Ensuring clean and healthy hair is a required course for us. Someone wash their hair or hair wigs, and extensions with shampoo very often in their daily life. But have you ever considered that the shampoo will leave your hair tangled, feeling stripped, or extra dry after washing? Especially for curly hair.
So now, many naturals and women with curly hair are ditching traditional shampoos looking for better options to clarify their hair and scalp without stripping the hair of natural oils or damaging the integrity of their natural crown. The new method is named Co-wash. It is a popular method that many people are using. Also, it is suitable for some real hair extensions and wigs.
Now, let’s get into the details of all about co-wash a wig.
What is co-wash?
Co-wash means To clean your hair with a conditioner or a co-washing cleanser instead of traditional shampoo. Compared with the traditional method, co-wash can reduce the damage to your hair. Because there are harsh ingredients and chemicals that can is often found in a number of shampoo products.
Kinds Co-Washing Cleansers
There are different types of co-wash cleansers, you can choose any type depending on your requirement and hair texture. For example, if you want clarifying product, the low-lather shampoos will be the best choice. And if you have tried hair, we advise you to choose the creamy co-washing conditioners, which can help restore moisture loss in your natural hair.
Now, we will introduce some types of co-washing conditioners below based on your need.
1. No-lather Shampoos and Co-washing Conditioners
No-lather shampoos are rich yet gentle co-washing cleansers that do not produce any bubbles. They help to restore moisture and seal the cuticle to help tame your natural curls. No-lather shampoos feature natural ingredients such as tea tree oil or jojoba oil. There are also many other homemade recipes to explore.
2. Low-lather Shampoos and Co-Washing Conditioners
Low-lather shampoos produce very few bubbles. They are formulated to clarify the hair and remove buildup without stripping the hair of its natural oils and essential moisture. These shampoos and sulfate-free and produce a small amount of lather. You can use low-lather shampoos to cleanse your natural hair wigs or synthetic wigs. Keep in mind that when using a low-lather shampoo on a synthetic wig too much agitation or rubbing will cause the hair to tangle.
3. Creamy Co-washing Conditioners
Creamy co-washing conditioners are usually the same consistency as a moisturizing leave-in conditioner. They have a rich, creamy formula to help deeply moisturize parched natural hair. Creamy conditioners can be used on natural human hair wigs or synthetic wigs. Pay close attention to the ingredients in your creamy co-washing conditioners. Some ingredients may cause your hair to feel heavy after a wash or simply create more build-up. Explore creamy co-washing conditioners to discover the best one suited for your hair.
How To Co-wash a wig?
The co-washing method can be used for real hair wigs and synthetic wigs. Now we will share the products that need to be prepared and how to do it in the steps below.
- Your wig
- Extraordinary oil curls conditioner
- Moisture Rich Conditioner
- Warm water
- Plastic bag
- Olive Oil Leave-In Conditioner
Step 1: Saturate your wig in the warm water and make it fully wet, then coat the unit with a conditioner. To make sure all the hairlines are coated evenly.
Step2: Rinse thoroughly after several minutes and repeat coated the wig hairline with moisture-rich conditioner. Then, comb it with a wide-tooth comb to detangle the knots.
Step 3: Wrap up the hair with the plastic bag for deep saturation for about 20 minutes. You can also heat it if you want to get a better effect.
Step 4: Then rinse it with cold water thoroughly for a healthy shine
Step 5: Place your wig on a flat board or wig bracket to define the part. Then splits the leave-in conditioner on the part and smooth with a firm brush. After all the steps are finished, it is almost finished.
Step 6: The last step is to dry it air or blow it with a hairdryer. While we recommend not using a hair dryer often if you want to extend its service life.
Above all is about co-washing a wig. It is used for any type of hair wig, especially curly wigs. Welcome to leave a comment if you have any ideas about co-washing wigs.