Hi Lovelies ♥
This is just a short, little post on what co-washing is and why started doing it with my 16 months hair
Who has heard of co-washing? to be honest I have only known about co-washing in like the last 2 years.
Co-washing is short for “conditioner washing,” or cleansing your hair with your favorite conditioner instead of shampoo. I think the actual term was coined by Curly Girl Method creator.
I personally have only tried to co-wash my hair once and to be honest I did not like it – because you know you expect it to foam up,but since it is conditioner it does not form up.
Since I am not co-washing my own hair I have decided to co-wash my 16 month old’s hair. I was started to notice is hair was very dry – I had also been washing his hair everyday since he was born, or just about everyday. I would skip days when he was sick. But now that he is older I was starting to notice his hair extremely dry and his hair would just look un-kept. So I started asking my other Mommy friends how often they wash their kid’s hair – and I got a few answers 🙂 Thanks Mommy’s
I decided that I would start co-washing my son’s hair every second or third day to help with the dryness of his hair. Since I have started this co-washing thing I have not shampooed my son’s hair as they say you should shampoo your hair with a sulfate -free shampoo, which I still need to purchase – my Target has not re-stocked on the Mix Chicks Shampoo. So until they do i will use his current Johnson’s shampoo just to give it a cleanse every week or 2 weeks.
→ This week it will make 2 whole weeks since I have not used shampoo on his hair. So I will be shampooing his hair tonight.
I would love to try more products from the Mixed Chicks hair-line for kids – The shampoo and the leave-in conditioner are the one’s I know are available.
The product I use to co-wash my Sons hair is Mixed Chicks kids conditioner
♥ Its moisturizes
♥ It detangles
♥ It is fragrance free
♥ As natural as it gets
Keep in mind it is not only the shampoo that strips the natural oils from the hair, but water can also be really hard on one’s hair. So those are two things that I have tried to lessen when it comes to my baby’s hair.
I can honestly say since I started co-washing my son’s hair, I can honestly see a difference in his hair also keep in mind he has not had his hair for years and years with damage and the crazy elements.
While doing research for this blog post, I found a website that tells you what number your curl pattern is.
Mine is 3B Curly Spirally – but when I was younger I did have 3c Curly Coily, but with all the chemicals and heat damage it can take a toll on your hair. My son’s curl pattern is 3C Curly Coily. My husband is 3c Curly Coily as well 🙂 This website tells you how to care for your type of curly pattern. Which is pretty interesting.
Who has tried co-washing? Did you like it and what products did you use?
Have a good Easter Weekend!!!!