I read mixed reviews on As I Am Coconut Cowash and ignored every one that was negative and/or disliked the product. Since I decided to go natural, cowashing using conditioner had been my method of washing my hair. It was working, but hey, I’m a product junkie and wanted to try something new. Quidad makes a curl cowash, but I wasn’t looking to spend that much, so I settled for As I Am Coconut Cowash. I paid $7-$8 before tax and was ready for my next shower just to try this stuff.
I love the smell and wanted to love this product. I really did, but I strongly dislike it. The container says “A creamy, gentle no-suds moisturizing cleanser”. It also boasts “Helps maintain moisture, add more moisture and retain moisture – vital to the health and happiness of your coils and curls”.
Let me just say I tried using this stuff twice and it was two times too many. After washing with As I Am Coconut Cowash, I felt as if I had washed my hair with a harsh shampoo full of everything bad for my hair. No, I’m not exaggerating. My hair felt too clean, striped, dry, and pretty much the opposite of when I wash my hair with conditioner. A lot of my hair broke off when using this too.
At about $8, this product is not worth it to me. I have fine strands of 3C/4A hair and mine just can’t stand this stuff.
I won’t tell you not to try it, but be careful. It gets outstanding reviews on Amazon (mostly). We all like to try things and want to like these things, but some products are a total waste of money.
The saying goes ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Frankly, my method of cowashing with whatever conditioner tickles my fancy is working just fine. My hair doesn’t dry out, feel striped, and break off.