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3 Ways Daily Co-Washing Can Damage Hair

• Jun 14, 2012

Via The Beauty Brains

Illegal fireworks asks…I have really dry curly hair. Will it damage my hair if I condition it everyday?

The answer depends on HOW you condition your hair. Rinse out conditioners are the worst – not because the conditioner itself does any damage but because of the processes of washing,  rinsing and drying.

Three ways conditioning is bad:

First, if you used any shampoo prior to conditioning you may be stripping your hair of moisturizing oils.

Second, just wetting and drying your hair (even without shampoo) causes the cuticle to expand and contract which can be weakening because it creates radial cracks in the outer cuticle layers.

Third, towel drying your hair always involves some degree of frictional abrasion that can crack and scrape off even more cuticle.

Leave in conditioners can be less damaging

If you’re not washing and wetting your hair, leave in conditioners are just fine. At most they require just a little combing to smooth them through your hair.

If you’re washing your hair anyway (or at least getting it wet for some reason) it’s better to go ahead and condition. But if you can skip a shampoo-wet-dry cycle and use a leave in conditioner instead, you’ll avoid opportunities for damage.

Ladies, have you experienced damage from daily co-washing? How did you prevent against it?

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Maya
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I disagree, when i co-wash my hair every other day my it makes my hair stronger, where my hair was prone to breaking and shedding a lot co-washing has drastically reduced it. i still use a Shea butter leave in conditioner before i style, but i have found co-washing very beneficial for my hair

Jane
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Agreed. When I co-wash daily, my hair grows like weeds and it is soft and supple.I think strand thickness is a major factor in being able to co-wash daily.

Ladies listen to your OWN hair! These people are not scientist and are quite irresponsible using declarative statements.

Imaka
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I agree. People the world over wash their every day wihout ill effects but our hair can’t handle it? :/

yoco
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I agree with you Maya. In the summer months, I cowash 2–3xs per week and do a lot of wash and goes. My hair loves it. I think it depends on how the cowash is done. I don’t do the heavy duty scrubbing like the lady on the pic. What I do is put my hair in 5 sections — front, two sides and two back portions and cowash in sections by just applying the condition down the length of the sections, finger or widetooth comb detangle each conditioned section, and twist the section. I let the conditioner sit in… Read more »
df
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hi, do you leave it in twists after you rinse out the conditioner?

yoco
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Depends on how I’m wearing my hair the next day. If I’m in a semi-wash and go mood and am not interested in definition, then yes. If not, I will seal water moisture w/ olive oil and Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie, separate the twist into 8–16 twists (depending on how much of a defined look I want) or 6–8 cornrows (again, amount depends on how defined I want). I am a big cowasher and only use shampoo when my hair feels particularly filmy or sticky like when I use gel. I don’t use gel on a regular basis because while… Read more »
Sassy
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So its okay to just use a leave in conditioner and only use shampoo when hair feels filmy or in desperate need?

yoco
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I’m all about doing what works best for your hair and I don’t believe in cookie cutter rules. So, if that works for you, go with it. In the winter I only cowash once a week but I spritz my hair with water and apply olive oil and some sort of leave in (conditioner, hair product) on a daily basis. I am a firm believer that water is the best moisturizer and my hair needs lots of moisture. Now, I don’t know if its just habit that I feel the need to do some sort of complete soak of my… Read more »
Desiree
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I agree with you Yoco, water is the best moisturizer. I wet my hair everyday. I do use gel on my wng’s so this also prevents excessive build-up—but for me simple water is the best moisturizer. If I don’t wet my hair I find that it tangles (and of course feels dry). I wash/co-wash my hair twice a week. My hair has been flourishing using this system. (I acknowledge everyone’s hair is different.) But the author mentioned using a leave-in as a sufficient moisturizer: I want to put forth that leave-ins are usually used to seal in and retain moisture;… Read more »
yoco
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^^^^EXACTLY!! Water is a natural girl’s best friend.

minnie
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thats actually genius. Im going to try that.

