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The Best Cleansing Conditioners to Co-Wash Curly Hair
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The Best Cleansing Conditioners to Co-Wash Curly Hair

Based on 737 Influenster Reviews

Have you heard of co-washing? Co-washing means conditioner only washing. Some hair doesn't need shampoo! Keep your curls hydrated and nourished with these top rated co-washing conditioners, and feel your hair get smoother, softer, and easier to manage. Not to mention, only using one product saves time and money!

Here's a list of the best cleansing conditioners to co-wash curly hair, recommended by Influensters.

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Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Co-Wash
BY HEAD & SHOULDERS
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (222 reviews)
Buy on Amazon for $10.86
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Mallory B.Mallory B. said...
This is my new best friend. All I have to do is massage this in and within seconds my curls are relaxed, nourished and mostly detangled. This is the best co-wash I've ever used. I use it as a co-wash, detangler, conditioner and a leave in. Simply put....this stuff is the bomb.com. ...read more
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SheaMoisture Professional Gentle Curl Cleansing Co-Wash
BY SHEAMOISTURE
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars36%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.6 / 5 (14 reviews)
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memory l.memory l. said...
This Shea moisture professionals product does exactly what it says it will do! I have loosened my curls quite a bit from straightening and braiding and everything in between but this shampoo made my curls snap back! They were super defined, had shine, and very soft! If your hair is natural and you want to fortify your curl pattern, this is it! Not one complaint will come out of my mouth about this specific product. I paid 18 dollars for it at my local Sally's beauty supply, I know it can also be found at Ulta! ...read more
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Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner
BY PANTENE
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star0%
4.5 / 5 (124 reviews)
Buy on Amazon for $8.12
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Lanya M.Lanya M. said...
Pantene co wash is really good on my hair. The consistency is a little thick. It is a little runny but very good. The slipping on the hair was nice, it melted very well. It left my hair feeling moisturised. The price isn't bad either . ...read more
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Mielle Organics Detangling Co-Wash
BY MIELLE ORGANICS LLC
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars81%
  • 4 Stars6%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (16 reviews)
Buy on Harmon Face V... for $11.99
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Allison S.Allison S. said...
I just started wearing my real hair, I've been natural for maybe over 5 years but I was wearing weave all the time. I came across Mielle Organic detangle shampoo and it is literally a heaven sent. I use it every other wash day and it really works. My hair tangles so fast and so much but this product really works. I can't wait to get my other products in from this line and see how it does on my hair :) ...read more
Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser
BY CAROL'S DAUGHTER
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars71%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars14%
  • 1 Star0%
4.4 / 5 (7 reviews)
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Kira C.Kira C. said...
Great product for curls, but VERY rich. It must be used sparingly or else curls are weighed down. Overall, I loved having a 2-in-1 product that made my hair feel nourished and clean. ...read more
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Madam C.J. Walker Jamaican Black Castor & Murumuru Oils Ultra-Moisturizing Co-Wash
BY MADAM C.J. WALKER
5.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars100%
  • 4 Stars0%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
5.0 / 5 (2 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $24.00
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Didi D.Didi D. said...
Oh. My. Goodness. Let's just start with my first impressions - the smell... It's HEAVENLY! When I washed my hair, I totally skipped putting on perfume because I knew I'd be able to enjoy this scent all day. As many of you know, Jamaican Black Castor Oil can have a very pungent smell that's not pleasant, but this smells NOTHING like it. It's sweet, but not unnaturally so. I just love it. It's on the pricier side of things for a hair product, but it's worth every penny. For my short hair, a little goes a long way. It slips right through my curly hair and it felt hydrated and clean. My scalp was free of build up and my hair was nourished. Every curly girl should give this product a shot. It's knocked some of my other high end hair care products off the shelf. ...read more
As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner
BY AS I AM
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars73%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.6 / 5 (331 reviews)
Buy on Target for $7.99
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Charnita F.Charnita F. said...
I've tried a few CoWashes, and I always come back to this one. It's hands-down the best one I've used on my natural 4a/4b hair. It not only does an excellent job of cleansing my hair and scalp but it defines my curls/coils very nicely and reduces almost all frizz (as long as I don't manipulate my hair too much after washing). The shampoo/conditioner combo just ruins my curl pattern but this does just the opposite! I love it.

