It’s been about 6 months since I started co-washing and the best part about incorporating this into my routine, is that it has also helped gradually train my hair to need less shampoo. Here’s what I do now on a weekly basis. My best tip is start off slow!
Day 1: Shampoo and condition as normal
Day 2: During the first few months, I was itching to wash my hair again in the morning, so I simply rinsed my hair and scalp with water, no conditioner or shampoo. As my scalp got used to the transition, I’m now able to skip wetting my hair all together on Day 2. Struggling with day 2 hair? Click here.
Day 3: Co-wash
Day 4: Dry Shampoo
Day 5: Shampoo and condition. Cycle restarts again.
From shampooing every single day to now shampooing only about twice a week, I can already see the changes in my hair and my color doesn’t fade as quickly. My hairstylist has also noticed a huge difference. Click here to read more ways to prolong your hair colour.