Dry Natural Hair? These 7 Cleansing Co Wash Conditioners Will Fix It

Dry natural hair was one of the reasons I almost gave up on my natural hair journey. My kinks would constantly break off especially during wash day. It seemed like I wasn’t even experiencing any growth. So if you have super dry natural hair like me, allow me to introduce a co-wash to your routine. It worked for me and I’m sure it would work for you too.

A co-wash acts as a cleaning conditioner right between your Sulphate – free shampoo and your conditioner. While the shampoo strips the hair of its natural oils and removes some product build up. A co-wash is lightweight and gentle to your hair, it hydrates, cleans and conditions. There by helping your leave in conditioner work even better

This product is great for anyone with extremely dry hair, chemically processed, colored or relaxed hair. Even if you’re transitioning, a co-wash is the go to product for that much needed moisture.

For this post, I made a list of co-wash cleansing conditioners that are easily available. They come in a range of prices so there’s something for everyone, even on a tight budget.

Mosara Rich Conditioner

mosara-rich-conditionerProduct promise: This nourishing conditioner instantly replenishes dry, brittle and dull hair. It delivers nutrients deep into the hair cortex, giving your hair lasting softness and elasticity. Can be used as a pre poo treatment, an after shampoo conditioner or as a co-wash. It contains a mix of coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, Shea butter and essential oils.

Size: 250ml

Crème of Nature Pure-licious Co-wash Cleansing conditioner

Product promise: Made from a special blend of Argan oil and butter for exotic shine. This cleanser is lightweight and also used on colored hair. The formula gently cleanses and removes product residue while hydrating your tresses to deliver unstoppable frizz free curls, waves, kinks and coils.


Marini Naturals ‘Creamy and Dreamy’ Co-Wash

Product promise: A moisture rich conditioner wash that leaves your hair clean, detangled and super soft. It infuses moisture in the hair as it gently clarifies the scalp and hair off residue dirt and grease. This co – wash contains Aloe Vera juice and sunflower oil.

Size: 400ml

Cantu Complete Conditioning Co – wash

cantu-co-washProduct promise: A creamy cleanser that gently removes heavy product build up. Formulated without harsh ingredients and a unique blend of over 15 natural butters and oils, your hair leaves clean and moisturised.

Size: 283gm

Alikay Naturals Co – wash Me Cleansing Conditioner


Product promise: Sulphate free formula that’s gentle enough for daily cleansing. With Jojoba and peppermint oil blend leaves hair soft, moisturised and scalp feeling fresh and clean. Has a fresh peach scent with hints of berry.

Size: 236ml

Mielle Organics Detangling Co – wash

mielle-organics-co-washProduct promise: It removes impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Lightweight moisturiser made with detangling properties soften and control frizz making easier to detangle while co washing. Over time you’ll experience stronger hair with les shedding, breaking and knots.

Size: 240ml

Eden Bodyworks Coconut Shea Cleansing Co-Wash

eden-body-works-co-washProduct promise: Sulphate – free, no suds gentle cleansing conditioner cream for removing residue and build up in between regular washes to promote a healthy hair environment for growth.

Size: 473ml

Online shops that came highly recommended include Kasha Kenya, Sky. Garden, Cocoa Cure, Save Beauty, Jumia Kenya and Masoko.

What co-wash cleansing conditioner do you use?

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