Co-Wash Two-weeks old Cornrows

My older daughter is in a protective style challenge sponsored by Beads, Braids & Beyond.  I am trying to keep her cornrows in for a month.  Let me first say, this is extremely hard for me since I love to braid hair.

Here is how I co-washed her cornrows.
  • In an applicator bottle, add about 1/2 an ounce of conditioner (I used V05)  and 3-4 ounces of water. Shake well.
  • Using the bottle, pour the solution into each part, saturating each cornrow.
  • Gently massage the scalp for a little while.
  • Add some of the solution to the ends of the cornrow.
  • Rinse off with water until you no longer see any suds.
  • Dry off with a terry cloth or T-shirt.
Post co-wash
  • Apply your oils to the scalp
  • Apply shea butter to the ends to seal in the moisture
  • I tied down the hair with a scarf for about 30 mins.  This took out most of the water.
  • Let hair air-dry.


  1. Wow!,her hair still looks freshhhh good job on tha braidn & also I kno what ya mean I'm da same way I can't keep my hands outta my daughters hair lOl her styles last abwt 4days then I take it out wash & go in for anotha style unless I decide ta allow her hair ta rest (smiles) I'm also loving ya blog tew,keep up tha good work!,I'm also workn on goin completely


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