I've been no 'pooing since August. I've had some ups and downs...but never a full on greasy stage. Lately I've had some dandruff issues, so I added brown sugar to my BS and rinsed my hair with 1/2 cup white vinegar mixed with a 1/2 cup of water before using the BS and brown sugar. Afterwards, I would spray with ACV as usual.
This worked fine for a couple of weeks but lately, I've been having issues with an itchy scalp and painful bumps around my hair line. The last time I did it, I put my hair up in twists for the day. When I took them out, I had dandruff so bad I could SEE it!!! Of course this would happen right before I get together with family for the holidays. I freaked out and washed my hair with Head and Shoulders.
Since I did that, it's not as bad, but I don't know if I'm ready to give up on the no 'poo altogether. I like how inexpensive it is and I can't bear the thought of paying an arm and a leg for a natural shampoo. Any suggestions on what I can do to get rid of the dandruff?
My normal hair recipe: I use 1 tbsp of BS in 1 cup of water. When I added the brown sugar, I added 1 tbsp with the BS in the water. I use a spray bottle of ACV and water.
Also, I just checked our water softener and discovered it's about empty. Could this be a contributing factor to my problem?