Rachel R.
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I co-wash everyday, if not everyday its every other day. I do not use shampoo at all. If I do its onces a month. So far conditioner only washing works great for me. My conditioner is mixed with grapeseed oil after co-washing I do the two strand twist and let my hair air dry. My gel for the two strand twist is also mixed with shea butter, coconut oil and grapeseed oil. I never ever use a leave in conditioner because of the oils in my regular conditioner and gel. My hair actually loves it when I co-wash everyday. No… Read more »
HeyHeyHey
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What about damping your hair everyday? As in spraying it with a little water before applying leave-in? Still damaging?

Julia
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You echoed the question on my mind.

lovelycurls
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I completely disagree with this article. I’ve been co-washing my hair more often for the curly girl method and it’s one of the best things Ive decided to do for my hair. My hair is always soft and looks a lot healthy.

Mary
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Hi, what kind of conditioner do you use? 🙂

Alexandra
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I too do the CG method and cowash my hair everday. My hair is loving it. My hair is softer, stronger and healthier. If I don’t cowash Sunnie gets really upset!

Auset
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Well, I’m about to take my chances and co-wash at least every other day, if not everyday. I plan to minimize any damage that might be done by constantly applying coconut oil and occasionally adding coconut cream/milk to my hair. I really don’t see how you could co-wash too much. Maybe if you co-wash three times a day. lol.

honeybrown1976
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I cowash my hair twice a week during the summer and after workouts. This article is highly disagreeable with my experience.

merry
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oh good lord. just existing causes hair breakage. to me, the better question on the breakage meter is: what’s going to cause the most significant breakage? what type of handling may contribute to the least breakage? on the overall scale, i’m sure that putting conditioner in your hair and washing it out every day rank pretty low on the breakage meter. damage is a given. the idea is the minimize it through certain techniques. co-washing every day may be a technique that rates low on the damaging scale. it certainly isn’t up there with flat ironing, blow drying, dyeing, etc.… Read more »
bnasty
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^ WORD

Tonya Juanise
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Exactly! No wonder a lot of women are hestitant about going natural, some of these sites make it seem like you cant do anything to your hair without it breaking. DONT CO WASH, DONT USE SHAMPOO, DONT BLOW DRY, DONT WEAR YOUR HAIR OUT OR YOU WONT RETAIN LENGTH! At the end of the day its all about moderation with your techniques, taking your time when combing your hair or manipulating it, and keeping it moisturized. Goodness. JUST STOP IT, PLEASE! lol

Landy
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+1! Natural hair does take a lot of work, but it does not have to be as complicated and/or restrictive as it is made out to be at times!

As Tonya said “moderation with your techniques, taking your time when combing your hair or manipulating it, and keeping it moisturized” WILL keep you hair healthy and growing. It’s really not rocket science!

Rciyah
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@ Landy. EXACTLY!

Rciyah
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THANK YOU @ Landy! EXACTLY!

HK
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I agree! It seems that every time I visit one of these websites there is an article about how something is damaging to hair. Seems like you can’t do anything without damaging it. Can’t comb it, can’t wash it, can’t blow dry, probably can’t even look at hair without damaging it.

Rciyah
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LOL@HK. THANK YOU! Just too much drama. What works for one works for them and that’s it. These kind of comments can really put people against being natural. Don’t do this don’t do that. Don’t say this don’t say that. Please, i take advice and work with it and if it works it works if it doesn’t i’m not going to publish a bible about it.

ladyluo
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I guess I don’t even understand the question which is probably why the response is not that great. Is she worried about dryness or damage or both? Or breakage? Co-washing will definitely help with dryness by replacing a drying shampoo. Any type of handling of the hair will lead to some breakage more or less. Someone who manipulates their hair daily will probably deal with more of that than someone who handles their hair on a weekly basis on a cumulative basis. To deal with damaged hair, other steps besides co-washing are necessary such as protein treatments.

Simone
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I got water damage from constantly co washing my hair. To rectify it, I told the hair dresser to just cut it off, she encouraged me to just let it grow out evenly …but I’m an all or nothing kinda girl, so I told her to just cut it.

renee
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maybe you just needed some protein..?

Landy
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I have to say I have never heard of hair having “water damage” ; a house maybe, but not hair…lol!

yoco
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LOL. I’ve never heard of that either. And if the hair is being damaged after cowashing, it is not the water, it’s how the hair is handled afterward. Hair is more fragile while wet and gentle handling is a must. But water is not the source of damage.

