When to use shampoo?
I have super thick, long 3b-3c hair and have been on the co-wash for a little while now. (about 5-6 months) But I was wondering if I am supposed to completely drop shampoo or use it every once in a while? Is there a reason why I should use sulfate-free shampoo or is it optional...?
I think it's optional, I have been natural for about a year and a half and I haven't touched shampoo since. Some say apple cider works great to rinse out left over build up once in a while, I haven't tried it tho. If your scalp is clean then poo is not really a must
If you are co washing and you don't want to go back to shampoo then use a product designed to co wash, don't use a normal conditioner since those have none classing properties. The sulfate free shampoo eliminates the ingredient claimed to be harsh for the hair, therefore it is safe to use.