Why Cowash?

I told my sister I wanted to incorporate cowashing into my regimen this year. To my surprise, she said she has stopped cowashing This is someone who diligently cowashed at least once a week or every two weeks. I asked her why, and she said she didn't see the point of cowashing anymore. Her exact words were, "What's the point of cowashing?"

Co-washing as we all know means Conditioner Washing, which is basically washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. It is important to note though that cowashing doesn't clean your hair as much as washing with regular shampoo will. Shampoo contains cleansers that are meant to remove product from your hair. Most conditioners don't have those cleansers, although there are some touted cleansing conditioners in the market.

As someone who tries to moisturize a few times a week, using some of the products here, it's very easy for my natural hair to have product build up, so at the end of the day, I'm not sure if cowashing needs to be a staple in my regimen. It can be something I do in between regular DC and washing, but it will definitely not take the place of my shampoo washing.

What do you do in regards to cowashing?

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  1. Yes I cowash my hair. I use a cheapie conditioner to lightly cleanse and impart moisture. I shampoo with black soap which could be stripping if used too often. I was my hair every two weeks. So I cowash one, and shampoo the next. So I end up cowashing once a month, and shampooing once a month. That's about all my lazy ads can manage lol. Mitchell

    1. Hehe, that's not such a bad plan now that I think about it.

  2. I must not even try co-washing. I have the kind of scalp that needs to be constantly washed very well.

  3. Co-washing for me is inbetween wash days. When I know my hair is not dirty or has buildups but I need to moisturise. Once upon a time I cowashed daily but aint nobody got time for that now. Lol


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