I have extremely kinky type 4c hair...
Before I started taking care of my hair, I used any kind of shampoo that caused it to dry out to the max. Lucky for me, I quickly realized that kinky hair requires a lot of maintenance, starting with shampoo, that is crucial to its health. Unfortunately though, over the course of three years, I have used about 20 different shampoos, looking for the one that will properly hydrate my hair.
Although I paid a lot of attention to the type of shampoo I bought and the ingredients in them, so far none have managed to satisfy me. I still felt my hair was very dry and tangled afterwards. When I was lucky, I felt a semblance of hydration that never stayed long enough to stick to that shampoo. One person then told me about co-washes, which are conditioning products that don't contain the chemicals that come in shampoos to make them lather. So, it is basically a cream instead of a soap. The principle remains the same: put a reasonable amount and wash your hair as you would with a normal shampoo.
Rather skeptical of it, I decided to give it a try. I was then recommended to use the AS I AM Co-Wash. It was probably one of the best decisions I've ever made for my delicate hair. At the very beginning, I must admit that it was very uncomfortable to wash my hair without seeing suds, which made me add more and more before accepting the sad reality. Not having this foamy effect made me feel like I was not actually washing my hair, which was a bit disappointing. The smell of this product is super pleasant.
To my surprise, after washing my hair, it remained very hydrated, easy to detangle, but above all, very clean. It was incredible! My hair came out of this experience very satisfied and that’s all that matters. The lack of foam is a sacrifice that is definitely worth it.