Let me guess:
I’m sure you’re immediately thinking that Co-Washing is the combination of a shampoo and another product, right?
Co-Washing is basically conditioner-only washing.
With co-washing, your hair is not 100% clean but close enough AND your hair feels like second-day hair, which I love because I hate first day hair.
You know how your twistout or style looks super perfect on the first day? Me no like. I prefer the 2nd day hair because it looks a little more relaxed and not tensed from just loosening my twists.
I hope I am making sense here.
What are the benefits of Co-Washing?
I knew you would ask that.
As well as: why would I want partially clean hair instead of 100% clean hair?
Don’t get me wrong, shampooing your hair once a week is perfectly fine.
BUT, if you’re one of those people who shampoos their hair every day or every other day, then I recommend you consider co-washing or sulfate-FREE shampoos.
[Sulfate-Free Shampoos is a post for another day. Stay Tuned]
With co-washing, you are protecting your hair from all of the harsh chemical components of a regular shampoo.
You didn’t know?
Yes, majority of shampoos contain sulfate, which is a salt or ester of sulfuric acid, an aggressive detergent, which dries out your hair.
We want moisturized, hydrated and healthy hair.
Co-Washing is also beneficial because it provides your hair with a good conditioning treatment.
For instance, try this during your next wash day routine:
- Washing your hair with a shampoo. Pay attention to how your hair feels.
- Then proceed with applying your conditioner and massage it into your hair and scalp.
- You will notice the difference between shampoo’d hair without a conditioner VS. shampoo’d hair with conditioner. Your hair will be softer, detangled and more manageable.
I know you want to ask:
Are there any conditioners you can recommend for co-washing?
Anyone of the 2 mentioned above are great!
Do you know feel like you’ve gotten a better understanding of what co-washing is?
If not, leave me a comment below so that I can explain further!