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co-wash

To wash one's hair using only conditioner (rather than shampoo and conditioner). "Co" is short for "conditioner." Ladies with thick, curly hair have taken to co-washing their tresses, to avoid stripping their hair of natural oils.
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To keep your hair extra moisturised, why not try co-washing? This means occasionally skipping shampoo and only using a conditioner to keep hair superhydrated.
This process is referred to as co-washing and it helps to cleanse the hair and replenish dry strands at the same time.
3 TRY CO-WASHING "TO KEEP your hair extra moisturised, why not try co-washing?" says Belle.
Muli adds that while they have their place, pre-poo and co-washing should never replace shampooing in hair care.
Conditioner-washing: Conditioner-washing, sometimes called co-washing, is when a person uses conditioner or a special cleansing conditioner instead of shampoo.
If you have extra-dry hair, skip shampoo and try co-washing or washing your hair with only conditioner (silicone free) once a week, or as often as needed to prevent dry hair.
Co-washing (using conditioner to both cleanse and moisturise) is fantastic if you find your hair difficult to hydrate.
Other experts suggest that women have been conditioned to washing their hair too often, and suggest that using a dry shampoo or co-washing (conditioner-only washing) maintains healthier hair because it preserves the hair's natural oils.
"Many of my clients swear by co-washing, whereby you wash the hair each day with conditioner instead of shampoo, allowing you to cleanse the hair without stripping it.
Why We're Watching: Co-washing is a fast-growing category spearheaded by a movement of women against the conventional institution of utilizing shampoo to clean and care for hair.
Co-washing originated in the curly and natural hair communities.
Co-washing has been a beauty buzzword for curly girls for some time, and now Aveda's Be Curly Co-Wash ([euro]22) aims to bring the phenomenon to the professional haircare market.
Shu Uemura, Kerastase, L'Oreal, Pantene and Carol's Daughter all produce "co-washing'' products.
Try alternate days or co-washing - using conditioner as a shampoo and just rinsing it away.
Another trend is co-washing, or washing the hair with a cleansing conditioner rather than using a shampoo.