Natural Girls, This is the Real Difference Between Co-Wash and Conditioner

While we don't want to accept that natural hair is naturally dryer than all other hair textures, we have to. It's a tough pill to swallow, but that's why it's wise to depend on products that'll keep your curls flourishing at all times. This is where co-washing comes in. It's one of the most tried-and-true ways to retain moisture and strengthen your hair shafts. Not sure what exactly co-washing is? We reached out to two curlologists to give us the lowdown on this cleansing method that'll bring the bounce back in your curls.

Senior stylist Mia Emilio of Devachan Salon in NYC and Jamyla Bennu, creator of haircare line Oyin Handmade, cracked the code on co-washing. Your cheat sheet is below.

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