Jane
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LOL

Zulu
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Ladies, first you have to read the article. It is not about co-wash can possibly damage you hair. It is the opposite. I think the blogger must change the title. I do co-wash every day or as needed. This is one of the best regimen to manage after big chop hair, while you are getting your length. In the mean time this is the easiest way. Once, I get enough length to do more hair style, the co-wash will be less often. So girls, enjoy every state of you natural hair growth! Beba…

Dolores
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I’m not a “co-washer,” but I also disagree with this article. I think the damage, if any, that is caused by wetting your hair is minimal when you weigh it against the need to clean your scalp! Why isn’t anyone talking about that? After I wash my hair, my scalp feels great! It doesn’t itch or hurt, and my hair smells good, looks better, and is moisturized. I always feel like I have just gotten a massage after I wash my hair. By the way, I happen to use a medicated shampoo for parts of my scalp, and a mild… Read more »
Dametria
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In my experience I don’t like co washing because my hair still feels dirty and too oily. I like to wear my hair straight in the winter and natural in the summer. When wearing it straight if I don’t shampoo it doesn’t straighten good and it’s weighed down from dirt and oil. Sigh, what to do?

Monica
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I definitely understand what you are saying. On top of that I find that because I have dandruff my hair was itchy and greasy. HOWEVER, i read another article on co-washing and this is how to wash it and get it clean: take a cheaper conditioner say V05 and work through your hair massaging the scalp to loosen dirt. Then take a quality conditioner and work through and let set then rinse. I find for myself I have to massage with the 1st conditioner once to loosen dirt and then a second time to really get the dirt out–its harden… Read more »
Lola
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I do love cowashing…but doing it everyday seems a little much.Seriously, I could not stand having wet hair everyday ugh.

TEE
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I want to know the sample size, how many experiments were done, and how many subjects actually had textured hair to prove that Water damages the hair because of the expansion and contraction. I just don’t buy it. If that was the case then all of the 2 and 3 type curlies that wash their hair every day (with shampoo) would be bald. I have type 4b or 4c hair and I co-wash my hair nearly every day. It has been incredibly beneficial. If your hair is dry it is not because of CO-washing-it means that you are using the… Read more »
lisab
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I started back cowashing after staying away from it for a number of months..I recently got a diffusser and started back co washing everyday..Its the best thing I could have done for my hair..You can’t go by a lot of these sites and what they say..That statement about conditioner damaging hair is just ridiculous.….

Paola
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Maybe its just me but when i only use conditioner and no shampoo my hair feels dirty , i feel the product build up and it stinks . But i do receive some kind of dryness from shampooing . Any suggestions ??

Amy
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@Paola I co-wash every other day and stopped using shampoo for the past three months. I was using Suave Naturals Almond and Shea Butter as a conditioner and a leave-in. I never felt any build up or felt like it weighed down my hair. It never left my scalp and hair feeling like it was still dirty either. However, I switched to using Aussie Moist conditioner as a leave-in (been using it for 2+ weeks) and since it causes some build up, I’ve started using Neutrogena Clarifying Shampoo (focusing more on my scalp). Suprisingly, it didn’t leave my hair feeling… Read more »
HoneyBunny
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You can try to shampoo your hair less often, re-examine the amount and types of products you put in your hair, OR use a No-Poo or Low-Poo shampoo. Maybe you will have to do all three or some combination. Sulfates are what make shampoo (and dish detergent and clothes detergent)make suds. The more sudsy your shampoo, the more it wll dry your hair out. Try a shampoo that has no sulfates, or low sulfates and water it down then follow with a deep conditioner and leave in conditioner. Try to make sure your hair is CONDITIONED properly rather then trying… Read more »
Whipple
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I’m not a big fan of co-washing either. I dilute SLS free shampoo (JASON jojoba). It leaves my hair soft & clean w/o feeling stripped. Works for my 4-something hair.

Sieta
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I don’t cowash daily, simply b/c I don’t have the time to wash my hair daily.

Demetreanna
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I don’t co-wash everyday. I don’t really see the need to but everyone is different. If it works for you, that’s great 🙂 I moisturize my hair every other day and co-wash once a week.

