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    Posted: Jun 15 2006 at 8:31pm
Since I see so many posts on co-washing from confused newbies, I thought this post would be helpful.  Also, this would be nice for some of the older members who dislike seeing the same posts asking the same questions about co washing over and over again. Tongue
 
Definition: Co-Washing is a technique that entails washing your hair solely with conditioner, this includes massaging the conditioner into your scalp like you would with shampoo as well as putting it on the length of your hair.
 
Benefits: Moisture, moisture, moisture! As well as softness and added mangeability for new growth
 
How-To:  Everyone does it differently.  There is really no 'right' way to co-wash.  If you do it differently than someone else, you will not be damaging your hair.  Personally, I let water run over the length of my hair and apply my conditioner in sections so I know that my hair is evenly coated.  I then massage it into my scalp and finger comb it through, which helps with the detangling process later.  Afterwards, I proceed to continue about my activities and rinse it out when I'm about to get out of the shower.
 
Products: Most of us perfer to use cheap conditioners because we co wash often.  Favorites tend to be: Suave, White Rain, and VO5.  I like those as well as Herbal Essences.  Some people cannot use cheap shampoos so they use conditioners like Keracare Humecto, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner, and Nexxus Humectress
 
Growth: Because co washing can also clean the scalp, it is good for growth.  Hair goes faster with a cleaner scalp.  Some ladies report receiving enhanced growth from frequent co washes.
 
How Often: The average range is from daily to once a week. This obviously varies.
 
Feel free to add whatever else you want or ask any questions!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 15 2006 at 8:48pm
I've been doing this since I started my transition. Ladies, this has kept me from ripping my hair out in frustration!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 16 2006 at 9:00pm
Bump for newbies
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2006 at 9:16am

Can't think of anything to add but this thread is a great idea Chai,Clap there are always co-washing questions popping up. Co-washing is one of the greatest hair discoveries I've made since coming to hair boards.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2006 at 10:41am
Thanks for the thought. Though I'm not a "true" newbie, I've learnt from your post!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2006 at 11:22am
Well, there are some things newbies to co-washing should remember.  It's best to not use conditioners with silicone or any derivative of silicone (look for the -icone).  If you're going to do it often, it's probably not a good idea to use protein conditioners for cowashing either.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2006 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by Only1biancab Only1biancab wrote:

Well, there are some things newbies to co-washing should remember.  It's best to not use conditioners with silicone or any derivative of silicone (look for the -icone). If you're going to do it often, it's probably not a good idea to use protein conditioners for cowashing either.
 
I totally agree with this.  Just the thought people using NTM conditioner for co-washes or any cone-laden conditioner is cause for concern.  All those silicones are going to be counterproductive to actually cleaning the hair for a co-wash.  That's why Suave and Vo5 are ideal choices instead.  They are cheap and cone-free!  Wink
 
As far as using conditioners that contain protein for co-washes I agree you have to be careful.  If you have some co-wash conditioners that contain protein, you want to be mindful of what kind of conditioner you are following up with post co-wash so as to not OD on protein.   Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2006 at 6:07pm
newbie here...thanks for posting, very very helpful....I have been browsing the boards and saw co-wash quite a few times but wasnt exactly sure of what was meant by it.    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 17 2006 at 6:48pm
Your welcome, Bellahoney.  I remember when I first started frequentinhg hair boards and I read about co-washes, I was like, "What the?!"  Geek
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun 18 2006 at 1:58am
I'm for this post. I'mma start my co-wash on friday(hopefully if I can find a cheap conditioner). I'm either gonna get suave or vo5. Maybe Vo5 cuz I used to use it when I was younger
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