It's been 9days since I've had my last shampoo, and I'm not about to go running back, but I need to post some stuff that's happening to my hair to see if I can get some help/reassurance.
I have shoulder length, thick wavy blond hair. It's shiny and great on the top, but underneath is dry and wiry. I'm used to shampooing everyday and started to wean myself to every other day for about a month before I started no-poo. That helped, but I couldn't get to every 3days in between, mostly because I love how it is right after a wash.
So now I'm using the Herb Garden Chagrin Valley Shampoo bar and I think my issue is that I'm still washing every other day? I tried baking soda once, and while I got good results, I like to have something that smells good in the shower, it's like therapy in the morning. And I've rinsed with ACV, white vinegar or lemon juice (about 3tbsps in an 500ml water bottle of water). I like the ACV for it's effect on my hair, but again, that stuff is stinky. If I don't do a vinegar rinse it's impossible to comb out without feeling like I'm hurting my hair
So I didn't wash today, just wet my hair down to get rid of the pony tail crease and it dried crispy and combing it out was difficult. So I've turned my hair into a bit of an oil slick now with apricot oil (it's the lightest oil I have in the house) and will wash with the Honey Beer and Egg soap tomorrow I guess.
What's my next logical step to help me love this? I want to grow my hair to bra strap length, and I know it's growing because I've got short hair all the way around my crown from post partum hair loss (which is a whole other frustration itself).
Should I try a deep oil condition with coconut oil (I'm going to have to go out to get something)? Get a boar bristle brush? It would have to be stiff as my hair is very thick... can anyone recommend one online? Try honey?
My main issue is that this seems to be getting complicated, and I really don't have the time for complicated... am I just complicating things?