An Experiment: Condition Wash Condition (CWC) Method

An-Experiment-Condition-Wash-Condition-Hair-Wash-Method-1Despite all the efforts I put into my haircare, I have dry hair ends. A nourishing hair conditioner is a must-have for me, so I’m always on a quest to find that perfect one. A while ago, I was browsing some beauty message boards when discovered a new hair cleansing system, called the Condition – Wash – Condition (CWC) method. The fundamental concept of this routine is to use your conditioner twice: before and after shampooing the hair. That sounded intriguing! I’m all about trying out new ways and methods, so how could I say no to an experiment like this?

How it’s really done:

1. Wet your hair and apply a conditioner all over avoiding your scalp, then leave for 5-15 minutes;
2. Gently rinse your scalp (only!) with shampoo. The key is NOT to use shampoo on hair ends;
3. Apply conditioner again, leave for 5-15 minutes;
4. Rinse hair with warm water;

I did this CWC experiment using John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Hair Conditioner (my favorite at the moment). Before going into the results, I want to describe my hair situation quickly: it’s a fantastic combination of oily roots and dry ends, which forces me to wash it every other day. Also, my hair is not dyed. I have been trying out this method for a few washes now, and, to be honest, don’t see any dramatic changes. Not what a hair mask or some other intense treatment could not manage. The hair feels soft, but it’s still frizzy and dry as usual.

Have you tried the CWC method?


Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger
Inga | Organic Beauty Blogger

I’m Inga, the creator of this online place called Organic Beauty Blogger. Since 2013, I’ve been on a mission to redefine beauty by sharing my insights into the world of green beauty.

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5 years ago

I’m confused. Did you rinse out the conditioner in step 1? If so, it sounds like you may have done the CWC Method incorrectly, and that may be why you didn’t see the results others have raved about. From what I’ve read, you’re supposed to leave the first conditioner in when you start to shampoo your scalp. It protects your ends from the shampoo. The first time you rinse out is after step 2, the shampoo stage. The final conditioner goes in from roots to ends, stays in for up to 5 minutes, then gets rinsed out. If you didn’t… Read more »

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