Ten Best Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioners For Dry Natural Hair

(Last Updated On: July 7, 2019)

If you have extremely dry and thirsty hair, I recommend adding a co-wash cleansing conditioner to your hair regimen. Aside from deep conditioners and leave-in conditioners, another product that I often use to refresh my curls are cleansing conditioners.

Co-wash conditioners are crucial in every hair regimen, they’re even more crucial in the winter time because this is when your hair feels more dry than usual. I often co-wash my hair mid-week as a “pick me up” to refresh my hair in between wash days.

Cleansing conditioners lightly cleanses your hair to remove some product build up from your hair and condition your hair at the same time.

Unlike shampoos that removes dirt, oil, pollution and excess products from your hair, co-wash conditioners doesn’t completely remove impurities from your hair, it only removes excess products and refreshes your scalp so that your leave-in conditioner can work better to moisturize your hair.

So if you find that your hair product is not working, it might be time for a co-wash. In this post, I’ve compiled a list of ten highly recommended co-wash conditioners you can use to refresh your hair when it needs a “pick me up”.

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  1. EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash (16 oz.). $

cleansing conditioner

Product Promise: 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.

Review: I have thick curly hair and it detangles it like a dream and leaves my hair so soft.

2. Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Flaxseed Recipes Purify Me Moisturizing Co-Wash Cleanser (12 oz.). $

cleansing conditioner

Product Promise:  This rich, creamy, triple-action remedy replenishes moisture, softens, and thoroughly removes build up and impurities.

Review:This cleanser is super moisturizing and cleanses my hair without leaving it feeling dry”.

3. Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser (8 oz.). $$

cowash conditioner

Product Promise: This sulfate-free conditioning cleanser removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils.

Review:I really love this conditioner! The ingredients are wonderful as well the slip. This leaves my hair soft and smelling nice.

  1. Alikay Naturals CoWash Me Cleansing Conditioner (8 oz.). $$

co-wash conditioner

Product Promise: Gentle enough for daily cleansing without stripping hair of natural oils. A Jojoba and Peppermint oil blend leaves hair soft, moisturized, hydrated and your scalp feeling clean. Great for all hair types.

Review: “This is the only co-wash ingredients I found that are healthy and smells great. It does the job.

5. Taliah Waajid Shea-Coco 2-In-1 Conditioning Co-Wash (8 oz.). $$


co-wash conditioners

Product Promise:  It will cleanse your hair without stripping it of helpful conditioners. Subtle enough to be used also as a leave-in conditioner, this co-wash will leave hair soft to the touch.

Review: “ I find that it’s enough for a co-wash and has enough slip to detangle making it a good co-wash option

6. Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner (12 oz.). $$

co-wash conditioner

Product Promise: It offers a gentle, yet efficient, option for cleaning your hair and scalp while providing lightweight conditioning. Daily Fix Cleansing Hair Conditioner allows you to clean your hair without harsh sulfates or drying detergents and is able to remove all but the heaviest silicones and oils/waxes.

Review:I’ve used this for several years and it is creamy smooth and does a great job!

7. As I Am Coconut Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner (16 oz.). $

co-wash conditioner

Product Promise: contains a special blend of natural ingredients for healthy hair growth and removing product build-up from your hair between regular washing. Adds and helps hair retain moisture until your next cleanse.

Review: “Cleans my hair without stripping moisture

8. Mielle Organics Detangling Co-Wash (8 oz.). $$

co-wash conditioner

Product Promise:  It removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Lightweight moisturizers made with detangling properties soften and control frizz, making it easier to de-tangle while co-washing.

Review:My hair felt soft, it was shiny, my curls were popping

9. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Pure-licious Co-Wash (12 oz.). $

cleansing co-wash conditioner

Product Promise: gently cleanses and removes product residue. It hydrates natural tresses to deliver unstoppable frizz-free curls, coils, and kinks.

10. Jane Carter Solution Curls to Go Curl Drench Cleansing Co-Wash (16 oz). $


co-wash conditioners

Product Promise: This 2 in 1 sulfate-free formula releases hydrating doses of essential conditioning ingredients. Ultra quenching, it cleanses and conditions, perfecting each curl’s shape.

Review: “I can confidently say that I have seen breakage reduced significantly.


co-wash cleansing conditioners


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