I've been co-washing my hair for a while now and my hair has really liked it. When I first heard about co-washing I had no idea what it was. What I learned is co-washing is short for conditioner washing or no-pooing. When you co-wash you're cleansing your hair with a conditioner or cleansing cream instead of a shampoo.
The key benefit of co-washing is to not strip the hair of moisture or nutrients. When I co-wash my hair feels more moisturized than it does when I shampoo. So I don't always deep condition when I co-wash. When I co-wash I do it in three steps:
1. Select my co-washAm I going to use a rinse out conditioner or a cleansing cream. Currently I'm using a cleansing cream for my co-washes. The cleansing cream I'm using is Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash.
2. Apply the conditioner/cleansing creamI section my hair into two to four sections. I thoroughly saturate my hair and start to massage the cleansing cream onto my scalp section-by-section. Then I work the product down my hair strands from root to tip.
3. RinseI rinse out the cleansing cream section-by-section making sure I get it all rinsed off of my scalp.
How do you co-wash?