Good co-wash?

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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!

3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner:
Experimenting
D/C: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Deep Moisture Mask

Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
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.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I use V05 clarifying kiwi and line conditioner for co washing and Tresseme Naturals as a leave-in
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
Lime*
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
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.
Originally Posted by Firefox7275
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?


I use V05 clarifying kiwi and line conditioner for co washing and Tresseme Naturals as a leave-in
Originally Posted by Puertoricangirl
Thanks for the recommendation! V05 and TRESemmé seem like the go to products for co-washing I'll have to give them a go!
3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity.

Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: SM Coconut & Hibiscus shampoo / ElastaQP Créme Conditioning shampoo
Conditioner:
Experimenting
D/C: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Deep Moisture Mask

Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity


UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
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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2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo

Last edited by sixelamy; 04-01-2014 at 01:04 PM.
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!
3A Curl Pattern, Low Porosity, High Density, Medium Width, Long Length

Loving my curls/waves!


Product loves: Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars, ACV rinses, Suave Naturals Conditioner wash on in between days, silk scrunchies, Ouidad Curl refreshing spray, Avocado/olive oil/honey deep treatment, Coconut oil on ends/length

Currently waist length while wet and going for waist length while dry!
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.
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
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.
Personally I like Yes to cumcumbers and CJ daily fix
highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

Pre-poo: coconut oil
wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
RO + LI: different every time
Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

(modified) CG since june 25, 2012
Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
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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*Natural 3C/TWA*
Wash: BS/ACV, KC Come Clean
Conditioner: SM SB Restorative, Yucca & Baobab

Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
DC: SM Manuka Honey Masque, SM Yucca Masque
PT:
Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
Styler:
AVG, Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade
Leave-In: KCKT, SM Yucca Milk
Oil/Sealant: Jojoba,
Avocado, EVCO, EVOO, JBCO

Last edited by pinkwolf; 03-29-2014 at 10:52 PM.
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.
NayaMoore likes this.
3b/3c
Fine, Long, High Density, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Products
CoWash: AIA Coconut CoWash
RO: Giovanni Smooth as Silk
LI: GDLI
Styler: KCCC
I've been using Kiss My Face Whenever conditioner and am totally and completely in love!
twirlygranny likes this.
2c-3a - coarse - normal-high porosity - high density - growing out to donate

NP/LP: KMF Whenever Cond./ YTCucs, Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed DC / CJ Argan & Olive Oil, KCKT, YTBbs
DT: Coconut Oil + scalp massage
OIL/STYLER: SM Elixir / KCCC, SS CEJ
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
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.


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.
CJ Daily Fix
2BC/f/II. fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Low-poo: Jason Mango bodywash
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

light moisture, hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646
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 !


2C ~ 3A, low porosity botticelli curls

Following CG

Favorites: Kinky Curly Knot Today, KCC, Suave Naturals & VO5 ( co wash ), Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper, Darcy Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner and Generic Value Products Conditioning Balm, Camille Rose Aloe Whipped Butter Gel, Curl Junkie and Jessie Curl Products.
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.
CG since Dec. 2013
3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
Anybody know if Loreal Evercreme Conditioner is CG friendly?


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Originally Posted by CurliciousMe
The one that says Nourishing moisture is cg friendly. The one that says Intense Nourishing Moisture isn't.
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.
3a/3b Curls, Low Porosity, Medium/High Density. Check out my blog for easy to follow, practical curly advice http://ohheytherehair.blogspot.co.uk!

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