Co-wash with Suave Coconut Conditioner

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Co-washing is a new word in my vocabulary. I didn't even realize that some women use conditioner to wash their hair! I got all of this great information, by the way from The co-washing method of washing one's hair is suppose to not strip the hair of its natural oils as when using shampoos. I used a really cheap brand: Suave Coconut Conditioner, mixed with a bit of Lustrasilk Cholesterol. Some people co-wash 2-3 times per week. I will probably co-wash weekly...and its easy to do!

Simple steps:

  • I lathered my hair with the conditioner as if I was using shampoo while in the shower
  • Added a small amount of Lustrasilk conditioner
  • Put a plastic cap on my hair while I showered
  • 5-10 minutes later, I washed it out...DONE!
Afterward, I used castor oil (lightly) through my entire hair, used Lustrasilk Olive Oil Hair Lotion, and I let it air dry over night while I slept. The next morning, my hair felt wonderfully soft. I used my regular curling iron to straighten the rest out and here are my results:  I'm 10 weeks post relaxer by the way!

4 Responses to "Co-wash with Suave Coconut Conditioner" (Leave A Comment)

Marissa ♥ says
February 9, 2010 at 10:12 PM

What do you mean by regular curlers?

Tave says
February 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Sorry Marissa, When I'm typing and thinking about it, sometimes it doesn't come out right! I meant like my regular, standard 1" curling iron that I bought from Walmart...nothing really special about it... just gives my hair a little bump :-)

n_vizion says
February 22, 2010 at 8:25 AM

I like coconut conditioner but I loved their Milk and Honey. Too bad they discontinued it. By the way, your hair looks absolutely fab for 10 weeks post.

Tave says
February 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Thanks, and it was pretty tough...I couldn't wait any longer, I relaxed two weeks ago exactly, but I was so proud of myself for trying! LOL