Co Washing

What does Co Washing mean?

Washing with conditioner only, known as ‘Co Washing’

Co Washing is a hair care practice where only conditioner is used to clean the hair, skipping the use of shampoo. It’s a technique that got its name from “conditioner-only washing.”

This method is often used by people who follow the NoPoo approach or the Curly Girl Method (CGM). These people believe that the chemicals, such as sulfates, found in shampoos, are harmful to the hair and can cause damage.

The choice of conditioner for Co Washing can vary greatly. It often depends on the person’s hair type and their personal preference for hair products. However, most people who practice Co Washing stay away from conditioners that contain silicones. This is because they believe that silicones, like the sulfates in shampoos, can damage the hair.

Example for using ‘Co Washing’ in a conversation

Hey, have you heard of co-washing? πŸ§–β€β™€οΈ

Yeah, I have! It’s when you wash your hair with conditioner only, right? 🚿

That’s correct! People who co-wash believe that using just conditioner instead of shampoo is better for their hair. 🌿

Interesting! So, they think shampoo actually damages hair instead of making it healthier? πŸ€”