By Jamie Published 10/07/2015 11:40:00 | Views: 1122
Co-Washing For Beginners

Has hair wash day come and gone because you simply don't have the time? Are you putting it off, convincing yourself that your hair can survive another day? Save yourself a little time, and still maintain healthy hair, by adding co-washing regimen to your coif routine.

You already know having clean hair is essential in any healthy hair routine. But, daily shampooing can tangle and dry the hair, damaging it and stripping it of the very essential oils needed for growth. Co-washing, also known as "Conditioning Washing", is a term used to describe the act of cleansing the hair and scalp using sulfate-free conditioner—as opposed to a traditional shampoo.

For years, many women have been co-washing with traditional conditioner, which merely "wipes off" the dust, polishes the hair strands, and makes it smell good. But cleansing with a product specifically made for co-washing—such as Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Purelicious Co-Wash (which does not contain sulfates, parabens, mineral oil or petrolatum)—helps rid the hair and scalp of dirt and pollutants while imparting moisture and protein back into the strands

Here are a few expert tips for your co-washing routine:

  • It is recommended to co-wash at least once a week, or every two weeks, alternating cleanses with a traditional shampoo and deep conditioner like Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Milk Masque
  • Maintain your normal hair routine with the traditional shampoo and conditioner, and incorporate the co-wash method in between your standard washes. Keep in mind co-washing should supplement your normal—not take its place
  • To co-wash your hair, start with wetting the hair and dividing it into sections to evenly distribute your co-wash product. Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Pure-Licoius Co-Wash oil is made with a butter blend of argan oil and is perfect for those who suffer from dry hair and anyone who washes frequently.
  • Massage the formula from roots to ends for 3-5 minutes and leave on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out. To enhance results, wear a plastic cap to seal in moisture and rinse out with cool water.
  • If your hair is Natural, focus on the scalp when massaging co-wash into your hair. If you wear a relaxer, concentrate on your ends—and work up to your roots when massaging co-wash into your hair.
  • Are you transitioning from relaxed to Natural hair? Then you're dealing with two textures of hair, and should also focus on your ends. Where the Natural hair meets the relaxed hair is where the co-wash provides the conditioning necessary to prevent breakage.
  • Gently detangle your hair with your fingers, or a wide-tooth comb, once the co-wash is completely rinsed out
By Jamie 10/07/2015 11:40:00

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