Co-Wash & Rinse Out - Do you use different products?

For a while I have been using Deva No Poo and Deva One C. My hair seems to be a little weighed down, it’s not clumping very much, seems to have some build up and overall hasn’t been as great lately so I have decided to try to change things up a bit.

I am looking into some new conditioners which I posted about but I am trying to figure out if people use one product to Co-Wash and another for a rinse out? Or do the majority of people use the same? Especially if you are using a high-end conditioner, would you use a different product as a leave in?

Can you please let me know your routine and if you use a different Co-Wash product what are you using?

Thanks so much!


  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    I like a light co-wash and leave-in. Suave Naturals Coconut works well for me. I use a richer rinse-out because I have one section that tangles and the Suave doesn't detangle well enough for me.

    In the winter, I suspect I'll need a heavier leave-in.
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    I use a cheap, light, simple, lathering wash out (Inecto) because I like a squeaky clean feeling, and a rich leave in usually containing an oil and often protein because I am dealing with porous colour treated hair. So never use the same product for both. I do often skip rinse out and go straight to leave in tho, so most times only two conditioners not three. Personally I'd be more likely to use a pricey high end product as a leave in than a co-wash or rinse out, always seems a waste to flush a high quality conditioner down the drain after five minutes.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    I use the same tresemme naturals

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using CurlTalk App
    CG/LOC Method's 3b/3c hair SL-Curly/ Goal-MBL Curly:)
    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
  • alslgirl2002alslgirl2002 Posts: 210Registered Users
    I have been using my devacare for cowashing, rinse out, and leave in mixed with a little water in my palm. I have wondered if its a good idea, but my hair and scalp seem to like it. Once a week, just to change things up, I will use my DT as a rinse out, and then use my devacare for a leave in, and my hair really likes that also.
    Type 2B - 3A
    Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

    CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

    Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
    CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
    RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
    Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
    DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

    Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Posts: 865Registered Users
    I alternate depending on how my hair feels. Sometimes I co-wash with a light conditioner or a no-poo cleanser and follow with a heavier conditioner and a separate leave-in. I have used one conditioner as a co-wash, rinse out and leave with success as well like Tresemme naturals, elucence moisture balance, Darcy's pumpkin conditioner or a few other favorites. It also depends on how much time I have.
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    I use a cowash & a spray leave in. Simple but my hair likes it.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I usually use a cheap condish to cowash since I use a lot to achieve a slight lather (suave, V05, Yes To Cukes) and a better quality one to condition/ rinse out/ leave in (Regis olive oil, Shea Moisture, Darcy's pumpkin, One C, Elucence, Curly Kinks, etc).
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!