What is a co-wash?

By Drum Digital
08 July 2014

Co-washing helps the hair retain moisture especially if you like to wash your hair often and want to avoid the drying effects of shampoos.

Conditioner washing (or co-washing) is simply what the name suggests – washing the hair with conditioner. 

It is quite a popular practice with women with natural hair and those who work out regularly. 

Co-washing helps the hair retain moisture especially if you like to wash your hair often and want to avoid the drying effects of shampoos. 

Co-washing keeps the hair moisturised while also keeping the scalp clean.

To co wash you simply use the conditioner like a shampoo. 

  • First rinse your hair for a few minutes with water.
  • Apply the conditioner onto the hair and lather.
  • Rinse out the conditioner.
  • If you like, you can apply the conditioner again and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.

When co-washing you may find that you need to shampoo your hair occasionally to get rid of eventual build up especially if the conditioner you use has silicones.

 - AFRICANHAIRBLOG

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