Hey guys, newbie here with one (badly mixed I suspect) no poo wash behind me.
I have very fine straight hair, which goes flat and boring very easily, I am hoping no poo might make a difference to this! I used to get better (like fuller and more bouncy) hair by washing it without using conditioner, but then it did go quite dry. Might have just been the amount of bleach I used to put on, though...
I dye it with this http://www.livecolor.co.uk/livecolorxxl/uk/en/home/our-products/color-xxl/47-plum-perfection.html
every couple of months and am not planning on stopping, although I might think about switching back to henna in a while. I used to have good results with it, but it's a massive ballache doing it, and I have a small child that means I have very little time!
I have a couple of questions to run by you lot.
First off, before my last (no poo) wash, my hair was all tied up in double ended dreads for a month and a half, so I didn't wash it for that time. (It’s clean and non smelly and that, being braided keeps it tight and clean, honest) Does this make any difference to anything? I was kind of hoping that it might mean my transition period is less, because there's less shampoo build up in there, but I have no idea if this makes sense.
In general, because there is a transition period, how do you tell if you're doing it right? I get nervous when I just have to carry on doing something and hope it turns out ok! But I will, if I have to!
I looked through a couple of dyed hair tags on here and saw people have quite a bit of success washing the hair dye out without using shampoo, is this a good idea? And if I do use shampoo to wash it out, does it reset the whole transition period? I don't want to be doing this every 2 months, obviously, it'll be rubbish and pointless!
At the moment I am using the basic some BS and then some ACV rinse. How long before I can tell if it is working? There seem to be all kinds of complicated things you can do, and I am getting a bit confused with everything.
Thanks for reading down this far, I know these are probably all really basic questions but it is hard to parse through everything on my own, and I don't know anyone else doing it.