By now, most of us are familiar with co-washing, or conditioning washing, the process of skipping out on shampoo and opting for a conditioner to cleanse your hair instead. The method was coined by Curly Girl Method creator and author of Curly Girl: The Handbook, Lorraine Massey.
This conditioning cleanse is at the forefront of the natural hair craze and said to be great on kinky and curly textures, locking in the scalp’s natural oils. Of course, while some swear by this method, others frown upon the low-maintenance regimen, comparing co-washing to washing dirty clothes in fabric softener.
But like all methods, there are a number of pros and cons that we all should be aware of, which is a great indicator as to if a specific hair care regimen will be beneficial for your mane or not.
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