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Old 11-08-2013, 05:02 AM   #1
 
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So I'm thinking of trying co-washing. I still love low-pooing, but since I wash my hair three times per week, I figured it might be nice to co-wash on one of those days (so just once per week, in between my low-poos).

I was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for a co-washing conditioner I can use to cleanse my hair? I think I'll still use my regular conditioner - the Shea Moisture one in my signature - afterwards to condition properly. That's okay, right? Or do I need to use the same conditioner to cleanse and condition?

Any help would be grand!

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Old 11-08-2013, 05:18 AM   #2
 
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Most people rate Suave Naturals, V05, also used are Treaemme Naturals and Inecto.

Shea butter can easily build up, IIRC it's high up in some of the Shea Moisture conditioners, they are not simply water soluble products - can't see which you are using since am on my iPhone. I would therefore be wary of co-washing if you are using butters especially in a leave in product.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:46 AM   #3
 
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I use V05 clarifying kiwi and line conditioner for co washing and Tresseme Naturals as a leave-in
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:46 AM   #4
 
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:02 AM   #5
 
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Most people rate Suave Naturals, V05, also used are Treaemme Naturals and Inecto.

Shea butter can easily build up, IIRC it's high up in some of the Shea Moisture conditioners, they are not simply water soluble products - can't see which you are using since am on my iPhone. I would therefore be wary of co-washing if you are using butters especially in a leave in product.
I'm using the Restorative Conditioner. I haven't had problems with build-up so far and since I only plan to co-wash OPW in between loo poos, I figured it'd be okay?


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I use V05 clarifying kiwi and line conditioner for co washing and Tresseme Naturals as a leave-in
Thanks for the recommendation! V05 and TRESemmé seem like the go to products for co-washing I'll have to give them a go!
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Conditioner: TRESemmé Naturals
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Leave-in: As I Am / Giovanni Direct
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #6
 
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I personally love the As I Am Coconut Cowash, and the V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, specifically.

ETA: The AIA over time was too heavy on my hair.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:17 PM   #7
 
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Yay I hope you enjoy they are my staples for co washing, conditioning, and leaving in! I've been CG for 8 months I believe maybe a little more and they have never failed me! I just wish the TN's new formula had as good slip as the old one!
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #8
 
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Tresseme naturals. My new favorite though is the Eden Bodyworks cowash. It's cheap ($8 for 16oz) and you only need a bit...add water and it spreads like a dream. Favorite find this year for sure.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:18 AM   #9
 
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If you are in the UK check the ingredients as some of the products have different things in them from those are in the States.

You can't get Sauve unless you buy it on Amazon or get it from the States. Though there is a substitute product which you can get from pound shops but I can't remember what it is.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #10
 
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Personally I like Yes to cumcumbers and CJ daily fix
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:49 PM   #11
 
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SheaMoisture makes a really good co-wash from their coconut & hibiscus line. I also second the As I Am co-wash. I use the YTCarrots as a co-wash. You can also take any conditioner that you have and add a little baking soda to it if you would like.
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:40 AM   #12
 
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I have As I Am Coconut CoWash but lately I've been using Tresemme Naturals as a cowash as well. I really like them both.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:04 PM   #13
 
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I've been using Kiss My Face Whenever conditioner and am totally and completely in love!
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:11 PM   #14
 
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I use Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner. I have used other conditioners that left a "build up" on my hair but the Suave has never done that. I love it.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:00 AM   #15
 
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CJ Daily Fix
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:27 PM   #16
 
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Anybody know if Loreal Evercreme Conditioner is CG friendly?


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Hi there! Depending on the type of curls you have and the thickness of your hair, you can use a light runny conditioner like suave naturals to co wash and use as a leave in. But if you need more moisture I use suave naturals to co wash, and the generic value products conditioning balm as a rinse out ( you can get this at Sallys, I also use Kinky Curly Knot Today as a leave in.

But you can also go on youtube and see waterlily716 or shalimarcat, they have great videos on which products to use and how to use them!

I hope my info helps you !
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #18
 
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I use Mane and Tail deep conditioner (yes, the one with the horses on the bottle) once a week. It has one cone in it but so far, it's done my hair well! Awesome slip, great for detangling, smells good and has a funny blue color😄 on days I don't DC, I use Dove damage therapy volumizing conditioner (my curls are fine). The latter has NO cones.
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Anybody know if Loreal Evercreme Conditioner is CG friendly?


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The one that says Nourishing moisture is cg friendly. The one that says Intense Nourishing Moisture isn't.
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Old 04-05-2014, 03:47 PM   #20
 
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I use Tresemme Naturals, which I love but mostly I like having something I only have to go to Sainsburys to get! I haven't actually tried many others to co-wash with as I have not felt a need too, it does the job.
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