What is Co-Wash?

why you should use co wash

Co-washing is a popular topic in the curly hair world. But what is a co-wash, and how can it benefit your curls? C-washes have many properties that can help you to achieve the healthiest hair possible. So we’ve got all the details you need on this incredible cleanser so you can start taking full advantage of your locks!

A co-wash is a conditioner that has a small amount of cleansing ingredients. It is used in place of a regular shampoo. This product is ideal for those with wavy, coily, and curly hair.

The Benefits of Co-Washing

Using a regular shampoo on naturally curly or textured hair is not always the best idea. Lots of shampoos contain sulfates and other foaming chemicals which can be stripping to your strands. The twists and coils in curly hair prevent the scalp’s natural oils moving down the hair shaft and hydrating the strands of hair. This leaves the hair dry and prone to breakage. That’s why it’s so vital to wash hair in a gentle way that cares for your locks, but still removes build up and dirt.

Co-washing helps add essential moisture to your locks, this can help to control frizz and tackle the hassle that comes along with it! When your hair is properly hydrated it can reduce breakage, be easier to style, have more shine and so much more!

How to Use a Co-Wash

Co-washing hair is very easy. Start by applying a generous amount of our Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash onto wet hair. Spend time massaging this into your scalp and smooth the product through your lengths. You’ll notice that unlike regular shampoos, it’s foamless, but don’t worry! It is working, just without the foam! Leave on the hair for three minutes before rinsing out to reveal silky smooth, detangled curls..

co-wash helps condition hair whilst cleansing


How Often Should You Co-Wash Hair?

As co-wash is so gentle on the hair, you can use it as often as you like, whether that’s two times a week, or everyday. Whilst co-washing is great for your hair, we do recommend using a clarifying shampoo occasionally to make sure any build-up is removed. This keeps your scalp in best condition and encourages happy follicles for better hair growth.

Curlsmith’s Co-Wash

benefits of co washing


Our co-wash is formulated to melt away dirt, whilst keeping hair soft and hydrated. It won’t strip your tresses of their natural oils and being extremely gentle means you can use it everyday if required. Unlike regular shampoos, as this is sulfate free it won’t lather - but don’t worry it’s still working it’s cleaning magic!

We use ingredients in our co-wash like avocado and shea butter to moisturize, smooth, and detangle the hair.

This product is especially good if you find you’re in a rush as it’s not essential to use another conditioning product after. If you do have the time and have dry and thirsty hair, we recommend using a deep leave-in conditioner or hair treatment from time to time as an extra hydrating treat for your hair!

About Curlsmith

We are a premium haircare brand, creating curl loving products, inspired by traditional kitchen recipes. We combine these kitchen staples with yummy natural ingredients to help you get the best out of your curly hair! We created our range with trichologists and curly hair stylists, ensuring our products work to fix curly problems. Our hair stylers, hair volume products, and temporary colors will leave your locks feeling and looking better than ever! We’re proud to say we’re cruelty free and vegan too.