I’m afraid I spoke a bit hastily last week. Success was too strong a word. My hair does seem to be improving, but it’s still very oily.
I had used the egg/lemon juice mixture on Wednesday morning, and when last Saturday rolled around my hair was still feeling pretty clean. I forgot that it had only been 72 hours, and failed to give enough credit to the power of the egg shampoo. Now, 7 days later, we’re still having some significant oiliness. It doesn’t look like Week 2, but it also doesn’t look like success. I didn’t use egg at all this week. I’m going to hold off on the egg for a bit and see how things progress.
On the bright side, the fact that my hair still looked and felt clean 72 hours after an egg shampoo represents a tremendous change for the better! I may not be done with the adjustment period, but I’m still very encouraged.
Photos? I don’t know…my hair still stays up or braided. You won’t see a difference unless I let it down, and I’m not ready to do that.
On a related topic, I stopped using facial cleansers when I stopped using shampoo. My oily-but-sensitive skin was always uncomfortably tight after cleaning, then shiny and oily again within an hour or two. Moisturizers didn’t seem to help.
But when I started washing with just warm water and a cloth, the results were very different. I’ve never had good skin – large pores and 10 years of adolescent acne – but I can honestly say it has never looked better. I’ve had no acne, far less oil, and it’s softer and smoother than ever. The change in my skin has actually encouraged me to persevere with my hair.