The co-washing phenomenon has taken the curly-girl world by storm, and for good reason. Eschewing shampoo in favor of washing only with conditioner leaves curly hair soft, manageable, and ready for natural styling.

Conceived by Lorraine Massey in her 2001 book, The Curly Girl Method, co-washing (short for conditioner-only washing) has been embraced by the legions of women with curly, wavy, kinky, coily, or ringleted hair around the globe. The rationale is simple: shampoo strips strands of natural oils and disturbs the cuticle causing frizzy, unruly hair. Conditioner, on the other hand, with just enough cleansing power, leaves hair feeling clean, soft, and, moisturized. The method is perfect for color-treated hair too.

You can explore co-washing with Rahua Voluminous Conditioner, formulated with Rahua oil, lemongrass, citric juices, lavender, and eucalyptus. Designed to soften and enhance strands, Voluminous Conditioner is great for abundant curls, especially if you are a frequent gym visitor and need to refresh your hair often.

To try co-washing, follow these easy steps:

Cleanse

Apply a good amount of conditioner and gently wash hair and stimulate the scalp with your fingertips. Rinse your hair free of debris.

Condition

Smooth more conditioner over hair in sections. Use a small amount of water and a wide-tooth comb to distribute evenly.

Wavy hair: rinse hair briefly, leaving a bit of conditioner if you like.
Curly and coily hair: depending upon the condition of your hair and how much moisturizing you need, rinse out conditioner or leave it in.

Style

Bending forward, cup and blot your hair in a non-terrycloth towel. An old t-shirt works perfectly.

Add a bit of Rahua Control Cream Curl Styler and finger comb from scalp to the ends.

Allow hair to air dry naturally, scrunch, or use a diffuser.