how often should you co wash your hair?

type 3b hair, frizzy, and dry

2 Answers

I wash with conditioner once every other week then shampoo and conditioner the next week. So, cowash week 1, shampoo and conditioner week 2 and so on. That works well for me. See what works for you and how long your hair lasts before you need to wash it again.
First off, there is no "right way" to take care of YOUR hair.  You do what works for you.  Use what you like and gives you the results you love.  I've been curly/wavy for 4 years now and have used different products to get me where I am today and I'm quite happy.  The grass isn't always greener...  Below is what I do for my 2b/2c/3a, I have three different patterns and would love a schedule from them as to what their plans are for each day:I co-wash daily (I have no luck with second day hair).  I use OGX Coconut conditioner as my co-wash and Kinky Curly Knot today as my leave-in.  (I just started using lavender castile soap to shampoo once every 3 weeks.  I was using a sulfate/paraben free eczema shampoo.)  I use an old t-shirt to wring out my hair.  And just recently I began using Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls and Multicultural Curls combined for my best hair.  Jelly Soft Curls adds a slight crunch and a fair amount of hold while the Multicultural Curls adds a softness.  Individually, I don't like them but when I started using the Jelly (rake and shake method) and then I flip my hair and use the Multicultural Curls (cup my curls and squeeze the excess water out).  I use a Jacko-Net to plop my hair for about 15-30 minutes.  Then I diffuse the roots.