First it was no Sulfates…now it’s co-washing! It took me a while to get used to this because of what I was taught in cosmetology school and throughout my career…but it makes alot of sense. Let me explain…
What is co-washing
Co-washing is the act of cleaning your hair…with only conditioner! Yes, it doesn’t sound so clean does it? I thought the same thing at first, but the sulfates that companies are removing from shampoos kinda makes those “sulfate” free shampoos a conditioner right? Well, sort of..Sulfates are the CLEANING AGENT in shampoos and those same agents are found in some of your house hold cleaners!.
Why Should I co-wash?
Co-washing doesn’t strip natural, overly curly/kinky hair of its natural oils. Shampoo was made to strip the oil substance (sebum) from hair. Which is beneficial for straight non-chemically processed hair. But for my ethnic natural beauties, the sebum from the scalp doesn’t coat the hair properly because of all the twists and turns that it has to go through to reach a great amount of the hair strand,which leaves it dry. So instead of stripping your hair, you would like to add moisture and clean it…which is what Co-washing does
What do I use?
You can use any daily rinse out conditioner. I prefer to use HAIR ADDICT by Glam Addictions but you can use just about any rinse out conditioner
How Often Should I Co-Wash?
I would suggest every 3 days to 1 week. It all depends on what you do with your hair. If you use a great amount of product on your hair, you may want to co-wash more often.
Can I use the Co-washing method on my hair extensions?
YES! you may also use a small amount of shampoo mixed with the conditioner on the first lather
I started out working in predominantly ethnic salons in my small home town and none of the stylists that I knew of used hair spray. They all used Spritz or holding sprays that made your hair stiff as a rock. I was given the opportunity to manage a retail/salon that catered mostly to the middle class caucasian women and it gave me a different more realistic view at hair! It made me realize that ..HAIR IS HAIR! The difference is about texture, not race…You just have to know what products to use on your texture of hair.
When I was given a tour of the products and pretty much a rundown of what sells and what doesnt. The trainer explained that the Kenra 25 hairspray was a top seller and it was super hard for them to keep it on the shelves.
I still wasnt interested. I would see women come in out of our store daily purchasing it. So, one day we were completely out and as a retail manager my job was to convince the customers to purchase something else when we are out of a product. This customer wasn’t going for it. She explained to me that she had tried other hair sprays and that none of them gave her the satisfation that Kenra 24 did. She explained that Kenra 25 was different from the rest. It gives a maximum hold, gives your hair a light weight shine….and get this….when you comb it out….it feels as if it was never there! Your hair will continue light weight and not stuck together like most hair sprays. I had to try it….
I am now HOOKED on this hairspray. I use it on my real hair and on my weave/extensions. This is a must have!