With Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage

In this tutorial I discuss the basics of co-washing, along with benefits and drawbacks, and review some products from Dark and Lovely’s Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage line.

Co-Washing with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage collection.

Featured Products:

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Cleansing Conditioner a la crème is paraben, sulfate and silicone free and formulated to cleanse hair without dehydrating it. It is infused with mango seed oil and caramel for moisture, softness and added shine. What I like about products like this Cleansing Conditioner co-wash is that it is specifically formulated as a three-in-one solution. It has properties of shampoo to cleanse and hydrating ingredients necessary for conditioning with tons of slip for easy detangling.

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Curl Defining Crème Glaze has mango oil to keep curls hydrated and soft and bamboo milk for strength. What I love most about this formula is how lightweight it is. There are no parabens or drying alcohols, so I don’t have to worry about my hair drying stiff. This glaze would be best used for wash-n-go styles, finger coils, twist-outs or braid-outs. You can air dry this product or allow your hair to set for a bit, then diffuse with a ceramic blow dryer.

See a review of other products in the Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage line.

You can find this line at several retail outlets such as TargetWalgreens and Walmart, or at

Other products:

Total time:

Total style time was an hour and fifteen minutes.

Keep and care:

To preserve this style, you can sleep in the pineapple, twist sections and pin them or cover your hair with a satin bonnet.

2 Comments to Co-Washing

  1. can i leave in the au naturale cleansing conditioner a La crème

  2. Hi Mo, I love your site and I am a subscriber. I recently just started wearing my hair in the braid-outs twist-outs. My problem is after a day or two my hair gets bushy and draws up and ends up looking like a bird’s nest. Can you recommend any thing that can help. P.S. I am very new to this

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