Cowash, conditioner wash or cowashing are all the same things. Washing hair with a cleansing conditioner wash (botanical conditioner) instead of a harsher (but often needed) shampoo. Many naturals have embraced cowashing instead of or in addition to shampoo washing, and these fairly new products are here to stay.
They have become a part of our hair’s culture as they are less damaging to our strands and refuse to strip them of their much-need moisture. As more and more brands create cowash cleansers, it can become frustrating to know which ones to pick up. No need to fret as we’ve listed the best of the best conditioner wash that your hair will thrive by using.
Alikay Naturals CoWash Me Cleansing Conditioner
Nothing but goodness in this cleansing conditioner that harnesses the power of Jojoba and Peppermint oils. Get soft, moisturized and hydrated strand with the fresh scent of peach and a hint of berries. The sulfate-free formula is gentle enough for daily cleansing without stripping hair of natural oils. The Jojoba oil and Peppermint oil blend leaves hair feeling soft and moisturized which ensures your scalp feels fresh and clean. The fresh peach scent with hints of berry ensures your hair smells just as good as it looks and feels.
As I Am Coconut Cowash
The first and still my absolute top favorite cleansing conditioner, this Coconut cowash is everything! Love, love, LOVE how it contains a special blend of natural ingredients that work to promote healthy hair growth from the follicular level. This cowash allow you to maintain moisture, and even adds more moisture while helping hair to retain moisture until your next cleanse. Makes detangling a breeze and rinses easily from hair.
Carol’s Daughter® Hair Milk Nourishing and Conditioning Cleansing Conditioner
A beloved and trust brand, this nourishing cleansing conditioner rinses away impurities as it deeply moisturizes and quickly detangles curls, coils, kinks, and waves. It’s made with Agave Nectar to detangle, deeply moisturize and condition hair from root to tip. This sulfate-free, color-safe, and no lather cleansing conditioner rinses away impurities as it deeply moisturizes and quickly detangles curls, coils, kinks, and waves so your fingers can do the combing. Because we all want hair full of shine, it’s made with Agave Nectar to detangle, deeply moisturize and condition hair from root to tip, plus Pro-vitamin B5 and Biotin to strengthen.
DevaCurl No-Poo Original Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser
A line loved by and for curly hair, this latherless best-selling cleansing conditioner stimulates and cleans the scalp and hair without stripping away natural oils. With peppermint and grapeseed oil, get shiny and bouncy hair that is just plain gorgeous! Keeps hair healthy and hydrated. No-Poo Zero Lather Conditioning Cleanser is DevaCurl’s original, best-selling cleanser. The moisturizing, non-lathering formula with peppermint and grapeseed oil, stimulates and cleans the scalp and hair without stripping away the natural oils your curls need. No-Poo leaves you with shiny, bouncy curls that are just plain gorgeous. This is a great conditioner wash for curly and super curly hair!
EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash
A great line that is truly coming into it’s own, EDEN BodyWorks has some superior products that are becoming favorites for many naturals. Their Coconut Shea Cleaning CoWash is a sulfate-free, no suds gentle cleansing conditioner cream for removing residue and build up between regular washings to promote a healthy hair environment for growth.
Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner For Curly Hair
This low-lather cleansing conditioner for curly hair is formulated with pomegranate to preserve and define your curls’ natural bounce. for curly hair color safe helps prevent dryness and frizz preserves and defines the structure of curls no silicones, sulfates or parabens made in America.
Discover an anti-frizz, soap-free, non-stripping professional product perfect for cleansing and conditioning curly hair and wavy hair for optimal manageability. Low-lather Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for curly hair is formulated with pomegranate preserves and defines curls’ natural bounce as a leave-in conditioner or deep conditioning treatment. Suitable for daily use or in between traditional shampooing. Suitable for color treated and natural hair.
Renpure Coconut Creme Cowash Cleansing Conditioner
I have been seeing this brand blow up in recent years and their Coconut Creme CoWash Cleansing Conditioner, is a non-foaming cleansing system that replaces a daily shampoo and conditioner. Most damage to hair occurs during shampooing. The rubbing motion can cause damaged areas to crack and tear. This unique cleansing system helps eliminate the damage caused by shampooing, while preserving hair’s natural oils and nutrients giving it long-lasting strength and vitality! Key Ingredient is Coconut Oil.
Ouidad Curl Immersion™ Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner
I love Ouidad and their amazing line of cleansers, conditioners and stylers which cater to your curls, kinks and coils. You get to pamper your curls with this luxurious light foaming cleanser with coconut oil helps reduce protein loss, improve hair texture and promote healthy growth, while rosemary and sage oils refresh and cleanse. Ouidad’s creamy co-wash infuses kinky curls with natural oils for deep penetrating moisture and essential fatty acids to help strengthen strands while you cleanse.
The lightweight oil blend includes coconut oil to help reduce protein loss and improve hair texture, Abyssinian oil for manageability and strength, and rosemary oil to stimulate scalp circulation. Mafura butter adds deep moisturization, while sage oil removes scalp impurities to help alleviate scalp irritation. Use 1-2x a week to cleanse foam-free without stripping natural oils. Ideal for coarse and very dry hair. Perfect for color treated hair. Luxe conditioning and hydration. Additionally, avocado and grapeseed oils help strengthen and moisturize curls and a great asset to this conditioner wash
Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Hair Co-Wash
One of the more cheaper brands on the list, this popular fave is a line that you loved while relaxed and can still love while natural. Pantene’s CO-Wash helps to cleanse, condition, and detangle in one easy step without stripping the hair’s natural moisture. This low lathering formula helps to refresh unmanageable curls and helps control frizz when used between shampoos. Pantene Truly Natural is a line of products designed to help manage your natural hair.
Pantene knows that your hair has a unique structure with distinctive twists & turns so hair can knot and be unmanageable. Pantene’s conditioner wash cleanses, conditions, and detangles in one easy step without stripping the hair’s natural moisture. Low lathering formula refreshes unmanageable curls and helps control frizz and when used between shampoos adds shine and softness.
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser
One of my favorite lines, and a beast at creating products for natural hair, their Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser is ideal for thick, curly hair and removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. A lightweight moisturizer that softens and controls frizz in one easy step.
Soft, manageable curls are no longer an impossible dream! SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser is a nourishing hair treatment which moisturizes and protects dry, damaged, sensitive hair, while gently cleansing your waves and curls. SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser is a sulfate-free hair care product formulated with natural ingredients which nourish and remove dirt and grime without stripping your hair of it’s natural oils.
Do you have a favorite conditioner wash that you think should be added to this list? Share below and I’ll add it up here!