Question about co washing...

kaykrekaykre Posts: 314Registered Users
Can anyone rec a conditioner to try for co washing?

My roots get oily but my lengths are dry. I tend to have to shampoo daily because of my roots so I'd like to give co washing a try. I tried Tresemme Naturals (the moisture one) and it was too heavy and weighed me down (even without a rinse out). My hair is porous, fine, but very dense.

I've read the VO5 conditioners are lighter than the Suave Naturals ones so I'm leaning towards one of those but have no idea which to try.

I'm thinking of following up with Biolage Conditioning Balm on my lengths (that will work, right?).
2A/B. Mix of fine, medium, and coarse (mostly medium). Dense. Mix of normal and high porosity.
Dry climate.



  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    Yes that sounds good, or loreal cleansing conditioner

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    Weekly Poo/Low Poo: some Shea M Poo.
    Weekly Deep Treat-Dermorganic Intensive Hair Masque
    Bi-Weekly RO:Tresseme Naturals - V.Smooth/N.Moisture
    Daily Leave in:Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Detangler
    Daily Oil: Olive Oil & Conut Oil Mix
    Daily Styler: Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk
  • mollymmollym Posts: 31Registered Users
    I like the VO5 conditioners specifically labeled as cleansing. I believe the two scents are Kiwi Lime and Vanilla Mint Tea; I've used the lime and thought it was great. It's runnier (easier to distribute) than Suave, and leaves my scalp feeling clean without stripping.

    ETA: I love the GVP knockoff of the Biolage balm! Super moisturizing. If your length is dry, it should probably work well. Just don't apply it too close to the roots.
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    3a; mediumish porosity, medium/coarse, high density
    Cleansers: Suave Naturals, VO5, SM shea butter shampoo, TJ TTT shampoo
    Conditioners: GVPCB, Tresemme Naturals, TJ TTT
    Stylers: LALS, La Bella gel, SM curl milk, coconut/olive oil
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,255Registered Users
    VO5 Kiwi Lime is my favorite cowash, and it has a decent amount of protein in it, which my fine hair likes. As Mollym said, it's runnier than Suave, so it's easier to distribute. I wanted to like the Vanilla Mint Tea, but it left my scalp itchy no matter how well I rinsed.
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    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • Raquel26Raquel26 Posts: 41Registered Users
    V05 kiwi lime one is great for cleansing. I usually would follow it up with the v05 strawberries and cream moisture milk. It's great for moisture and really lightweight.
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    2 months into this... Still experimenting...
    Sporadic shampoo (usually 1 to 2 times a week): Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Co-wash or Rinse Out (in rotation): Suave clean breeze, V05 Strawberries & Cream, Tresseme naturals
    Leave in: CHS Curl Keeper, or Coconut oil
    Style: LA Looks Gel (the blue one), GF curl shaping spray gel