Skip the Shampoo! 3 Cleansing Conditioners You Need to Try Now
Your lather, rinse, and repeat is about to get a lot more streamlined -- not to mention healthier -- thanks to the latest crop of cleansing conditioners on the market! Co-washing, or "conditioner washing" is nothing new, and has been popular among women with thick, curly hair for years. Cleansing conditioners allow you to forgo shampoo entirely by swapping harsh detergents and sulfates for purifying oils and extracts, and recently, even more beauty brands have realized its benefits to launch their own versions. Want to find a formula to suit your hair type? If you have curly strands, we recommend the SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Cleansing Conditioner ($12; target.com). We love how it evenly coats our ringlets in a blend of coconut and neem oils, which reduce frizz and lock in moisture. Damaged hair will benefit from a shower session with Ojon's Rare Blend Cleansing Conditioner ($27; ojon.com) -- the product uses a mix of 5 different oils to infuse the follicle and seal the cuticle, preventing further stress and breakage. As for fine and normal hair types, the lightweight formula of Wen's Styling Creme ($41 for a set of two; qvc.com) won't leave your strands limp, and can also be used as a leave-in product for added insurance.