First things first. What exactly is a Co-Wash? Believe it or not, this is still one of the most frequently asked questions we receive. So for anyone wondering just that, co-wash is a conditioner that also cleanses your hair and is used in the place of shampoo. It is gentler than even most sulfate-free shampoos, and eliminates the traditional 2-step wash routine.
Simply cleanse with the co-wash, detangle, then rinse. You can then jump right into styling, but we always suggest deep conditioning as well. That’s one step that should remain a staple in your routine.
Many curly girls opt for co-wash over shampoo because curls need to hold on to as much moisture as possible, and shampoos can be unnecessarily drying. Co-washes are also perfect for cleansing hair mid-week or between washes when product starts to build-up. It provides a way to remove residue while also conditioning the hair.
Now that you know what a co-wash is, here’s what you need to know about ours:
Key Ingredients: Water Aqua, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil. Aloe vera juice is a natural dandruff reducer and conditioner. It adds shine and smoothness and has healing properties that repair skin cells on the scalp. Coconut Oil contains fatty acids which aid in moisturizing the hair and scalp. Shea butter has inflammatory properties which also help to heal the scalp and protect the hair shaft.
It’s sulfate-free and paraben-free, and if you’re curious about the consistency, it’s thicker than your average shampoo, but not so thick that it doesn’t provide slip for easy detangling. Also, at 16oz, you don't have to worry about running out of product quickly, which is great news for us conditioner-lovers!
This is a great product to add to your summer wash routine!
Give it a try and let us know what you think!