I have to admit: this is getting old. Most of my daughters had no problem at all making the switch away from shampoo, but I sure did. I know my hair is still adjusting, but it seems to be getting oily faster again. Maybe it’s the hot weather. I shelled out a few bucks for a boar bristle brush in the hopes that it would help distribute the natural oils, but I was hasty and bought the first & cheapest one I found. It’s far too soft for my hair, so I don’t expect it to do anything at all for my scalp.
I washed my hair with egg and lemon juice again, but my hair only felt clean for 2 days instead of 3 or 4 like last time.
It seems harder and harder to thoroughly distribute baking soda through my hair, and my scalp is feeling a bit icky. Ack! Dandruff!
I’m not ready to quit, but this is a bit discouraging. I’m perfectly happy with my hair up in a clip all the time – it’s my normal hairstyle – so I only really notice when I take it down at night. It feels good not to be a slave to a daily shampoo, and I know my scalp and hair are probably healthier for the change, but at the same time I miss my soft and swishy hair – especially when I’m surrounded by so many soft and swishy heads.
I could really use a few words of encouragement from others who gave up shampoo and persisted through a long and oily adjustment period.