I don’t wanna say that the author was wrong because maybe there have been women that have experienced negative effects from daily co-washing. Some hair may be more fragile because of genetics. Haha but from what I can see it benefits most of you.

runningnatural
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Since I workout 6x a week I rinse my hair out every other day. It’s a necessity because when I don’t the salt from the sweat hardens and dries out my hair. The only damage I sustain from CO-WASHING is when I pull my wet strands back into a ponytail for the day. This has substantially stretched out the front of my hair and now I have straight pieces in the front.

JayeJaye714
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I fee that my scalp is an extension of the skin on my body, which is a living, breathing organism. Like my body, it makes since to me that it should be washed everyday. We are creatures of habit and somewhere growing up we learned to wash our hair once a week and take a bath everyday. Now my mom has four girls so I can see why she did not or could not wash her hair as well as ours everyday. I believe week better as we know better. There have been weeks that I co-wash everyday, however, now… Read more »
sheila_curls
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I’m new to co-washing but it has done wonders for my hair.
The product I found that works well for me is a product called NouriQue.
It functions as a leave-in conditioner and shampoo and never product build up.

Natural since day 1
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I used to shampoo my hair and deep condition every sunday. Never missed day. I did that for about 6 months and I saw a little growth and my hair got a little stronger. Then I started to alternate with Co-washing and shampooing. I’ve been doing this for about 2 months now. At first I didn’t believe in it. I though it was a myth.….I am now a believer. Co-washing has improved my hair drastically! Within the 2 months I’ve seen more growth than ever before and there is barely any hair shedding. Co-washing is a miracle. I use top-notch… Read more »
NiAmbi
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How often do you co-wash and how often do you shampoo now?

Francesca McGill
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I agree with the others that stated water is its own moisturizer. I wet my hair everyday or every other day to prevent buildup and wash once a week. which i plan to switch to the co washing method. but water also help my curls to breath. once my hair is dry my hair shrinks. so water gives it life. i also let my hair air dry and dont use a towel. T dont disagree with the results 🙂

Aliza likes natural haircare
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That’s very nice post ‚thanks for the useful information.

jennifer
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I wet my hair everyday and shampoo once a week however my shampoo has low sulphates and I mix it with some conditoner and dilute it further with water. I haven’t experienced any problem with my 4a/b hair. I recently started growing out my natural hair (been natural for 6 years) and all these contradictory infos online end up getting me confused .

C.C. Covington
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I agree with everyone on here. After reading this article I threw up my hands and was like “HAIR SUCKS!” I mean, what can you do right that doesn’t damage hair? I highly disagreed with this article due to the fact that I co-wash every day and my hair absolutely LOVES the moisture and she loves it when I co-wash. My hair is soft, it feels good and healthy, and I love it. Luckily, I did the smart thing and read the comments, and I am glad that I did. I’m going to continue to co-wash my hair every other… Read more »
Danielle
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I actually did notice more hair on the sink while wetting it every day. I think there is a little truth to this article, but I wasn’t cowashing it everyday so that may be the difference. Anyway, now I just do it when I feel like it. I’m a bad natural haha. I really oughta try to develop a regimen. Its been over 6 months..

Elizabeth
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I think it’s important to do what works for you & your hair! I could use any kind of shampoo sulfates or not and any kinds of conditioner and I get the same results. I get the same Amt of hair Loss which is completely normal to lose around 100 hairs (maybe more) per day. I don’t even lose that much. But I will say this, I cowash my hair 2–3 times weekly and I might use shampoo if I have product build up. I do this b/c my hair will get tangled and knotty if I don’t keep it… Read more »
Ruby Jackson
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I co-wash on Sunday and Wednesdays. I freshen my 4b hair nightly with a spritz of water, shea butter and coconut oil. I found that when I pre poo overnight with coconut oil it plumps my hair…

I have only recently began co-washing. Its hard for me to totally give up shampooing since I use a lot of products weekly…

I no longer use a comb to detangle but my fingers. My hair is totally becoming more healthier before my eyes.

Sarah
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I co wash my hair everyday with no problems. Co washing means washing with conditioner, no shampoo, so I dont understand why shampoo was even mentioned in this article. Also I find drying my hair with regular t shirt is ALOT less drying then a towel. Overall co washing works for ME.

Gayle Allen
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I’m CONFUSED!Is the article saying Co-wash and use a leave in and skip the Shampoo? O

Michele
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They mean after you rinse out the co wash also use a leave in conditioner. I spritz my locks with Motions Leave In and let it air dry between washings.

