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.
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?