Last year I was all about the cowash (conditioner washing only). My obsession with this all-in-one cleanser, detangler, and moisturizer was really real. Then, this year, something changed. Maybe it was the feeling that my hair just wasn't "clean enough", or the change from soft water to hard water here in Florida, or the fact that my scalp was itchy ALL THE TIME. Whatever it was, I changed my mind about cowash. Now, don't get me wrong ... As I Am coconut cowash is still bae, but more like side bae. Move over cowash ... shampoo is taking over.
"But Pookster (that's what my husband calls me), weren't you told when you first went natural that shampoo was the devil?!?"
Okay, maybe "devil" is a strong word but let's say that certain natural hair resources advised that shampoo was bad, very bad. Since then, however, shampoo has been stepping it's game up. Sulfate-free, moisturizing, color-safe, and curl popping formulations are becoming more readily available and my hair curls could not be happier!
Be Kekoa Be Clair Clarifying Shampoo
Hands down my favorite clarifying shampoo OF ALL TIME. This deep cleanser rids my hair of buildup without stripping of it moisture or, most importantly, my color! A little bit of this sulfate-free and paraben-free formula goes a long way. I use this every other week to keep my hair shiny and my scalp happy.
CURLS Creamy Curl Cleanser Sulfate-free Shampoo
This gentle sulfate-free formula instantly softens my hair and melts those tangles away. If you prefer your shampoo suds-free, then this it. Enriched with amino acids and carrot seed oil, this cleanser will strengthen while it cleans. :)
The Mane Choice Easy on the Curls Detangling Hydration Shampoo
A shampoo with slip?? Yes, please! As an added bonus, this shampoo is formulated with Biotin and Vitamin E, so regular use with aid in strengthening and nourishing the hair! This one is perfect for those beach weekends when you need a gentle cleansing in between sessions at the pool.
So what say you? Since going natural have you switched back and forth between shampoo and cowash, or are you a ride-or-die for any particular method? Let me know in the comments below!