I grew up thinking that only ladies of certain races could wash their hair daily. I remember seeing daily clarifying shampoos by brands such as Suave and Pantene. I have always washed my hair once every 2 weeks or at the most once a week.
Well as I started my journey for healthy hair (relaxed, texturized and natural) I discovered conditioner washes. I have learned that shampoos (especially those clarifying products) can dry your hair out if used frequently. I read on a hair board about washing your hair daily with conditioner. I was interested and decided to give it a try. It is the BEST thing I have ever done. I said goodbye to dry porous hair and hello to moisturized thicker hair!
Here are a few facts about conditioner washes:
Advantages of conditioner washing
Less Frizz ( usually a result of dry hair)
Less breakage and shedding
Easier to detangle
Some conditioners that are GREAT for conditioner washes:
Suave Tropical Coconut
VO5 Moisture Milks Strawberry Milkshake
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration ** (personal fav)
Tressemme **( What I currently use)
Things to avoid if you adopt this method:
Lots of oil
Not washing frequently
Personally I think ALL transitioners should adopt this method. It makes your hair THAT much easier to detangle and it also keeps the line of demarcation moisturized. You will learn one of the most important factors in healthy hair care is MOISTURE.
Let's add this up...
Moisturized hair = Healthier hair = Stronger Hair = Longer Hair
Does anyone have a problem with longer, stronger HEALTHY hair?!
Although I wash with conditioner only on a daily basis, I still use shampoo. I only shampoo before a henna treatment or when I plan to straighten. I must say my hair feels MUCH different after a shampoo. I love conditioner washes long time... :-)