Tomorrow I will be no-pooing for 7 weeks. I like it so far for various reasons: great with my stingy budget, added some volume to my short/fine hair, and gives me loads of more time with not doing my hair. Unfortunately I seem to get so greasy so fast its discouraging.
My routine is: Sundays I travel to my moms house (she has a water softener) to wash my hair with a BS mixture (1 tbspn/cup water), ACV (same as BS), and finish off with a green tea rinse. I only do that once a week, and on Wednesdays I WO in my hard water apartment (but I have a filter that helps with chlorine and "other minerals") I have been doing this religiously for 7 weeks straight and by the Wednesday that I WO my hair is so crazy greasy that the WO barely helps hide it.
I HAVE TRIED:
Boiling the water I put in my mixtures (BS, ACV, Green Tea) . That got rid of my waxy feeling from my hard water instantly.
The boar bristle brush. It seems to not work as well as I thought it would, and I try to brush as much as a can with with it (cleaning it after each time I use it)
Using less Vinegar . Some people suggested in other posts that the ACV can add to greasiness and I've lessened it but I've seen no difference.
Various DIY Dry Shampoos. I've read a few blogs suggesting cocoa powder or cornstarch to help with some but it really doesn't help, it helps hide some grease but my hair still needed to be put in a pony tail/bun.
I've tried so many things and I guess by 7 weeks I was hoping that I could go maybe 4-5 days before I would have to resort to the pony tail/bun. Instead I'm going 2 days hair down and 5 days hair up. My transition period seems never ending...
I'm traveling to Europe soon and I was hoping to stick to my routine, but they only have hard water where I'm going. Does anybody have any suggestions? Help is much appreciated, thanks!