Lush recently launched this avocado co-wash, a solid bar made with 24 ingredients including fresh avocado, extra virgin olive oil and cider vinegar co-wash (also known as conditioner-washing).
Co-washing or ‘conditioner washing’ is cleansing hair using a conditioner as opposed to a shampoo. Co-washing is usually recommended for hair that have been damaged, and lacks moisture or is prone to breakage, all the effects of using harsh shampoos with sulphates and other harsh detergents.
Lush Avocado Co-Wash promises amazing benefits such as to hydrate the hair, make it silky and manageable. It also has a limey fragrance with sweet, fruity bergamot oil and I couldn’t wait to try it.
It is fair to mention that, I have in the past looked upon anything labelled as co-wash with deep suspicion because I couldn’t fathom how a non – lathering washing product could get the hair clean so I was nervous when I tried this new Lush avocado co – wash.
To use, I wet my hair and then applied the avocado co – wash bar all over the hair and massaged it into the hair and scalp. When demonstrated in store, I was told a simple rub in the hands and then transferring it onto the hair was all it took but as I was nervous and I used the product directly on my hair, using excessively more than required.
Co-washing meant I skipped shampooing the hair which was time saving as usually shampooing, then leaving conditioner in the hair for 30mins then rinsing normally took 2-3 hours.
After a quick rinse and blow dry, the hair was not just clean but also very manageable. After a quick blow-dry it was still moisturised so I didn’t bother with a leave in conditioner or moisturiser and four days in, it’s still soft and manageable, not to mention very fragrant.
I’m very impressed with this Avocado Co-Wash, it may have even converted me to love co wash products! I’m looking to incorporate co-washing into my hair routine once a month.
I’ve always been a big fan of Lush products, they smell lovely and they really do treat and make stubborn hair like mine very manageable so this Lush Avocado Co-Wash gets a thumps up.
The Lush Avocado Co-Wash is £9.95 for a 100g at www.lush.co.uk