When I had long hair, I could go days without washing it—but ever since I cut my hair into a bob, product buildup and excess oil catch up with me quicker. The thing is, the more I wash it, the worse my frizz-prone hair behaves—so to break the cycle of bad hair days, I started co-washing.
If you’re new to the concept, co-washes, also known as cleansing conditioners, rid hair of product gunk and impurities without the harsh chemicals and detergents that are often found in shampoo. The gentle, multitasking formulas are safe for color-treated and damaged hair and never strip the hair of natural oils and moisture. As a result, you’ll find that your hair is miraculously shinier, healthier, smoother and more manageable—and that you don’t even need to use an extra conditioner or masque afterwards.
Ready to start co-washing? Click through above to find the best cleansing conditioner for your hair type and budget.