How To Co-wash Relaxed Hair

I've been co-washing my relaxed 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 scalp and hair with a conditioner or cleansing conditioner or cream instead of a shampoo.

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The key benefit of co-washing is to clean the hair while not stripping 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-wash

To select my co-wash I have to determine if I want to use a rinse-out conditioner or a cleansing cream. Currently, my favorite cleansing cream is the Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea CoWash.

2. Apply the conditioner/cleansing cream

I section my hair into two to four sections. I thoroughly saturate my hair with water 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. Rinse

I rinse out the cleansing cream section-by-section making sure I get it all rinsed off of my scalp. I'll repeat the cleansing again if I feel it's needed.

How do you co-wash your hair?

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