Q: Should I change the way I style my hair after I start co-cleansing?

A: The more styling products you use, the harder it will be for your hair to get clean with a conditioner alone, so it’s a good idea to cut down on the amount of styling products you use on a daily basis. In fact, you’ll probably find that your hair is easier to style, requiring less “help” from your favorite styling formulas after you begin your co-washing regimen.

Q: When adopting the co-washing hair cleansing technique, do I have to completely restrict shampooing to once every few weeks? Or can I shampoo more frequently and still achieve the same results?

A: Everyone’s hair is different and will respond in a unique way to co-washing. While some people find success with eliminating shampoo altogether, others find it best to still shampoo on the weekends. There’s no one-size-fits-all rule; it’s all about finding the balance that works for you.

Q. I really want to try the shampoo-free approach, but I’m not sure how to get starting with co-washing. It’s hard to break a lifelong habit. Any tips?

A: Old habits are hard to break. Brooklyn salon owner Jessica Richards advises starting the co-washing technique on vacation. “Forget” to pack your shampoo and you’ll be stuck with trying out this hot hair care trend.

Q. I would love to embrace my natural beauty and go sans makeup – but I suffer from embarrassing hyperpigmentation. Can you recommend a product to help even out my skin?

A. Suitable for all skin types, SkinCeuticals Phyto+ boasts an advanced, botanically based formula for lightening the complexion and diminishing the signs of discoloration. Powered by kojic acid and arbutin, this soothing gel works synergistically to improve the appearance of your skin – and is considered a natural alternative to the harsh, chemically derived substance hydroquinone.

Q: The skin on my body gets especially dry when the weather gets cold. Lately, even my thickest body balm hasn’t been enough. Any tips for relieving my dry skin?

A: For especially dry skin, consider first lathering on a hydrating oil – such a coconut or almond oil – over the surface of your skin. After it soaks in, seal in this extra dose of moisture with your favorite body lotion.


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