Conditioning cleansers are making a huge splash in the beauty industry, but the concept isn't necessarily new. Many women have been 'conditioner washing' or co-washing for decades, but as of late this technique has picked up lots of steam and become mainstream. Almost all major haircare brands now offer a non lather option, so today I am giving you the skinny on all things conditioning cleanse.
I've posted about co-washing before, so for a starter course on the topic and the right technique to use conditioning cleansers, go back and read this. Then check out the video below.
Q- What is a conditioning Wash?
A- It's a non lathering wash that has the consistency of conditioner, designed to replace the traditional shampoo and conditioner you already have.
Q- Who should be using these types of washes?
A- They are best for women with dry, frizzy, or curly hair and those people who prefer to wash daily (versus those women who wash only a couple times per week) The ingredients in typical shampoos that cause the bubbles and lather; sulfates and detergents- are also the ingredients that can cause color fading and dryness. So in these formulas those ingredients have been removed, leaving the hair more conditioned as a result.
Q- So on the flip-side, who shouldn't be using these washes?
A- Women with oily scalps and hair, as well as those women who don't wash often- may still need a traditional lather to remove the buildup and oils from the scalp and hair after several days without washing.
Four recommended types:
- Best for All Hair Types- WEN by Chaz Dean
- Best for Color Treated Hair- Pureology Cleansing Condition
- Best For Fine Hair- Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner
- Best For Frizzy, Course or Curly Hair- Loreal Evercreme Cleansing Condition
What do you think of the co-washing trend? Is it a trend or will we see it stick around? And do you have any favorites that I should try? Let me know if the comments below, xo