How do you co-wash natural hair?


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To co-wash natural hair, untangle your hair, saturate it with water, and apply a moisturizing conditioner to each section. Massage the conditioner into your hair and scalp, and comb through each section with a wide-toothed comb. Rinse your hair with clean water until every trace of conditioner is gone.

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  1. Detangle and section your hair

    Completely detangle your hair with your fingers, and part it into several manageable sections. Twist or braid each section loosely.

  2. Saturate your hair with water

    Completely saturate all of your hair with water. Squeeze each section of hair to remove any excess water.

  3. Apply moisturizing conditioner

    Coat each section of hair generously with a moisturizing rinse-out conditioner, and massage the conditioner throughout each section. Apply an extra layer of conditioner to the ends of your hair. Thoroughly massage and stimulate your entire scalp with your fingertips.

  4. Comb the conditioner through your hair

    Use a wide-toothed comb to distribute the conditioner through each section of hair. Begin at the ends of your hair, and work your way towards your scalp, doing one section at a time. Re-twist each section you complete.

  5. Rinse the conditioner out of your hair

    Use clean water to rinse the conditioner from your hair and scalp, and style as usual.

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