Co-washing or using conditioner to wash your hair instead of shampoo, has gained popularity in recent years as a gentler alternative to traditional shampooing. However, JNR Salon suggest there are some reasons why co-washing may not be suitable for everyone. Here are a few reasons why you may want to avoid co-washing your hair:


  1. Build-up: Co-washing can leave a residue on your hair that can build up over time. This build-up can cause your hair to feel heavy, greasy, and weighed down, which can be difficult to remove without using a clarifying shampoo.
  2. Scalp irritation: Co-washing may not effectively remove dirt, oil, and other impurities from your scalp. This can lead to irritation, itching, and even dandruff. If you have a sensitive scalp or scalp issues, co-washing may not be the best option for you.
  3. Hair type: Co-washing works best for people with curly or coarse hair that tends to be dry. If you have fine or straight hair that tends to get oily quickly, co-washing may not be effective in removing excess oil and may leave your hair feeling greasy.
  4. Product ingredients: Not all conditioners are suitable for co-washing. Some conditioners contain ingredients that can build up on your hair, such as silicones or heavy oils. Look for conditioners that are specifically formulated for co-washing or that are free of these ingredients.
  5. Hygiene: Co-washing may not be as effective as shampooing in removing dirt, sweat, and bacteria from your hair. This can lead to hygiene issues, such as unpleasant odors or even scalp infections.


Overall, co-washing can be a useful option for some people, but it may not be suitable for everyone. Consider your hair type, scalp condition, and the products you use before deciding whether co-washing is right for you. Coiffure Majeure is our product line and number one pick for all hair types.