India
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Personally I have found this article to be true for my hair (somewhat). I have always had a really thick mane. I have been co-washing every morning before I leave the house. My hair has a better appearance when it is well moisturized and my hair just soaks up water. However, my hair is really thin now, especially on my left side. I wouldn’t JUST say it’s the co-washing though. I have other things going on in my life (stress, bleached my hair previously, etc.) that may be additional factors. But, I’ve dyed my hair back to my natural hair… Read more »
Yolie
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I have been washing my hair every two weeks and use a leave in conditioner. Then I do the two strand twist using a leaving-in conditioner spray and Shea Moisture and I have been told by all those who knew me when my hair was very short how healthy and long my hair is now. It’s not at the length I would like but it’s getting there. My hair is so thick now and it’s all because I gave up the relaxer. I make it a priority to never go to bed without a scarf or bonnet. Now that Spring… Read more »
jjac401
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I shampoo maybe once or twice a month and alternate with co-washing once weekly. I find that my hair likes water. I started co-washing back when I began to use WEN Cleansing Conditioner (Fig formulation).

Mostly I find that it is necessary to use a leave-in conditioner and NOT to use a regular towl on my hair. Using a micro-fiber or t-shirt to blot the hair and air drying is so important.

Caramelcurls
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Co-washing every day? In the words of Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” lol I wash and condition my 4a/b hair once every two weeks and it has been thriving. I spritz it with a moisture mix every other day and seal with oil. I only use all natural products so my hair does not get weighed down. This method has been working for me so I don’t plan on changing it anytime soon. Do you!

JB
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When you seal your hair what kind of oils do you use? and would a gel with aloe in it count as a seal or no?

Adanna
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There are periods when i cowash my hair daily (during the dry season) and imo thats when it does its best. I live in the tropics and it gets really hot during that time, i cowash every morning with tresemme naturals not rinsing it all out, plop while i do my makeup and stuff (i dont use heat or rub my hair)and either pull it back into a bun or where it out curly. My hair loves this its no work at all, little to no styling, i clarify my scalp once a week and do a mild protein treatment… Read more »
Adanna
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oops *wear*

DarlingKinky
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It all depends how your hair reacts to moisture. Myself, I play semi pro basketball which means I’m in the gym 5–6 days a week for 2+ hours! There is absolutely NO WAY my hair can survive with just a spritz of leave in and some Shea butter or oils after a long sweaty workout. My hair gets super dry and extremely tangled so every night I do a small co wash and then overnight deep condition then in the morning wash it out and twist out or just let the shrinkage give me a twa.

andrea
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I have 3b fine, but a lot of, hair. Long. Co-washing everyother day, and shampoo with a silulfate shampoo to the scalp over and only lightly run fingers down the rest of hair gently/scrunch hair with the shampo. I must co wash at least once every two days m, because otherwise, my hair gets stuck in knots due to the fineness. My hair has been colored numorous times and at one point, it was spongey aka damaged badly. Co-washing does wonders. My hair thrives off of it and no longer shows signs of damage. I personally believe that co washing… Read more »
andrea
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I have 3b fine, but a lot of, hair. Long. Co-washing everyother day, and shampoo with a sulfate shampoo to the scalp only basically. I just lightly run fingers down the rest of hair gently/scrunch hair with the shampo. I must co wash at least every other day, because otherwise my hair gets stuck in knots due to the fineness. My hair has been colored numorous times, and at one point, it was spongey aka damaged. Co-washing does wonders. My hair thrives off of it and no longer shows signs of damage. I personally believe that co washing daily is… Read more »
liellie
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Co-washing my hair daily, wetting it daily broke off my hair and dried it. I have long, natural curly hair, fine curls. For me, co-washing weekly and putting it into curlers to dry works better. Even when I was using sulphates and blowdried my hair weekly it did not break off and dried out like when I did the daily wetting of hair. It’s not the conditioner that breaks it off, it’s the daily wetting. Even though I have fine, soft curls, there is no way I can fingercomb mine. I use a regular wide-tooth comb and I do not… Read more »
AMK
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i fried my hair with too many dyes job and i just found out i have a medical condition that weakens my hair. i bought the “shielo restoration oil” and applied it 3 times.…et voila’ my hair are back beautiful and silky like when i was a teenager and Im 47!

