What is Co-Wash?
Co-washing is a hot topic in the curly hair world. But what is a co-wash, and what can it do for your curls? It has so many benefits to help you achieve luscious locks. We’ve got all the details you need on this incredible 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner so you can start taking full advantage and meet the full potential of your curls!
A co-wash is a conditioner that has a small amount of cleansing ingredients. It is used instead of a regular shampoo. This product is ideal for those with wavy hair, coily hair, and curly hair.
The Benefits of Co-Washing
Using a regular shampoo on naturally curly or textured hair is not a good idea. Lots of shampoos use sulfates and other foaming chemicals which can be stripping to the hair. The coils in curly hair prevent the scalp’s natural oils moving down the hair shaft and hydrating the strands. This leaves the hair dry and prone to breakage. That’s why it’s so important to wash hair in a gentle way that cares for the hair, and still removes dirt and build up.
Co-washing helps add much needed moisture to your locks, this can tackle frizz and all the hassle that comes along with it! When your hair is properly hydrated it can reduce breakage, be easier to style, have more shine and so much more!
How to use Co-Wash
Co-washing hair is very simple. Start by applying a generous blob of our Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash onto wet hair. Spend time massaging this onto your scalp and smooth the product through your lengths. You’ll notice it’s foamless, so don’t worry, it’s working, just without the foam! Leave on the hair for three minutes before rinsing out and reveal silky smooth, detangled curls..
How Often Should You Co Wash Hair?
You can co-wash as often as you like, whether that’s two times a week, or everyday. Whilst co-washing is great for your hair, we do recommend to interchange with a shampoo such as the Essential Moisture Shampoo and clarify every 4-5 wash with the Detox Wash and Scrub to make sure any build-up is removed. This keeps your scalp in best condition and encourages happy follicles for better hair growth.
Our co-wash is formulated to gently cleanse, whilst keeping hair hydrated and moisturised. It won’t strip your locks of their natural oils and being extremely gentle means you can use it more often than you would a regular sulfate free shampoo if needed. It won’t foam but you will notice a creamy lather - don’t worry it’s still working it’s cleaning magic!
We use ingredients in our co-wash like avocado and shea butter to moisturise, smooth, and detangle the hair.
This product is especially good if you find you’re in a hurry as it’s not essential to use another conditioning product after. If you do have the time and have dry and thirsty hair, we recommend using a deep conditioner or hair mask from time to time as an extra hydrating treat for your hair!
We are a premium haircare brand, creating curl loving products, inspired by traditional kitchen recipes. We combine these kitchen staples with yummy natural ingredients to help you get the best out of your curly hair! We created our range with trichologists and curly hair stylists, ensuring our products work to fix curly problems. We’re proud to say we’re cruelty free and vegan too.