Cleansing conditioners, co-washing and no-poo. All of the hair care lingo can get a little confusing. We’ve put together the basics on all you need to know about Cleansing Conditioners and how to co wash your hair.
4 things you need to know about Co-Washing
What co-washing is
Co-washing is short for ‘conditioner washing.’ Essentially it’s the process of eliminating shampoo from your hair routine and instead cleansing your hair with a conditioner or Cleansing Conditioner. (We love our Curl Defining Cleansing Conditioner just for this.) This one-step process cleanses and nourishes your hair, without using your traditional shampoo and conditioner routine.
Benefits of co-washing
Deep cleansing, conditioning, added volume, lustrous locks, shine and reduced frizz all in one easy step. Our co-wash treatment, the Grow Gorgeous Curl Defining Cleansing Conditioner is sulphate free, richly conditioning and perfectly cleansing without drying hair out or stripping it of natural oils. (Keep reading for tips on how to co wash)
The hair types it’s perfect for
Although co-washing can benefit all hair types (it eliminates flyaways and helps control frizz) it tends to work best for those with thicker hair, coarser strands, dry locks or curly tresses. One of the most noticeable benefits, it’s amazing for hydrating and nourishing curls. Plus, for those of you who have drier hair (especially during these colder months) co-washing could be just the thing for you.
Why you should take a break sometimes
Our Curl Defining Cleansing Conditioner is perfect for regular use as it’s non-drying, sulphate free and an effective cleanser. However, a lot of women do find that taking a break from their co-washing routine can be a refreshing benefit. Use an exfoliating scalp treatment weekly (we love Defence Detoxifying Scalp Scrub), and once a fortnight follow with a shampoo and conditioner to really cleanse and clarify the scalp.