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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 4.3 out of 5 by 25.
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 3 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product, Terrible Dispenser The product itself is fantastic. My hair thick, frizzy, dry. I've used a couple of shampoo/conditioner combos in my life and I quickly gave up on them because the conditioning aspect of them was barely there. Basically, they all felt like I had just shampooed my hair, not conditioned it. This is the first product that feels like I'm deeply conditioning it. I love it! HOWEVER... the bottle they put this in is so wide, it is extremely difficult to squeeze the product out. I know they are trying to make their product stand out from the crowd, but the reason traditional shampoo and conditioner bottles exist is because they work. This one doesn't work. It hurts my hand. I really want to keep using this product and I really hope they change the packaging. So, 5 stars for the product, 1 star for the bottle.
Date published: 2018-07-27
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 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 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 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 Curls Poppin'!!! I'm Afro-Latina and I have 4b/4c hair. I've been a part of the "natural" hair movement for about 2.5 years, but I've only recently tried to really get into taking care of my natural hair. I'm constantly trying to find hair vloggers with my hair textures that use natural products. I came across this brand in a health store and after checking the ingredients and reviews, I decided to try it. NEVER have I been so happy with a co wash in my life!!! It instantly moisturized my hair and brought my curls to life!
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I used to love this product. Nubian Heritage has recently made huge changes to their ingredients, becoming far less "natural" and this co-wash isn't nearly as good as it once was. Whole Foods pulled their entire line...I guess the new ingredients are the reason? Total bummer.
Date published: 2017-11-27
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Is the co-wash a shampoo or a conditioner

Asked by: Rosie
I am Caucasian and have curly hair (wavy in some areas, but thick and curly overall). I have been using this as a shampoo and I absolutely love it. It works far better for me than using a shampoo and then a conditioner, which always leaves my scalp irritated and my hair dry and rough. With this, my hair is smooth, soft, shiny, and easy to manage. I was sceptical the first time I used it because I expected it to lather and rinse like regular shampoo. It feels much more like conditioner. I work it into my scalp and roots, then through to my ends. Then I rinse it out thoroughly.
Answered by: Curlyang
Date published: 2018-04-28

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

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: 2018-10-12

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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