So I went WO a few months ago. It worked great the first 6-7 weeks. And then I went to the beach. The first day the salt water cleansed my hair a little, which was fine with me. On the second day when I got in the water, there was clear/white stuff floating everywhere. It looked like ground up jellyfish - clear, sticky, and gelatinous. It decided it would attach itself to my hair and make my life hell. No matter how many times I rinsed my hair in the shower it just wouldn't come out! I even used Bronners to no avail. I figured I'd just let it dry and use a fine-tooth comb and a lice comb to get it out. BIG mistake! My hair resembled a large rats nest. It was like having gum all over my hair. I freaked and had to shampoo my hair about 8 times for this crap to come out. I went back to WO from there on, but now I just can't seem to get rid of this waxy build-up. I do a hot water wash on the highest setting my shower head will go, follow with massaging my scalp with a wash cloth, then I comb it with a wide-tooth comb and a finer tooth comb, and finally I do a cold wash on the highest setting. I did this before the beach and it always worked.
I'm afraid I might have reset my hair back to when I used shampoo, and now I'm going through detox again.
Has anything like this happened to anyone else? And how can I deal with all this wax?
Also, I was thinking about getting my hair cut to better manage it. It is now almost to mid-back. I'd like to hack off about 9-10 inches. Is short hair easier to manage than long hair with no-poo?
I'd really appreciate any help because this is driving me INSANE!
- Waxy build-up with WO wash