24 Co-Washes for Cleansing Natural Hair Without the Suds

24 Co-Washes for Cleansing Natural Hair Without the Suds
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When I decided to lighten up on the weaves and eventually do a big chop, searching for the best natural hair co-washes felt like a job. After being told over and over and over by both experts and friends that a lather-free shampoo was the healthiest option for my new look and lifestyle, I felt pretty much obligated to see it through. Ultimately, deciding whether you want to use “normal” shampoo or a sulfate-free one depends on the person’s preference and the former shouldn’t have you running for the hills.

In the end, experts confirm that a lather helps deliver and deposit the active ingredient in a cleanser to the hair. This is why daily shampooing isn’t recommended while using a co-wash every morning usually doesn’t cause harm. It’s also worth noting that co-washes have gone through an evolution of their own in recent years, with products now including conditioners and even dry shampoo. For this reason alone, I still keep my eye out for what’s getting the best reviews despite going back and forth between co-wash and shampoo. With that being said, here are the formulas, both old and new, worth trying if you’re a co-wash convert or seasoned pro.

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As I Am.

As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner

Formulated with coconut oil to rebalance your scalp’s pH and deeply hydrate the hair shaft.

$6.99 at Target

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Aussie.

Aussie Miracle Curls Co-Wash

A fruit-infused and fruit-scented lightweight cleanser for in-between your heavier washes.

$4.99 at Target

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Briogeo.

Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash

This Sephora fave gives extra slip for easier detangling.

$32 at Sephora

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Design Essentials.

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash

Sweet almond and avocado oils replenish moisture and help ease the detangling process.

$12.99 at Ulta

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DevaCurl.

DevaCurl No-Poo Decadence Zero-Lather Milk Cleanser

This top-seller is made with quinoa protein, an underrated ingredient for strengthening hair.

$24-$46 at Sephora

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Head & Shoulders.

Head & Shoulders Royal Oils Moisturizing Co-Wash

This newer option is a must-try for any naturalistas who also struggle with dandruff or itchy scalp.

$8.99 at Target

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Mielle Organics.

Mielle Organics Detangling Co-Wash

An organic cleanser infused with a mix of coconut, shea, and marula oils.

$8.19 at Target

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Mixed Chicks.

Mixed Chicks Conditioning Cleansing Co-Wash

A build-up buster and moisturizer in bottle.

$9.99 at Target

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Not Your Mother’s.

Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk 3-in-1 Conditioner

Use this as a conditioner, leave-in or co-wash to improve curl retention.

$7.99 at Ulta

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Ouidad.

Ouidad Curl Immersion Co-Wash

A gang of oils combined to give your hair a clean, light, and airy bounce.

$36 at Sephora

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Pantene.

Pantene Deep Hydrating Co-Wash

This co-wash with a slight lather is the best of both worlds.

$9.99 at Target

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SheaMoisture.

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Moisture Co-Wash

The silk protein will smooth out flyaways.

$10.99 at Target

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TGIN.

TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Cleansing Co-Wash Conditioner

Lightweight and fragrant for detangling in record time.

$14.99 at Ulta

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The Doux.

The Doux One Love Co-Wash

The best option for addressing breakage.

$12.99 at Target

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Aunt Jackie’s.

Aunt Jackie’s Purify Me Moisturizing Co-Wash Cleanser

Flaxseed oil is a great source of amino acids for addressing thinning.

$5.99 at Naturally Curly

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Cantu.

Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash

A dry shampoo with tea tree oil for addressing itchiness.

$3.99 at Walmart

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Carol’s Daughter.

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner

An oldie, but goodie formulated with biotin to encourage growth.

$8.99 at Target

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Creme of Nature.

Creme of Nature Curlicious Co-Wash

Lightweight and moisturizing for safely cleansing color-treated strands.

$6.97 at Walmart

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Curl Co.

Curl Co. Low Wash Sulfate-Free Shampoo

This cleanser has chemical-specific benefits that make it an ideal choice for color-treated or Keratin-treated hair.

$29.99 at Naturally Curly

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Curl Junkie.

Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner

A little goes a long way this thick, ultra-luxurious cleanser.

$20 at Naturally Curly

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Oyin Handmade.

Oyin Handmade Ginger-Mint Co-Wash

The green tea extract in this top-rated cleanser acts as an astringent for the scalp, removing buildup and soothing irritated areas.

$11.99 at Naturally Curly

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Taliah Waajid.

Taliah Waajid Conditioning Co-Wash

So subtle and lightweight, you can use it as a leave-in, too.

$9.99 at Naturally Curly

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True by Made Beautiful.

True by Made Beautiful Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner

Chock full of honey for the ultimate moisturizing cleanse.

$8.99 at Made Beautiful

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