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How To Co-wash Natural Hair

How To Co-wash Natural Hair

A Guide To Shampooless Cleansing

What?
Co- washing means cleansing your hair and scalp with a rinse-out conditioner instead of traditional shampoo

Why?
Conventional shampoos can strip your hair of natural moisturizing oils, leading to dry, brittle, frizzy tresses.

How?

  • Find a rinse-out conditioner that works well for YOUR HAIR. Not every conditioner works well for all hair types – even the ones that get rave reviews – and more expensive doesn’t mean better. So find what makes your curls kinks and locs feel good and go for it!
  • Rinse hair thoroughly with WARM water for 2-3 minutes, if the water stings the back of your hand, it’s too hot and can damage your hair. Water that’s too cool will fall to cleanse the hair and scalp properly.
  • Pour a quarter-size amount of conditioner into your hand and apply to a small section of your wet hair. Work the conditioner in from root to tip and finger- comb your tresses as you go . Repeat to completely cover your head
  • If you detangle your natural hair while wet now is a great time to run through each section with a wide-tooth ┬ácomb. The conditioner will aid in slip and help tangles comb right out!
  • Allow the shower steam to help the conditioner to penetrate your natural hair for 5 to 6 minutes, then with a warm water, rinse your hair completely and use your fingers to gently comb through your curls. By now your scalp and hair should be clean or moisturized without compromising the natural oils they need to be their healthiest!
Other Natural Hair Washing Tips
  1. Use an old t-shirt instead of a towel to dry your hair. Towels can snag fragile curls causing more breakage and inducing frizz!
  2. Try applying your favorite natural hair products while your hair is still wet – you may find they work better or differently on damp hair.
  3. Don’t forget to seal the moisture in your hair by using one of your favorite sealing oils and coconut oil are all great choices!

 

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