Friday, October 1, 2010

Why Do Natural Haired Women Co-WASH?

Why Do Natural Haired Women Co-WASH?

I went to so many sites and the the word CO-WASH kept sticking out like a sore thumb?

After GOOGLING the word CO-WASH, and coming up with nothing!  I was freaking out.  I then asked what is a co-wash.  The answer is simple...using conditioner as a shampoo.
Then, my next question was WHY?  Will my hair get clean?


The first question ...WHY???  Shampoos contain SULFATE

Someone else did the copied from..

Both Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and its close relative Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) arecommonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to "foam up". Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.
Unfortunately, both sodium laureth sulfate and its cousin are also very dangerous, highly irritating chemicals. Far from giving "healthy shining hair" and "beautiful skin", soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity

Using conditioner, you won't get any lather.  If lather is what you are used to then I suggest sulfate free shampoo.  There are several good ones out there.  Here is a list of as noted on facebook.

Will it get my hair clean?

I noticed a little build up with certain conditioners.  Remember- Natural Hair is not one size fits ALL!
The same conditioner that caused build-up for me may work for you!

I now use a sulfate free shampoo from Whole Foods or I make one with green tea and black soap.

Are you co-washing or not??

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I sure do. More so in the summer when I am using gel more often for my WnGs. In the winter, I am in search of more moisture so I love co-washing.