals that are not good for the hair. The few sulfate free shampoos I have tried left my hair feeling like straw. I was reluctant to try co-washing, but after doing a lot of research on co-washing, I decided to wash my hair with conditioner (I use Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner http://go.magik.ly/ml/3bcl/). I was pleasantly surprised! My hair felt soft, clean and combed out easily. My hair didn’t feel weighed down and oily like I had anticipated! My hair is also color treated and my color is not fading which is great for me! I don’t have to get my hair touched up as much which saves me money in the long run! I have been co-washing my hair for about a while now and I am hooked! (I do use Tresemme Moisture Rich Shampoo http://go.magik.ly/ml/3bcm/ once a month to wash out the whipped coconut oil I use to deep condition my hair).
Here is how I co-wash my hair: First, I saturate my hair with water and squeeze out the excess. Then I apply the conditioner to my hair in sections then massage to clean my scalp. After I am done “shampooing” my hair, I comb the conditioner throughout my hair, clip my hair up and continue with my shower. Then I unclip my hair and rinse the conditioner completely out of my hair. I towel dry and style as usual. That’s it! (I do not use styling products that much, but if you do, you may need to use a clarifying shampoo occasionally to remove styling product buildup).
You don’t need any special “cleansing conditioner” to co-wash your hair and you don’t need to spend a lot of money either. You can use pretty much any conditioner (except deep or restructuring conditioners). I love how my hair looks and feels since I have been co-washing. So the next time you need to wash your hair, don’t reach for the shampoo. Use your conditioner instead!
Well, that is it for now. If you decide to co-wash your hair, please let me know how your hair feels in the comment box below. So until my next blog post, stay happy, healthy and beautiful!
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