Which is better?

Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
Would co-washing every day or low-pooing every few days (with nothing else in between) be better for your hair? Or about the same?

Right now I do a combo of both - if I wash two days in a row, the 2nd day is a co-wash day. But if it's 2 days later, I'll use a gentle low poo. 3 days and I'll use a low-poo with coco betaine.

Bc I have young children, I can't always take a shower every day, and often when I take one I don't have time to wash my hair. So with any refreshing attempts, etc, my hair tends to stack up with product. That's why I tend to go for low-poo. (plus my hair is so porous, I think it gets gummed down with layer upon layer of product.)

That "schedule" varied depending on how my hair feels on a given day, but that's generally it.

Anyhow, I'm wondering if daily co-washes are better than low-pooing every few days. It seems like less washing would be better, but then again maybe the frequent co-washing puts more moisture into hair?

2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing


  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    mmm good question, i low poo ever few days, to refresh my curls i just to help with the moisture i just use my normal conditioner as a leave in and mix it with oil in the palm of my hand and just work it through my hair. if i dont wash my hair i just wet it a bit to refresh and work the condish/ oil mixture through my hair. its nice and quick and easy and seems to work really well.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.