Hi everyone! I'm new to no-'poo and I've been shampoo-free for about a week and a half.
My hair is shoulder-length, wavy, fine but thick, and really, really dry. My scalp is dry too. In my shampoo days, I had to use a shampoo+conditioner, conditioner, then a leave-in conditioner just to make it manageable. Even then it was still frizzy.
Maybe because of this dryness I only had a 3-4 day transition period. My hair is not really greasy at all. I was loving no-'poo (and my husband even loved the look and smell of my hair) until a couple of days ago when I got that great waxy build-up on my hair and brush.
This is really stubborn waxy stuff. I had already tried the BS wash (plus a couple drops of tea tree oil for my dry itchy scalp) followed by ACV rinse, to no avail. Then I read a method on here that seemed to work for everyone: BS, scrub the heck out of your hair, then rinse with green tea. Still I have the build-up; actually it is getting worse and my hair is becoming very dry and coarse on top of it. This stuff seems to ignore all the ways I'm trying to wash it!
Has anyone else had a chronic waxy build-up problem? Am I missing something? We have soft water here so that is not a problem.
- Very stubborn waxy buildup