Co Wash Instead Of Shampoo?

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of one of my most popular books the natural hair Bible and founder and for these videos I answer the questions that you all send me via email so any of you have any questions that you like for me to answer please check out the description box below for additional information so the reason for this video is because of course an email that I received from Liza Liza email me because she says or wonders if co washing alone is good enough to maintain a healthy scalp and moisturized hair so I thought that the email was a great time to be answered because a lot of you are wondering if co washing is an all-purpose product because so many people swear by just co washing the hair and you really never really hear people stressing shampooing and things like that so I'm just going to tell you what co washing actually serves as a purpose in your hair care regimen and what you need to actually do to maintain a clean scalp as well as moisturized hair so the very first thing that will let you know is that co washing and the purpose of co washing is just to maintain moisturized hair the products that are typically using in rinse conditioners are those that coat the outside strand of your hair to keep your hair feeling more slippery and moisturized and conditioned this doesn't internally moisturize the hair it just provides a shield on the outside of a lot of different types of ingredients so that way your hair can maintain a moisturized level for a longer period of time that's why co washing every other week or once a week helps for a lot of individuals to stop themselves from experiencing too much dryness or chronic dryness with their hair so co washing doesn't clean your scalp or clean your hair what it does is it helps you to keep moisturized hair for a longer period of time if you were co washing now the second thing is that the only thing that's going to clean your hair and scalp is when there are surfactants present in your products surfactants are things that actually aggravate the surface of your hair to release any toxins build up like product buildup and dandruff and things like that and it helps to lift that from the outside cuticle of your hair as well so a very popular surfactant that is great for deep cleaning especially when you need that extra deep cleanse to your hair is to use sulfates now a safe alternative is to use cocoa betaine and if you want more information on how to tually pick the products is best for your hair you can refer to my book because I an entire book to help you to find out what you actually need to have each product so that way you are not adding additional stuff to it in a book is called the black hair manual so you can go ahead and search description box for the information or check out my website but when you are wanting to maintain clean hair you have to have surfactants present in your products now my last tip is that if you want to keep your hair moisturized for as long as possible without having that issue of trying to add moisturizers in your hair throughout the week they feel some type of heavy butter now if you're not going to be putting her hands in your hair a lot things like that this will be a bother to you to use things like mango butter Shea butter almond butter and things like that but if you are the type that likes to be fidgety and play with your curls and kinks and things you are going have some of that oily residue on your hand so my best suggestion to stop your hair from feeling so dry is to use some type of butter when on you actually are finished co washing your hair to apply on top of your damp hair and then style your hair and just leave it as is until you're ready for your next wash day this is what you call protective styling if you are concealing your ends by braiding them and tucking them and things like that this is a great way to retain length as well as maintain moisturized hair so I hope you understand that co washing is not all around product that I know a lot of individuals probably swear by it but you have to make sure that you are releasing that dandruff and things like that from your scalp will cause a lot of scalp issues and a lot of irritation and a lot of buildup so I hope this is help you and everybody else who is watching and before any of you go make sure to sign up for my email list because only there I'll update you all with exclusive content and also you will be entered into giveaways that I do so until then I'll see all of you in my very next video

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