Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Battle of the Co-Wash Conditioner


Co-washing is a fancy way of saying "I wash my hair with conditioner." I'd never been on the co-washing bandwagon in the past because ain't no body have time for multiple wash days each week! Then, my vacation last summer completely changed my mind about co-washing. Amusement parks, exercising, sweating in the ridiculously hot Florida sun, swimming---there was no way that I'd be able to get away with one wash day. So, I bit the co-washing bullet and my hair LOVED IT. I was able to refresh my scalp, cleanse my strands, and give my hair a dose of moisture all in one step. Over the last year, I've dated several conditioners that are perfect for co-washing, under $10, and widely available. Before we get started, let me give you an idea of what I want in PERFECT co-washing conditioner:

What makes a co-washing conditioner good...to me?
  1. Hydrating- My one true co-wash prince has to be the boost of moisture that wards of breakage in drought-like conditions and keep it there until my next wash. None of that moisturized in the morning and dry by the night mess here.
  2. Cleansing- Read: remove build up, dirt, and sweat but DON'T strip my hair. After all, if I wanted a good clean start, I'd use shampoo.
  3. Detangling- Slip. slip and more slip. If it don't have slip then it will be immediately disqualified! I detangle my hair pre-wash and I expect it to stay detangled through the wash process.
Deep conditioners need not apply!
It's tempting, but don't use a deep conditioner has a co-washing conditioner. You'll get this icky build up situation going on that will require clarifying. Trust me---that's more trouble that it's worth. 


Here are your Battle of the Co-Wash Contestants:
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration
Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle
Organix Renewing Oil of Morocco
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture

Let the battle begin!

Besitos!
KLP

9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see which one you choose. I've tried all of them except Organix Renewing Oil of Morocco. My favorite is the Tresemme Naturals

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    1. I'm super excited to share which one is my favorite too! I was really surprised by how much I liked Tresemmee too!

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  2. Looking forward to your final choice. I've only tried the Aussie Moist but not for co-washing. I thought it was a bit thick.

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  3. I've tried everything but Hello Hydration and Tresemme is definitely my favorite for cowashing. Aussie is my favorite of the bunch for conditioning!

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  4. I love Aussie Moist but I use it for my deep conditioner. My hair definitely loves co-washing.

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  5. I'm looking forward to the winner because I only used Herbal Essence Hello Hydration conditioner and the Aussie moist 3 minute conditioner.

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  6. I use VO5 conditioner fir my cowashes and my hair absolutely loves it. I have my eye on the Hello Hydration conditioner though.Lets see who wins.

    Hair update 15 months natural

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  7. Tresemme & Aussie Moist are my faves

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