I’ve received several emails requesting the pros and cons of daily co-washing (washing with a light and non- plasticy conditioner).
I don’t have what you’d call a direct answer to that question…it didn’t really work for me, but that may be due to a few intervening variables!
When I had a daily styling routine (which lasted upwards of a year), I’d co-wash in the morning with Suave, add a GLOB of gel, shake, diffuse, and go. I experienced tons of breakage, splits and generally unhappy hair. The problem is, I can’t say which part of the routine did the damage- was it the diffuser, the drying gel, or the over manipulation? Who knows…the bottom line is that in order to get the look I want, which is big hair, I can’t style daily.
However, one of my favorite curlies, Natural Remedy grew her hair out washing daily (sometimes twice daily), and her hair always looks fab. For her, daily co-washing allows for easier detangling sessions and an extra boost of moisture. Goes to show ya…no two heads are alike!
As summer is quickly approaching, I’m sure that some of you may be considering such a routine, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Have you had good or bad experiences with daily washing? How do you dry safely and effectively? Have you noticed increased growth?