I am new to this community, so this question may have been addressed before. If that's the case, I'm sorry!
Anyways, I have been no-poo for about two months now. Overall, it's going really great. Here are my concerns though, hopefully some of you could help me out! :)
-My hair still gets quite greasy/oily in between washes, and I'm just wondering if my regimen might have anything to do with that. I'm afraid to go more than three days without washing it with a Baking Soda/Water mix because of how oily it is. I even use Batiste Dry Shampoo in between washes but my hair still feels.. gross. I have a VERY oily complexion, so I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it.
-Before starting no-poo, my hair was relatively healthy. Aside from getting super oily after 1 day and having to wash it every single day, my ends looked pretty darn great! Some split ends, but nothing major at all. Well, now my hair has started getting A LOT more split ends.. I have never seen the ends of my hair look like this before. I also have TONS of those little white dots/weak spots, where if you pull at the hair it just breaks off right there. I had them before.. but no where near the degree of how bad they are now. And this isn't something that I noticed as soon as I started no-poo. It's something that has progressively gotten worse as I have continued with the no-poo regimen. Oh, and my last hair cut was right before I stopped washing with shampoo.. so that's not the problem.
Maybe I'm using too much Baking Soda? Is this a normal result of using too much BS? I ONLY apply it to my roots, but maybe just from it running down my ends it is still stripping them? I don't know, this is all speculation. I use 1 tbsp (it might be a little more.. I kind of wing it) to 1 cup of water. And then I use about 1 tbsp (again, probably a little more than 1 tbsp) white vinegar to 1 cup water.
Overall I am very happy with how no-poo has been working out for me. My hair is definitely shinier and softer.. my fly-away's have calmed down and I haven't had as much frizziness. But I really would like to be able to go more than 2 days without washing with BS/WV.
Maybe I should try just rinsing with water in between washes? I tried this once before when I was first starting no-poo and it was absolutely horrible. My hair felt and looked incredibly disgusting. And that made me feel gross as a whole.
And the split ends/breakage is really starting to concern me.. I NEVER blow-dry my hair, and it's once in an extremely rare blue moon that I even straighten it. I don't towel dry.. nothing. I try and brush it with a boar bristle brush before bed and in the morning to spread the sebum down my hair. My hair also gets super tangled throughout the day.. once I brush it, it feels sooo much softer. I mean it's a pretty big difference from before to after. Could this be causing some of the breakage too though?
Thanks so much in advance!
- Split ends/breakage