How to co-wash
Wet your hair and massage your naked co-wash into the scalp. Alternatively, create a lather between wet hands, then work through the mid-lengths to ends of your hair. Use your fingertips to rub over your entire scalp before rinsing thoroughly. The co-wash coupled with the friction of your fingertips will loosen dirt and residue without stripping away the hair’s natural oils.
Next, take your regular amount of conditioner (we recommend Power or Glory for Afro hair) and apply as usual, using your fingers or a wide-tooth comb to carefully remove tangles and spread the conditioner through the lengths of your hair. If you find your hair could do with that extra bit of moisture and hydration, you might want to try leaving the conditioner in for 20 mins under a shower cap as a treatment and then thoroughly rinse.
Depending on the styling products you use, and how often you are co-washing instead of shampooing, you might find that you get a bit of product build-up. In this case, it is advisable to cleanse hair with a clarifying shampoo like Fairly Traded Honey every few washes, as necessary (usually about every three weeks).
So, now that you know what it is, why not try working co-washing into your hair care regime?
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