Monday, September 22, 2014

The Best Co-Washing Conditioner Under $10

The votes are in. They've been tallied. The products have been reviewed. Today it's (finally) time to give one lucky co-washing conditioner the SavingOurStrands stamp of approval. I know that you guys have got to be sick with product reviews and just want to know who the winner is already! But first, I'll recap how all four contenders stacked up against each other:

Breakage is my arch enemy right now. I have a protein rich regimen that I *fingers crossed* hope is warding off breakage. But it also requires a good amount of moisture to keep my hair balanced. When I co-wash, I'm longing for my roots to quickly absorb the conditioner then when all is said and done dry soft, fluffy, and clump free. (read: become more elastic) and the straighter sections are sleeker (read: become more smooth). 

I hate a conditioner that leaves a residue. Especially a conditioner that I'm using to co-wash. My scalp has to feel clean and sweat-free without stripped rough roots or straw-like ends. I mean--that's what I have shampoo for right? Ha-ha!

I detangle my hair pre-wash and I don't think that it's too much to expect it to stay detangled through the wash process. I need slip, slip, and more slip to keep tangles from wreaking havoc on my hair.


I have a lot of hair and I'm heavy handed so co-washing can get a little expensive if you don't shop smart. The winner in this category gave me the best price per ounce.
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing ($.20/oz)

So who won the war? Drum roll please!!!!

The battle could have gone either way depending on what you feel like your hair needs on a particular day. Aussie edged out the competition because usually I want a super dose of moisture, some crazy cool slip, and packaging that's very easy to use. Aussie is the only conditioner on the list to tick off all three boxes. But when my hair feels more dirty than dry, I look to Tresemme Naturals Nourishing. Or when I need a little strengthening power, I grab OGX Argan Oil of Morocco. If slip is all I need, Herbal Essences Hello Hydration is my go to. Nonetheless, all four of these contenders are pretty great and I'll definitely repurchase each one.  

Man, this was definitely a fun process. I wonder what my next battle will be...


Did you win the Battle of the Co-washing conditioner giveaway? Check now!


  1. Congratulations to Candra E. I hope to win the next one :)

    1. You won't have to wait long for the next giveaway! *wink wink*

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    1. Omgosh yes! The first time that I used it I knew that it was gonna be a winner-winner-chicken-dinner! LOL.

  3. Sorry I just saw the results, I wish the Aussie was bigger but it is the best

    1. Yeah...That's one of the downsides. Why on earth don't they make this in a bigger tube?!? Now I just look like a hoarder when I walk up to the register with 15 bottles in my hand and 12 coupons. *shame face*

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