Hi all, I'm new here but I'm desperate for some advice...
About 8 weeks ago I went no 'poo, using BS and ACV rinse 1 x per week and any other time I shower just washing hair with water.
For the first 4 weeks or so, it was TERRIBLE! My hair was so greasy I had to wear a hat or wear it up.
After about 5 weeks it was still greasy but getting better - less greasy at the front and I felt like it was working because my ends felt very soft and I didn't have many split ends, and it was starting to look better. It was also super easy to brush - did not tangle at all even when I used water only. I was amazed that my hair could be tangle free with no shampoo or conditioner. I was also using a boar bristle brush and it seemed to have less build up on it then the beginning.
Weeks 6 and 7, the day of my BS / ACV wash, my hair was FABULOUS! So soft and smooth and shiny! That would last a couple days and then I'd be water washing and by the end of the week I was happy to do the BS again because it was getting greasy. I felt like it was finally working. Still soft ends and no tangles.
Week 8 - my hair has totally regressed! It was yucky all week so I was excited to do BS and ACV Monday morning. I did it and it didn't seem to work! The top of my hair was still greasy, not smooth and shiny like it had been before. The ends feel completely dry and brittle and are SO tangly! I thought maybe I hadn't rinsed the baking soda out right or had used to much ACV or something . So I tried again this morning (Tuesday) and same results.
What is going on???!!! I don't want to give up on this now!
The whole time I've had the same routine - 1 Tblsp BS dissolved in water, pour into hair, massage, rinse. Then a splash of ACV dissolved into water, pour over hair, rinse. 1 x per week and other times water only.
Thanks so much for any help...