Can you use just conditioner to wash your hair?
Quite simply, co-washing is the process of only using conditioner to wash, condition, and moisturize your hair. According to experts, conditioner is more gentle on the hair and still lifts dirt and product from strands, as a shampoo would. In excess, co-washing can potentially lead to conditioner buildup in the hair.
Is it bad to wash your hair with conditioner everyday?
Unlike shampoo, conditioner can be used everyday, as it re-hydrates hair and replenishes nutrients. You might also want to consider conditioning on the days you don’t shampoo (remember, keep that to two or three days a week). It’ll help rinse away grime on the non-shampoo days, and re-hydrate following a shampoo.
Can I use conditioner instead of shampoo?
Some people do use conditioner instead of shampoo. Although conditioners aren’t designed to clean dirty hair, conditioners will emulsify some dirt and oil on your hair, but they may not contain enough detergent to cleanse hair sufficiently. It depends on how often you shampoo and how dirty your hair is.
Is it OK to leave conditioner in your hair?
Yes! A leave-in conditioner really should be left in to enjoy the maximum effects of the product. These formulas are much lighter than typical rinse-out conditioners and should be applied to towel-dried hair.