How to Co-Wash Curly Hair?
Curly hair is delightful. It doesn’t need too much styling. However, curls can be a little hard to manage. But that doesn’t have to be. With the right hair care products and proper routine, curls are a glorious blessing. If you have curly hair, adding co-washing to your hair care routine is an effective way to give them the much-needed hydration.
What is co-washing and why curly hair needs it?
Co-washing is washing your hair with a specialty formulated product called a co-wash. Co-washing products contain ingredients that hydrate and moisturize the hair. They are a great alternative for days when you need a quick wash in a shorter time.
Co-washing makes curls more defined
Co-washing allows curly hair, which is usually dry by nature, to get better hydration. Co-washing gives curly hair a better definition and reduces frizz. For those of you who color your hair, co-washing can help maintain the color. As shampoos have cleansing properties they tend to cause the color to fade.
How often should you co-wash your curly hair?
Well, it depends on your preference, lifestyle and hair texture. For instance, some people shampoo their hair once a week and co-wash twice while others shampoo twice a week and co-wash once.
Here are a few things you should keep in mind when deciding how often should you wash your curly hair:
- Sweat: People living in a humid area or who frequently do heavy workouts may need to wash more frequently or at least rinse. Sweat can cause hair to look and feel dirty.
- Dirt: If you have to step out daily and exposure to dirt and dust are high, co-washing and shampooing may be necessary.
- Styling products: Styling products can build up in your scalp and lead to itchiness. If you use styling products every day, you may need to co-wash your hair more often.
How co-wash products are different from regular conditioners
When you use regular conditioners, you focus only on the lengths and not on the scalp. Moreover, using regular conditioners on the scalp can weigh the hair down easily. Unlike regular conditioners, co-wash products are specifically designed to cleanse and condition the hair at the same time.
Buy co-wash for curly hair for curly hair
The Earth Collective Co-wash is a mild and non-lathering cleansing conditioner that cleans your scalp and hair while maintaining pH level. Loaded with the goodness of veg keratin and shea butter, it restores moisture in the scalp and hair. Unlike other brands, we do not use animal-based keratin. Veg keratin improves hair strength and makes hair look more healthy and shiny. Shea butter is great for softening your hair and revitalizing the hair.
How to co-wash curly-wavy hair
Step 1: Apply a generous amount of co-wash onto wet scalp and hair.
Step 2: Massage the scalp to distribute the product properly and let the co-wash stay for 3 minutes.
Step 3: Clean your scalp and hair thoroughly.
Note : Unlike a cleanser, this product will lather but it will clean your scalp and hair. You can add additional water to spread the product through the hair. Also, do not use this product with any other shampoo or conditioner.
If you have normal, dry, wavy, curly and coily hair, co-washing is perfect for you. However, if you have an oily scalp, please avoid using this product.