Co Wash Question

CurlyInParadiseCurlyInParadise Registered Users Posts: 137
I'm sorry if this is explained somewhere but I can't find it. I have been co washing for about six months now and am just today seeing references to co washing as washing with a conditioner, rinsing and then using conditioner again as a rinse out. I have been scrubbing (very lightly) with conditioner, rinsing and then stepping out of shower and completing the t shirt scrunch, yada, yada.

Soooo, should I be co washing and then putting condish on a second time?
3a, med porous, low density
Poo: Have to admit I have recently become a Wen convert. Love it. I have always had problems with my hair "hanging" right, curling uniformly and destorting the perimeter line. Wen makes it hang evenly.


  • KaZenner1990KaZenner1990 Registered Users Posts: 859
    If your hair doesn't feel it needs it why use? Of course I am not by any means expert on cowasing-CG but I do as my hair feels. If it feels rough on the ends after rinsing, I scrunch a bit more on the ends.

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    2C/3A Botticelli/Corkicelli.Growing out color/heat damage
    M/C, Low/Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
    LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
    CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
    DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
    Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse
    DT: EVOO, C.O
    Goal: WL when curly
    CG since Feb 2014
  • ZeldahimeZeldahime Registered Users Posts: 223
    I don't either. I use a LI and that's where I notice the difference. RO condishes that I use as such only made a difference when I use shampoo or after a PT which I always follow with a DT to prevent crunchiness. Otherwise I don't bother.
    Very fine, high porosity, currently dyed and growing out the relaxed portions. I'm pretty sure my hair's 3b something IIRC. We will be finding out for sure as time goes by.
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Registered Users Posts: 876
    I use a RO, and then a LI. It just seems to work better than just washing and then using a LI--I've seen quite an improvement in my hair since I started doing it. If you don't feel it's necessary for your hair, then don't bother with it.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel

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