Shampoo, rinse, condition. Decade after decade, not much has changed. But recently, the buzz has been building about a shift in that shampoo and condition routine. Dubbed conditioning cleansing or “co-washing” by some, it’s a new approach to cleansing and caring for hair. The main difference? You don’t use shampoo. Instead, you apply a (sham)poo-free formula—commonly called a cleansing conditioner. Cleansing conditioners are gentle, detergent-free, all-in-one formulas that clean, hydrate and condition hair in one step.
Shampoo every day or skip a day or two? That topic is always hotly debated among beauty pros. Up until recently, there really haven’t been viable alternatives to sudsing up with shampoo in the shower. Granted, there are dry shampoos, which are great for absorbing excess oil from the scalp and removing unwanted odors from the environment and from your own body. But dry shampoos don’t really offer the freshness and revitalization of the shower and shampoo experience. Now, however, there’s an intriguing alternative to skipping the lather or misting on a dry shampoo—it’s called co-washing.
The natural curly texture of ethnic hair makes it supremely important to care for this hair type properly. Whether your hair is natural or relaxed, it may be delicate and it may be dry, which means it requires lots of TLC! One solution that strikes a perfect balance for many women with ethnic hair? Co-wash with a cleansing conditioner!
Let’s face it, having the frizzies is not a lot of fun. With today’s sleek styles, nothing puts a crimp in your look faster than frizzy hair. To best care for your frizzy hair, remember that what it really wants is moisture to soothe the dryness.