Back to beauty school: Co-washing

By Jacqui Loates-Haver

Do you need to add 'co-washing' to your hair washing routine? Photo / iStock
Do you need to add 'co-washing' to your hair washing routine? Photo / iStock

Short for "conditioner-only washing" these hybrid hair cleansers are particularly good for coarse and curly hair. The non-lathering formulas are gentle and don't strip oil or colour out, nor do they raise the hair cuticle, so the hair strands are left smooth. But, the long and short of it is that people with fine hair may find this method leaves their locks too flat and oily.

Do: use more than you would with a traditional shampoo and really massage it into the scalp, then use a little more for the ends.

Don't: use conditioner as well. Or grease will be the word.

1. R+Co Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner $48
2. Redken Genius Wash $40
3. Lush Avocado Co-Wash $17.50

Canvas loves

Gucci Bamboo Eau de Toilette, 50ml $120

Lighter than the original, this elegant scent opens with citrus notes of mandarin and orange blossom, drying down to a heart of jasmine and lily, with hints of amber and sandalwood. Tres chic.

Made for sharing

Sukin Coffee & Coconut Energising Body Scrub, $17.50

This divine-smelling scrub is just the ticket for a bit of get-up-and-go on a gloomy winter morning. Free from sulphates and parabens, it's packed with coconut oil, vitamin E and caffeine, which helps tone and improve skin circulation.

You beauty

Ryan Hoffman, Warriors captain

"I drink buffalo milk. It's got 10 per cent more protein than regular milk and tastes much better. Aside from muscle health, protein helps keep your skin, hair and nails looking tip-top."

- Canvas

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