Plus, the container is a great size and lasts for quite awhile. It can be a pain to scoop it out in the shower, but it's worth it since it's so effective. Even my husband likes this. He tried it once and he was using it several times a week in the shower and used up most of it.

It smells sweet, like coconut, and has a nice, creamy texture. It doesn't lather (since it's a cowash), but rest assured, it's doing a better job than any lather could! ...read more
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Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner For Curly Hair
BY MATRIX
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.7 / 5 (12 reviews)
Buy on ULTA for $10.99
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Melanie A.Melanie A. said...
Soft Manageable Curls. I was AMAZED at how great my heart felt and looked after using this for the first time. I have regular curly hair, but have problems with frizz especially in the winter. This product, WOW. It is moderately prices but for what it does, totally worth it. A slight tingle in the shower kicks it over the goal posts! ...read more
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Biotera Ultra Color Care 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner
BY BIOTERA
4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars86%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.9 / 5 (7 reviews)
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Nicole B.Nicole B. said...
This is my first "5 in 1" product. That alone appealed to me: the promise of doing five things for my hair at once. My hair is very thick and curly. I have been interested in cleansing conditioners for a few years. When I do use this product, I do not apply hair product after and while it does not give me the hair of my dreams, it does a good job of making me look presentable. I would definitely recommend this. ...read more
Jane Carter Solution Cleansing Conditioning CoWash
BY JANE CARTER SOLUTION
5.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars100%
  • 4 Stars0%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
5.0 / 5 (3 reviews)
Buy on Jet.com for $16.90
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Angie V.Angie V. said...
Admittedly, I haven't been much of a co-wash type of girl after embarking on my natural hair adventure. I'm the kind to enjoy a good, sudsy, shampooing session that leaves my hair feeling clean and smelling fresh. But as my hair continues to grow, its needs seem to change and lately I've been experiencing more frizz and dryness than what I was used to. For this reason, I've been focusing on using a few co-washes I had lying around because co-washing is clearly more nourishing and revitalizing to the hair than shampooing is. However, I still hadn't found the kind of co-wash that left my hair feeling clean yet moisturized. Until I got my hands on this Cleansing Conditioning Co-Wash by Jane Carter Solution.

When I posted I was about to try it on my Instagram, a few of my friends contacted me to tell me I was going to love it. So I went into using it with enthusiasm mixed with a bit of skepticism because it wasn't the first time someone had told me I'd love a product and I ended up feeling "meh" about it. Boy, oh, boy were they right this time, though!

For context, I used this on day 3 hair on a failed wash n' go. The styling products I used left my hair feeling brittle and looking dry. It was in dire need of replenishment. As soon as the Jane Carter Solution Co-Wash touched my hair it was instant gratification. The product is so good that you don't need to spend too much time working it in. It sort of spreads itself effortlessly with just a few rakes through the hair, I kid you not! And the slip! The slip was incredible. I couldn't believe how quickly my hair felt restored.

But when I rinsed the product out was when I truly saw and felt the difference. Lately, even after using a conditioning masque, my hair tends to p00f up even seconds after rinsing the product out. It's like the air is instantly sucking out any moisture I tried to put in it. Well, after rinsing out this co-wash, my hair did not become frizz city for a change! It looked wavy and preserved the moisture from the water. Not only that, but touching it felt like I had just rinsed out a luxurious de treatment. My hair was absolutely refreshed.

The attached photo shows my curls a day after using this product along with a few others from the Healthy Hair line by JCS. You can see the healthy shine and definition. Not too bad for a quick wash n' go!

If I could give this product 10 stars, I would! The price point paired with the amount of product you get is amazing and your curls will never feel this wonderful. Trust me, please!


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