We’ve all heard of cowashing by now and there is a real division of Naturals that believe in it or don’t even bother with it. No real fight or anything…just a division. You’ve got the ones who do it pretty often (like me) or once a week or whenever they wash their hair. You’ve got the ones that have replaced shampoo with it (like me…again) or in-between washes and THEN you’ve got the ones who rarely do it or never do. Anyway you slice it it’s been pretty much discussed and discussed and DISCUSSED TO DEATH!
Well, I’m ready to discuss it again or at least a variation of it as I was unfamilar with this process and wanted to share. (I found this on Naturallycurly.com)
Wet your hair thoroughly. This will help absorb the moisture and nutrients of the conditioner.
Apply conditioner all over. Remember to avoid your scalp unless it’s dry.
Work shampoo through the entire scalp. In the condition-wash-condition method, the conditioner should still remain on the rest of the hair.
Rinse out both the conditioner and shampoo at the same time, riding them completely from your hair.
Condition your hair once again, this time working from root to tip. You can use the same conditioner you used previously or use another conditioner of your choice.
Rinse again while taking care not to scrub or strain the hair.*
So, what do you think? Will you try it? Me? Naw, I’m off shampoo and JUST cowash to cleanse my hair as mentioned in my post, (Trying the Curly Girl Method). I cannot say enough times how grateful my hair is for dropping it off my wash routine. This method kind of reminds me of the pre-wash oil treatment that I have used in the past but both techniques, Pre-wash oil and this one, seem to be doing the same thing…combating the bad effects of shampooing.
Shampoos can strip the hair of it’s natural oils and for me it would leave my tresses in a tangled mess. I can see the benefits of this technique if you feel you MUST use shampoo and suffer tangles or dryness so if you try it please let me know what you thought.
Always keeping you in the know Naturals,