Co-washing is a term that has been bouncing around for a while. If you’re not sure about what it means, read on — it might just change the way you treat you hair.
According to Matrixhair, co-washing is short for “conditioning washing” or “conditioner-only washing.” This no-shampoo method is also referred to as cleansing conditioning or “no-poo” shampooing. It’s done with shampoo-free formulas that cleanse, balance and refresh your hair without stripping or depleting its natural oils and nutrients.
So why are natural oils and nutrients important?
It’s really a balancing act. Too much oil leads to limp, greasy locks. But in the right proportions, natural oils and nutrients keep your hair strong, shiny and supple. Without them, you could experience dryness, breakage and damage. What’s more, when your hair is damaged, your cuticles—the outside layers of each hair strand, which, in healthy hair are dense and compact—could become disrupted and irregular. This could cause your haircolor, which “lives” inside the strand, to seep out—resulting in premature color fading. Traditional shampoos rely on detergents that are chemically attracted to the dirt in your air. They’re distributed by rubbing, scrubbing and lathering, and when they’re rinsed, your hair feels squeaky clean—which isn’t always a good thing if it tends to be dry or damaged. So then you reach for your conditioner to add back moisture.
What are the benefits?
Cleansing conditioners are gentle, detergent-free, all-in-one formulas that clean, hydrate and condition hair in one step. They contain little-to-no sulfates (sodium lauryl sulfate), and they generally don’t lather. They leave hair soft and frizz free without stripping or drying. They feature “slip” which eliminates the need for the rubbing and scrubbing that causes hair-damaging friction. Most of these no-shampoo method formulas can be used daily.
In a similar way, conditioning shampoos deliver a gentle cleanse, leaving the hair perfectly moisturised — a far cry from some of the harsh shampoos out there on the market.
La Biosthetique Beaute Conditioning Shampoo for Beautiful Hair, for instance, gently cleanses the hair and scalp, moisturises, conditions and gives the hair an airy harmonious start to the day.
Thanks to Shampooing Beauté, beautiful hair remains flawless despite daily washing. The gentle Shampooing Beauté with its floral-fruity scent invigorates the hair, strengthens and gives it natural shine. Its protective components give the hair resistance from roots to tips. The fine scent of fresh fruits embedded in a floral bouquet gives you an airy harmonious start to the day and instantly provides a sense of well-being. Care, shine and happiness on a daily basis. That is what men and children also like – Shampooing Beauté is the ideal shampoo for the whole family.
Wash your hair daily with Shampooing Beauté, rinse and you’re done.
- A combination of mild detergents based on natural coconut oil: cleanse and condition hair and scalp.
- With a floral-fruity scent experience: The notes of lychee, bergamot, cassis and mandarin are strengthened by pink pepper. Embedded in a floral bouquet of rose, jasmine, iris and magnolia. Notes of heliotrope and sandalwood give the joyful scent an elegantly harmonious depth.