Co-washing

I'm curious about co-washing, but I need help understanding it. I haven't read much about it yet (I'm about to do some serious reading!), but I figured I'd post this real quick.

Currently, I'm using DevaCurl's No-Poo and One Conditioner, and while I enjoy those products, I'd prefer to use something else because of the price. Besides, I want to try some new products! I was thinking of trying a co-wash because then you're kind of merging the conditioner & shampoo, so there's one less step in the shower!...right? Or do you have to use an additional conditioner after the "co-wash"? If so, why? I mean, why use two conditioners?


Is the As I Am Cleansing Co-wash a good choice for a co-wash? I found it for a good price on Amazon and I know they have it at the target near me, so I'd be happy if it's good. I just want to hear some opinions before making any purchases.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
I started the CG method on June 14th, 2015.

Currently 2b/2c
Medium/high porosity
Medium texture (I think)

Check out my hair blog; feel free to leave a comment & let me know what you think: http://carefreecurls.blogspot.com/
I'm curious about co-washing, but I need help understanding it. I haven't read much about it yet (I'm about to do some serious reading!), but I figured I'd post this real quick.

Currently, I'm using DevaCurl's No-Poo and One Conditioner, and while I enjoy those products, I'd prefer to use something else because of the price. Besides, I want to try some new products! I was thinking of trying a co-wash because then you're kind of merging the conditioner & shampoo, so there's one less step in the shower!...right? Or do you have to use an additional conditioner after the "co-wash"? If so, why? I mean, why use two conditioners?



Is the As I Am Cleansing Co-wash a good choice for a co-wash? I found it for a good price on Amazon and I know they have it at the target near me, so I'd be happy if it's good. I just want to hear some opinions before making any purchases.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!
Originally Posted by CalicoKitties


Hi! So I know how you feel about the Deva products - soooo expensive! Your co-wash can literally be any conditioner you like, and you don't need to use another after it. Co-washing is just using conditioner instead of shampoo, so you don't need a special conditioner, just one you like. I personally have taken to Aussie Moist and the Suave Naturals conditioners (so many yummy smells!). They smell and work great and the prices are fabulous ($5 and less) for a college student like me!

I've read countless reviews of the As I Am co-wash, and everyone seems to love it. If I had the money, I'd try it out too! I think my only problem is that I need a LOT of conditioner when I co-wash (like, a TON), and the co-wash comes in such a small container that although I know it would work great, it's just too little and I'd constantly be buying more, and it's not as cheap as $2 for a bottle of Suave naturals apple/strawberry Condish or Aussie Moist.
Medium/fine textured dark brown hair. Normal porosity, with high porosity on the canopy, high density. 3B/C mix with some random 3a 'sprinkled' in.

•Conditioner: DevaCare One Condition, Aussie Moist, Suave Naturals
•No-poo: Curls Sulfate-Free Shampoo.
•Styler: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Gel
•CG as of 12/?/2014, BC 04/?/2015. First CG cut 7/9/2015.

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When I started out, I began cowashing with Suave Rosemary Mint Conditioner (a 28 ounce bottle costs $2.83 at Wal Mart) and that's all I did in the shower. That's when my curls began "popping up". I have since added Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie as a Rinse Out Conditioner and a pump of Kirkland Signature Professional Salon Formula Moisture Conditioner on two "sides" of my hair after I get out of the shower as a "leave in". But you can just co wash and nothing else in the shower if you wish. I did that for quite a while. Like I tell folks, it's better to start small and then build from there as you learn your hair and its properties.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
Okay cool. I've heard a lot of good things about suave on here, but I used suave awhile ago (before I knew more about how to care for my hair) and it made my hair feel awful, so I'm a little wary about the suave brand.

So what's a rinse out conditioner? Is it just a regular conditioner or more of a deep conditioner?
I started the CG method on June 14th, 2015.

Currently 2b/2c
Medium/high porosity
Medium texture (I think)

Check out my hair blog; feel free to leave a comment & let me know what you think: http://carefreecurls.blogspot.com/

Last edited by CalicoKitties; 07-15-2015 at 09:14 AM.
Okay cool. I've heard a lot of good things about suave on here, but I used suave awhile ago (before I knew more about how to care for my hair) and it made my hair feel awful, so I'm a little wary about the suave brand.

So what's a rinse out conditioner? Is it just a regular conditioner or more of a deep conditioner?
Originally Posted by CalicoKitties
Normally a "rinse out" conditioner is a regular conditioner. However, many of us use more of a "deep" type of conditioner as a rinse out when we co wash.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.

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