There was a time when women with ethnic hair would run at the presence of water! I was one of those people. When Relaxers, Jheri Curls and other chemical treatments were more popular to wear, women felt that water would ruin their do’s. Today, I encourage you to view water in a different light. Try to see water as an opportunity to hydrate or restyle your curls.
Utilize the co-wash option in between shampoos. Co-washing will gently cleanse your hair of mild product and dirt and allow the water to hydrate your curls, and then gently seal your cuticle. It will not provide a deep penetrating condition but it will gently hydrate and get you through to your next scheduled cleansing day. Co-washing will work best if you use organic natural hair care products regularly as these do not create a build up on your hair shaft.
Co-washing is also great for changing your style. Our hair is very moldable, especially when wet. Feel free to add a little hydration and prep your hair for your next look. Most women find that co-washing can help the style last longer compared to “dry styling.”
So give it a try, and utilize these two options for co-washing. You just might like it!