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Size of container: 16 oz / 454 g
Where to buy: Amazon.com
Overall rating: 9 / 10
“Co-washing”, or washing your hair with a conditioner only, has become more recently popularized due to the short amount of time it takes, along with the numerous benefits it produces. Co-washing helps to replenish lost moisture with the result of softer, shiner natural hair. It takes a significantly shorter amount of time as opposed to a regular wash day.
This brings many new natural hair products specifically designed for co-washing, and the As I Am Coconut CoWash is one that is a favorite among many. It is enriched with oils and natural extracts that work to promote good health and growth in your natural hair.
Initial & Lasting Impressions
When I first opened the product, the delightful coconut smell was the first thing I noticed. After use, it left my hair smelling even better. The consistency of the As I Am Coconut CoWash is very smooth and has lots of slip, which made it great for detangling. The product is also very easy to apply and lather onto your hair, and does a good job at removing any previous buildup. After rinsing with cool water, my hair felt silky smooth and was noticeably shinier.
One thing I also noticed with the use of this co-wash is that I had less frizz with my styles. One reason being because this product does not contain any glycerin, a humectant ingredient found in many hair products meant to draw in moisture. This can be counteractive in humid weather, especially if you have high porosity hair. The glycerin can cause the hair cuticle to lift even further due to the humidity/water molecules in the air in an effort to absorb of moisture, resulting in the appearance of frizzy strands.
Pros & Cons
- Excellent smell
- Works well with different hair textures
- Smooth consistency with lots of slip
- Long lasting jar
- Deeply moisturizing
- Product can get dried out if lid is not closed tightly.
The As I Am Coconut CoWash has easily become one of my favorite natural hair products. It is moisturizing, easy to apply, and helps to combat frizz. It is a convenient moisturizing hair product that makes cleansing your hair effortless. It is a great bargain that will last you many washes thanks to the generous jar size. If you are in search of a co-wash that will help with alleviating dry and brittle natural hair, this one is a great contender.