I picked up a tub of As I Am Coconut CoWash mostly because of the price. It was hard to turn down a product that inexpensive! After reading the ingredients I was extra impressed. The ingredients include Tangerine, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and Saw Palmetto — all natural and useful ingredients. Needless to say I was pretty pumped to try this stuff out!
My Experience With As I Am Coconut CoWash
That evening I used it for the first time. The consistency is fairly runny, similar to VO5, which I like because you don’t have to use too much product and it rinses out of your hair easily. The tub isn’t too big but it lasts a while since you don’t need to use much product. I scrubbed my scalp and hair for a few minutes and rinsed the product out. The packaging suggests that you also comb your hair before rinsing it out but I chose to skip that — I rarely comb my hair so I didn’t feel like starting that now.
After my hair dried I inspected the situation and honestly I wasn’t so impressed. My hair was kind of a wreck, my curls were a bit flat and my hair felt slightly dry. I hopped online and read some reviews and saw that other people felt the same way. While many people said that they stopped using it after the first or second try because their hair didn’t respond, some people worked through the “pain”.
I decided to keep with it and see how things turned out. After using it daily for a week I started to see improvement. After a week and a half my hair felt softer and shinier and my curls were much more defined. Turns out this is a co-wash conditioner that just requires a little bit of an adjustment period.
I read another review that suggested that you keep it in your hair for some time, like a deep conditioner. It was not made for that purpose, but I decided to try it out. It actually did make my hair much silkier than I thought it would! I could probably get better results from an actual deep conditioning product, but it still works in a pinch.
I highly recommend checking out As I Am Coconut CoWash. It’s inexpensive and it works fantastically.
Have you tried As I Am Coconut CoWash? What were your thoughts?