Before and now of my hair after a month of washing with a cleansing conditioner
I was looking back at old pictures yesterday and noticed that my hair is a lot shiner and less frizzy than when I was washing with baking soda. I never thought I would say it, but I think washing with a cleansing conditioner is really the best option for me. This is a testament that you definitely have to try a few products before one works because the L'oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner was an abysmal failure for me. From that experience, I assumed cleansing conditioners weren't ever going to be a part of my natural hair regimen. But I tried again with Herbal Essence Naked Cleansing Conditioner and wow, I'm impressed!
My hair has been doing so much better, and even though caring for my natural hair was easy before, using the cleansing conditioner has made it significantly easier to take care of now. Wash day is down to 1.5 hours instead of 2 hours because the cleansing conditioner makes detangling my hair a breeze. I am also retaining more moisture. I haven't noticed any build up yet, but if I do get it, I think I will revisit clay washing. I haven't actually done a clay mask before, but I really don't want to return to shampoo OR baking soda. Since my products are more on the natural side and water soluble, it should hopefully work. So, here's to cleansing conditioners and better hair days!
Benefits of a Cleansing Conditioner
- Less frizzy hair
- Shinier hair
- Retains more moisture
- Faster wash day
- Easier to detangle
- Less tangles and knots overall
- More cooperative
- Retains more length
- Enhances and clumps curls