While others like the smell, I do not ever like any smells — but its worth the results!

Adrienne
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My hair used to be very dry from frequently cowash. this acricle is not supposed directly to anyone, because everyone is different. My hair only got damaged because when i was natural in abt 1st week I didn’t know how to handle cowash or how to do it properly. But later as I got tutored abt it better, my hair is so moisturzed by it . Comparing to shampoo- I don’t use shampoo alone because sometimes it can be drying or tangle your hair up , no matter if it don’t have bad ingredients. It is just at natural to… Read more »
Mel
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I just recently (about 2 weeks ago) started co-washing and I really love the way it makes my hair feel! I think it definitely makes a difference in the texture and overall feel of my hair… But there’s ONE problem: I have a feeling my scalp HATES it! I don’t know if I am going through the “adjustment” period, or if my scalp is just being a diva? Or maybe I am not doing something properly… If anyone could please give me some tips or maybe share a similar experience so I know that this is completely normal, that would… Read more »
Niqua
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If you are African American it’s not good to shampoo your hair every week because as black women our hair is sooo dry that we need moisture try co washing it each week as much as you need and only shampooing every two weeks or go a month without shampoo like me unless you use a lot of products that’s clogs up your pores but usually just conditioner does the job but if you are straightening your hair you should shampoo or while you are pressing your hair it will be more prone to heat damage and split ends but… Read more »
Maya
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Hmm.. Idk I have to co-wash my hair everyday because if I don’t it will worsen my dandruff problem so Idk why your scalp is sensitive maybe you should try to co-wash only a couple times a week.

Elizabeth
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Response to Mel re: your scalp hates cowashing. My question is what are you experiencing? Extra dryness, breakage or does hair feel dirty after a cowash. It’s hard to say with out that extra information but I can tell u of my experience and what I think it might be. 1. The conditioner that your using may not be right for your hair type. Your hair may be responding to the cowashing by a) drying out or b) becoming really limp and hard to style b/c you could not wash all the products out by cowashing alone, therefore you have… Read more »
Mel
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Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for your response! I actually big chopped in July of 2012 :)! Im sorry I didn’t make that very clear… But I added co-washing in my regimen about two weeks ago. As for what I am experiencing, there’s no dandruff or flaking, it’s just a really itchy scalp! My scalp has always been sensitive, even when I was relaxing(especially). But maybe it is the conditioner I am using, like you said? I probably need something extra natural?! You’re right, it is very “trail and error”. I love how co-washing makes my hair feel. Cutting shampoo out… Read more »
Khadijah
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I know my scalp used to itch so bad I used to bruise my scalp by itching so much specially when I used certain conditioners…Dove made me itch horribly…I switched to Herbal Essence “Hello Hydration” and it’s awesome…i was still a little itchy though but then I discovered rinsing my hair with cool/cold water..and Bingo!!! The itching has stopped!!!! I don’t know what it was but now I wash in warm water and rinse off my hair in cool water and I don’t have problems anymore. Try that maybe.

Adrienne
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I am sure it is just “adjustment” stuff. it is same with me when I got first bc in few weeks , somebody told me to do co-wash like abt 3x a week then my hair got too dry. I did a researching that co-washing can dry out natural oil for some ppl that can’t handle it. Later on I can handle frequent co-wash (just because I was abt a year older bc) Needless saying it is really adjust thing…because when we first got bc, bc will be dry and in shocking. But we co-washing frequently too soon that take… Read more »
Mel
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Very detailed answer! Thank you very much… I guess i’ll just keep monitoring this itch and if it persists i’ll switch conditionner?!

