Co-wash Cleanse is a technique that requires no shampoo or cleanser, opting instead to perform a conditioner wash on your curls.
This method enables a gentle curl cleansing action with the fingertips combined with the nourishing properties of conditioner, gently removing dirt and grease from your curly hair and scalp. No lather allows minimal curl agitation meaning less disruption of your curls. This gentle cleansing action needs to be worked through the entire scalp for a longer period of time than with shampoo.
The co wash process needs to be done with a conditioner that is able to perform a light curl cleansing action during the conditioning.