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Best Conditioner for Co Washing & When to Wash Hair with a Conditioner Only

Insight on why you should be co-washing your hair.

If you have curly hair, there is a way for you to revitalize your curls with only conditioner? If you have curly hair or dry hair washing your hair with just conditioner (also known as co-washing) helps to refresh and rehydrate your hair. Conditioners, especially those that are formulated with moisturizing agents, hydrate each strand without removing any moisture as a traditional shampoo would. Therefore we have put together a guide on the best conditioner for co-washing, along with the best techniques as well! 

The Best Conditioners & Techniques for Co Washing

Over the years, companies have created cleansing conditioners that both hydrate and clean the hair eliminating the need for shampoo. Check out these best co-washing conditioners and techniques.

Cleansing Conditioner Method: Try Co-Washing Instead.

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Rehydrate your hair in-between washes with a conditioner.

Now, whether or not you want to use a cleansing conditioner instead of a regular conditioner is totally up to you. We just want to highlight the benefits of washing your hair with a conditioner for the days you need a boost of moisture. The co-washing method can be done with just about any conditioner but it’s better to look for those that really hydrate your hair.

Best Conditioners for Co-Washing

Conditioners like Dove Cool Moisture Conditioner and Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner are great to use as co wash conditioners as they both work to hydrate dry hair. The Dove conditioner has formula that locks in moisture leaving you with soft, silky and hydrated hair. The Suave conditioner on the other hand is infused with coconut milk. This ingredient is known for its nourishing benefits. It also drenches dry hair with deep moisture.

How to Co-Wash Hair

To figure out how you’re going to use a co-wash conditioner on your hair, think about when you start to notice that your hair feels parched. Some women notice by mid or end of week their curls tend to feel dry. Considering that curly hair types should refrain from washing hair too often with a shampoo (bi-weekly is ideal), washing hair with a conditioner is a great idea.

If you have fine hair, look for conditioners that are light-weight. Your best bet is to stick to conditioners that help volumize or thicken your hair texture. Nexxus Diametress Conditioner is one of the best conditioners to co wash with in-between washes as the formula seals in lightweight nourishment while thickening your hair at the same time.

When it comes to the washing process, it’s really simple. You can begin by applying the conditioner all over your hair. Then rinse it out, or saturate your hair with water. Follow up with applying conditioner and allow it to sit for a few minutes, then rinse. You want to co-wash your hair at least once a week in between hair washes. If you don’t have time  for co-washing, you can always re-moisturize hair with a leave-in conditioner instead.

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