This week I tried the new Lottabody Cleanse Me Co-Wash. I was pretty skeptical at first because I’ve had so many negative shampoo experiences that the idea of a pre-packaged “co-wash” seemed like a gimmick. But when I tried this product, I was pleasantly surprised, so much so that I had to try it twice!
The co-wash is enriched with coconut and shea oils and promises to:
• Leave hair clean and moisturized
• Tame frizz and add shine
• Detangle and condition
• Protect colored hair
• Leave hair with no shrinkage
Also it is made with
• No sulfates
• No parabens
That’s a tall order for a 10 fl oz. bottle.
For my 4b bra strap length kinky-coily hair, the product left my hair thoroughly clean and pleasantly moisturized. I sectioned my hair off into four, and pumped the product into each, finger detangling while scrubbing my scalp. I then left the product in my hair for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it out.
I found that while detangling, my hair had great slip, and lacked the dry chemical feeling that I often feel after using shampoo. After rinsing, my hair felt soft but not saturated. I honestly couldn’t believe that I had only used one product.
The Lottabody Cleanse Me Co-Wash definitely cleansed my hair and scalp, but as someone who values extra moisture, I would probably use this product as a substitute for my shampoo, and continue to use my staple conditioner. Another small concern was the fact that for my hair type and thickness, I had to use two pumps per hair section, so the product may not last too long. This however, is offset by its great price at $4.
I’ve never used any Lottabody products before, but they seem like a great brand, and I love their commitment to quality and affordability. Although I can’t attest to its “no shrinkage” claim or color protection feature, I would give this product an 8.8 and would definitely use it again.
If you are looking to downsize your product shelf or are often on the go, give this product a try and comment with your results below!
WHAT IT SAYS ON THE BOTTLE
Enriched with Coconut and Shea Oils, this formula deeply penetrates and hydrates hair, leaving hair soft and nourished with a brilliant shine. This cleansing conditioner gently cleanses and removes product residue while hydrating hair. Lottabody Co-Wash is perfect for all hair types including natural, relaxed or color-treated hair.