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When co-washing you want to use a fairly inexpensive conditioner. Conditioners that have good "slip" work well. The slippiness of the conditioner will aide in the detangling process and will help to maintain growth. Some good co-washing conditioners are V05 Moisture Milks
Garnier Fructis Pure & Clean**********************
Something that you want to keep in mind is that these conditioners do not contain CLEANSING agents. If you are using products that cause build up, you will NEED to use a shampoo. Ingredients that are not water soluable will cause build up on your hair strands, which may lead to dryness and eventually breakage.
Some product ingredients that rinse out of the hair well with co-washing are :PEG (DIMETHICONE), DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL, LAUYL METHICONE COPOLYOL, HYDROLIZED WHAT PROTEIN, PE12-12 DIMETHICONE
Some Product ingredients that require shampoo are:TRIMETHYLSILYAMODIMETHICONE, BEHENOXY DIMETHICONE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, AMODIMETHICONE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, STEAROXY DIMETHICONE
Some ALTERNATIVES to traditional shampoos are
SULFATE FREE SHAMPOOS
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR RINSES
OIL CLEANSE METHOD
coming soon ...CO-WASHING PART 3
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I have gotten this question a lot. Which is best? First let me define the term "co-washing", this is essentially washing your hair with a conditioner only, not with a shampoo. If you are looking to "clean" your hair thoroughly, then co-washing is not the way to go. Although rinsing your hair with conditioner will rinse out some of your hair's build up, conditioners do not have cleansing agents in them. A conditioners sole purpose is to coat your hair strands and aide in the "condition" of your hair's health. Some conditioners will impart shine , while others help with manageability. In part 2 I will discuss the the pros and cons of co-washing , as well as sulfate shampoos. I will also share my fav co- wash conditioners and shampoos. Stay Blessed Ladies!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Although the Proclaim Argan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask is delicious and a real treat for my hair, the shampoo from the same line leaves much to be desired. This shampoo did not give my hair that "yucky squeaky clean " feeling, but it did NOT leave my hair moisturized. Claims of this product are that it will leave your hair clean , soft, and moisturized. In my experience ,it did only 1 out of the three~ it left my hair clean. Was it the worst shampoo that I have ever tried? No. But it will not be a repurchase. In order to combat that weird and wiry feeling that it gave my hair, I added 2 tsp of olive oil directly into the shampoo bottle. This product is available at Sally's Beauty Supply for the price of $6.99. ($6.29 if you have a Sally's Membership Card.)
It gets a 3 out of 5 stars.
It gets a 3 out of 5 stars.