Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Co-washing with VO5 Moisture Milk Conditioner

I have never heard about co-washing until I started reading more about hair care.  Co-washing is the process of washing the hair with only conditioner; no shampoo. There are a lot of naturals that do not wash with shampoo because of the fact that some shampoos can cause hair to be dry and brittle.  You can co-wash during the week before your regular wash day, sort of to kick in some moisture into dry hair. You can also co-wash instead of shampoo, but still do your regular pre-poo and deep conditioning steps.

This is the first time I am doing co-washing. No... I didn't do it on my hair, yet. I wanted to see how it will work on my 4c hair-ed girl. Her hair was a little thirsty looking, so I decided to co-wash her hair.  I used VO5 Conditioner Moisture Milks Passion Fruit Smoothie. At first I did not want to buy this product because of the cheap price (I paid 98 cents). I thought it will not work well.  It is not only a cheap product but one that has no silicones so all you Curly Girl Method naturals can use this product.
Don't judge a product by its price.
First of all, I love the smell of this product. I actually didn't detangle her twists before wetting her hair with water and applying a quarter-size of conditioner.  Why didn't I detangle?  I was in a bit of a rush. I just kept my fingers crossed  and prayed that her hair would not be a tangled mess.  I most say, I love this product. Her hair was detangled, very quickly, NO COMB used.  It felt moisturized, and had wonderful slip.  (Definition of Slip: Hair feels slippery after washed and can easily be combed through).  I didn't even  have to comb her hair, I used just my fingers.

Now the next test will be to see how co-washing affects my 3c/4a hair-ed girl and my transistioning hair.  I will make sure to report back.

Do you co-wash? What products do you use?

2 comments:

  1. Since this brand was acquired by High Ridge, the moisture milks formula stinks. Way too watery now. The old bottles under V05 are what you are reviewing.

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    1. Thanks for the info. I only detangle with this product now. Here is how I use it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dU5taNxWZQ&list=PLCT7rEmj0XkwHBrDRkaHfIXQjqdQ3yRkp

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