Adrienne
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I didnot know you are experiencing itchy scalp..yes it is defiently from using a lot of diff. products. Not just co-wash. That is what I said adjustment period, it happened the same to me I would not say I was hair junkie but I was using abt 5 or 6 products in my hair. When you used that much , scalp would not know how to get used to the cycle such as ph, and start to build up as well dranruff. Nobody can go on without co-wash , it is a way of retain moisture. Hair can’t be disliking… Read more »
Charlotte
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I think that like you said, if you shampoo every single time and don’t leave some conditioner on your hair, that might damage it and cause it to get more dry. But since my hair is damaged right now I can’t go too long without deep conditioning it, it gets too dry no matter how much I moisturize it. So I try to skip one or two days and I try not to shampoo every time, but I don’t want my hair to get so much build up that it cannot get any new moisture. My hair is low porosity… Read more »
DM
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The Shielo Leave in Protectant was recommended to me by my hairstylist a few months ago after my hair suffered major heat damage due to excessive flat ironing and blowdrying. In just a few minutes, the Shielo Protectant transformed my hair completely and I definitely noticed a difference after just one use. I cannot stop touching my hair — it went from dry, damaged, and dull to shiny, healthy, and super soft. It is a little expensive, but it is a great investment and this product lasts for a long time ( I only use it 1–2 times a week… Read more »
Ethel
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jennifer stewart
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i wash my hair once every two weeks like our mom’s did in the 1950’s you don’t have to wash your hair every day less is more bye and yes i’m a natural it’s helped so much bye

Nechel
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This is an ambiguous article. It’s suppose to be the bad things about Co-washing but shampooing your hair, drying it with a towel, and wetting and drying your hair, aren’t truly about co-washing. Those are just choices that you choose to make when involving ANY type of washing of the hair. If I co-wash without shampoo is that fine? If I dry my hair with a tshirt is that fine? And if I wet my hair use a leave-in conditioner and then let my hair air dry is that fine? I’m sorry but this article should have hit the notes… Read more »
Khajae
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I co-wash once a week with vo5 but I still shampoo my hair once every two weeks.….……is that okay?

Mary
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I disagree with this article. I experienced length retention and moisturized hair when I co-washed daily. I did not use a Shampoo. I did however fortify my conditioner with olive oil. At night, I locked in moisture with coconut oil, or whatever you want to use. It’s up to you. Tied my hair down and experienced little to no shedding. When I stopped this, listening to others that co-washing daily was a bad thing, I’ve had nothing but shedding hair and now single knots. So i’m going back to my original regimen. It really depends on the person. Everyone is… Read more »
Alicia
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I love co washing everyday. My scalp loves it. I never get dandruff. My hair (4a) rarely breaks or feels like hay. Everyone’s hair is different. Im glad my hair loves it.

nothabo hadebe
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It all depends on the conditioner you use. Daily co-washing is good for the hair it adds the much needed moisture to your hair. As you know hair must be moisturized daily. The damage done to the cuticle can be fixed with a protein treatment. So the weekly protein treatment could fix the damage done to the cuticle. Our hair loves water and it thrives when watered daily. I remember when I had my hair natural one time I washed it daily and I retained most of the length. all I did was wash it with soap and water added… Read more »
chalise
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i’m getting into washing my hair everyday with condish, and so far i must say that i’m loving it. i wet my hair under the running water when i’m showering and get it drenched, and then i go through and work through any tangles i feel with my fingers, and then apply condish to the drenched hair. i put in a generous amount so that every strand gets coated about half the way down the shaft. i try not to get it on my scalp, bc past experience has taught me that condish irritates it. then when i get out… Read more »
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jl
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I tried co washing daily years ago in the beginning of my hair journey. My hair thinned out and I lost length. While I heard all the good of co washing I never heard the bad. I have type 4hair and once water hits it I have to detangle it or it will shrink up and tangle. all of that manipulation cause breakage.it didn’t matter if i was using shampoo or conditioner I cant wash everyday. I figured I could co wash with twists or braids to avoid excess manipulation, still made my hair a tangled mess along with a… Read more »
$eyez
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IDk exactly how long to say i have been natural. I flatironed my hair for years and wore weaves. But i wasnt really taking care of my curls. But i havent flatironed it for about 3 months now and i find that cowashing my hair daily is very beneficial. It stays moisturized and i have very minimal shedding. When i dont cowash my haor sheds bad and get really dry. Hope this helps. My hair is type 3c

Adare2009
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I’ve been co washing for a few months now. I washed with a sulfate shampoo and then rid myself of products with silicons. The first time I co washed, my hair was soft; it felt great. The second time, was a few days later. My scalp was itchy after the first time, and worse after the second time. Long story short, I learned massaging conditioner onto scalp is bad. And that apple cider vinegar rinse following my co wash effectively stops the itch. Also, I still shampoo with a sulfate-free product, at least once or twice a month. I don’t… Read more »

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