Co-washing is definitely the latest fad to hit the beauty world, the idea of skipping the shampoo/lather stage and moving straight to conditioner is a pretty simple one, but I like it. The easier a beauty routine the better I say. I guess this Ojon Cleansing Conditioner is like the opposite of the old ‘head and shoulders two in one’ ideal, where it was more shampoo with added conditioner…this is more conditioner with a touch of shampoo…
I have to say, I’ve tried co-washing before – as American brands have cottoned on to this before with WEN Cleansing Conditioners – which I really like. So whilst this is a new trend, the actual products have been around for a while. The idea being that once or twice a week, you switch your usual cleanse AND condition two-part routine for a cleansing conditioner one-step. Ideal for curly or thicker hair, not maybe as obvious for straight, fine hair like mine. This being the hestitation when I go to try this – will it leave my hair lank? Will it be weighed down? Will it be shiny, but maybe a bit lifeless?!
Well, I can happily say that first impressions post-cleasing condition were all good – my hair felt clean, light and bouncy. Almost a touch fluffy – but with a really good shine. It feels good and I am impressed. I did of course add some volume styling products, but these are the normal ones I would use with my normal routine. The one thing I did note is that my hair did tend to droop a little as the day went on, and I’m not sure I would be able to get away with skipping the wash day afer a cleansing conditioner session. More likely having to wash the day after rather than my usual, one day wash, one day not for my hair… not the end of the world and my hair does feel really silky and soft.
I would say that if you have fine hair like me, this might be a nice way of giving it a boost and a bit of a half way between your normal routine and a full conditioner mask. That’s the sort of silky feeling it leaves it with – smooth and silky.
Ojon Cleansing Conditioner is available from Ojon Website (£18.50)