To wash or to co-wash?

Although I’m a newly “natural”, I’ve heard and seen many naturalistas discuss whether to shampoo or co-wash your hair. If you’re unfamiliar with co-washing, it’s when you wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. This is because some shampoos have sulfates that strip your natural oils from your hair, which can lead to breakage or your hair being more dry. After I did my big chop, I was curious about co-washing my hair because I seen that’s what most naturalistas do. So of course I decided to try it. I hated it. I’m not sure if it was the products I used to co-wash my hair or what, but my hair felt more dry with co-washing than it did with shampoo. I also felt like my hair didn’t feel as clean. So on my wash days, I use a sulfate-free shampoo and I wash my hair once a week. Now I’m not bashing those that do co-wash because what may not work for me, may work for you. I’m just letting you know my personal experience and what I do for my hair.

Feel free to let me know if you use shampoo or co-wash. Also, if you had an experiences with co-washing.

Thanks for reading xoxo

2 thoughts on “To wash or to co-wash?

  1. MikiAshanti says:

    I was trying to co wash for a while but my scalp became way too dirty. I’m currently using a shampoo which has sulfate and I really need to get a sulfate-free one soon.

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  2. Girl, same! & if the shampoo you’re currently using isn’t making your hair dry or stripping it of your oils, then I say stick with it. Everyone’s hair is different you know? But it wouldn’t hurt to try a sulfate-free one to see if you like it better.


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