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Indian Hemp & Tamanu Co-Wash

with Bamboo, Monoi & Garlic Extract
Fortify & Soften

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Our sulfate-free, color-safe conditioning cleanser preserves the hair's natural oils while gently cleaning to allow for extra hydration.


Squeeze a liberal amount into palms and distribute evenly throughout wet hair. Massage into hair. Rinse well. Repeat if needed. Avoid contact with eyes.

Size and Dimension

12 oz.
2.5 X 2.5 X 6


Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract, Panthenol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Caprylyl Glycol.


In Madagascar, Tamanu Oil is revered for its ultra-moisturizing and softening benefits. Bamboo, a symbol of traditional Chinese values, is high in minerals which helps to fortify the hair. Monoi Oil, a beauty secret from Tahiti, blends with nutrient-rich Garlic Extract to hydrate and soften hair while improving manageability.

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Indian Hemp & Tamanu Co-Wash is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally found the best, healthy shampoo! :-) I've been looking for one year for the perfect healthy shampoo (co-wash), reading reviews from "natural product" bloggers, and spending lots of money on samples, and I've found the ONE! I have fine hair and was concerned at first, the co-wash feels like a conditioner -I was concerned that it would feel greasy on my hair, but not at all. Post wash my hair feels light-weight, absolutely healthy, and smells wonderful. A customer for life!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for versatile hair I love how this co-wash treats my thick hair. I have so many textures in my mane and this helps calm the frizzies and encourages the curl in my thin and wavy hairs. The scent is great and the product is easy to use- only one step in the shower, shaving off about 10 minutes from my hair care routine.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product I've only used it once so far, and it works very well. The smell is nice, it lathers up pretty well, and leaves my hair soft so I can braid or twist my hair without any tangles. Seems to also work well with my leave-in, don't know why some co-washes don't mix well with leave-in conditioners though. Other than that my head has been itching. I don't know if it's because of the product or my hair is just dirty again, though I know people that have also reviewed said it doesn't serve to completely wash your hair which is unfortunate.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soft hair The cowash smells really nice and cleanses my hair without over drying. I use a generous amount to make sure I get a little lather. My hair feels so good! I just have to figure out what products to use afterwards because my Kinky Kurly leave in doesn't seem to mix well. My hair was more poofy than curly. Thus the 4 stars.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL AND EFFECTIVE I have 4c low porosity hair and this left my hair feeling soft, manageable and I had minimal shedding when I detangled. I have tried other cowashes but this one is my hair's soulmate. I will definitely buy more before it goes out of stock.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Co-Wash Ever My hair has never been healthier. It took a minute to get around the learning curve. After thoroughly rinsing my 3c hair, I distribute a 2-quarter size amount throughout my scalp and gently massage it around. Then as I add water, the co-wash starts to froth, not suds. I work the co-wash throughout my hair massaging my scalp and gently working thru the ends - rinse and repeat. This gets my hair thoroughly clean. And it smells so good. Shampoo leaves my hair feeling stripped, dry and matted and it wasn't growing, so I rarely use shampoo (once a month). Since using this co-wash, my hair has been growing healthy and strong. Nubian Heritage: Where is it? I had stocked up before it was discontinued from WF, now I'm all out. And it's not sold on this site. Please don't change the formula, and when can we expect more in stock? Thank you!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Co-wash Like a few of the other reviewer, I have tried every co- wash out there. I love NH body washes and lotions, so I tried this hair product. All I can say is that got my hair super clean, yet so manageable and it smells delish...not to strong. My hair curled right and it looked great after a roller set too. A leave in would be great.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing!!! I just happened to decide to try out co-wash since I heard it was great for curly hair. I was so glad I did! I could run my fingers through my hair!! For those who don't know, when you have curly hair and try to run your fingers through it, it's just not possible, your fingers will get caught in the vortex of knots.
Date published: 2017-03-02
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Can this be used as a leave in conditioner? I used to use (and looove) the Nubian Heritage Grow and Strengthen Herbal Custard, Indian Hemp and Tamanu, but it was discontinued (like most products I like :-/ ).

Asked by: Terry
Hi Terry, Thank you for reaching out to us. This product is meant to be washed out. For a leave in, we recommend the EVOO & Moringa Deep Conditioning Cream;
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2017-05-27

Is the co-wash a shampoo or a conditioner

Asked by: Rosie
The co wash is really meant for people who have natural, curly hair, usually interracial and African American. The reason being is because shampoo can dry out of the hair of someone of color and rob it of its natural oils causing brittle, unmanageable hair. The co wash keeps the oils from being stripped from ones hair follicle while also cleaning the scalp. Its great for people like me who tend to experience dry hair after shampooing and conditioning. For people whose hair builds up grease and oils because of the lack of washing, I do not recommend this product because it will not clean up the oils that you are desperately trying to escape. As for someone like me who is African American, I run to this product to have softer, manageable, and hydrated hair that's not stripped of its natural oils. Trust me,I have used this on my boyfriend who is of Caucasian descent and it made his hair very oily and sticky. Overall I love the product and just buy him the regular shampoo by Nubian heritage to use on his hair. He loves it too. 
Answered by: ReiDiva
Date published: 2017-04-12

Hello,  Are the ingredients of this product organic and cruelty free? 

Asked by: Ahaith
Hi Ahaith, Thank you for reaching out to us. This product is not organic, but what's not in our product is just as important as what is. For over 23 years, we've been proud to manufacture products without potentially harmful synthetic ingredients that may have an impact on our health and our environment. Nubian Heritage products do not contain Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Paraffin, Gluten, Propylene Glycol, DEA, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Petroleum, Triclosan, Synthetic Fragrance or Artificial Color. The brand is cruelty-free and doesn't test on animals.
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2017-03-25

When will this be back in stock - will beauty by zara get this specific product?

Asked by: Neelam
Hi Neelam, Thank you for reaching out to us. This product is currently in stock to purchase on our website now.
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2017-03-06

Do you need a conditioner with this?

Asked by: QueenE
Hi QueenE, Thank you for reaching out to us. A co-wash is a conditioning cleanser, which cleans the hair with out shampoo. This is used for the days you want to skip fully washing your hair. You do not need to use a conditioner with this but you may if you feel you need to.
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2017-02-15

How dose it work on colored hair. Dose it fade it or dose it help the color stay a bit longer?

Asked by: Little Paws
Hello Little Paws, Thank you for reaching out to us. Although, the Indian Hemp & Tamanu Co-Wash is color-safe, the Raw Shea Collection is better for color treated hair. Sincerely, Taylor
Answered by: Taylor
Date published: 2017-04-02

my 3 years old son has curly thick hair in the front and the back is a little thinner from sleeping. Would this help strengthen the hair in the back and promote growth ? My son is biracial and his hair is crazy to say the least.

Asked by: SenkaS
Hello SenkaS, Thanks for your question. That product will do wonders for him.
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-10-25

Can this be purchased on eBay, Amazon or local chain stores on east coasters?

Asked by: Connie
Hello Connie, You have such a wonderful name. Here is our website :
Answered by: Christina
Date published: 2016-09-26
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