Well.. as the subject says, I gave in. I've been trying to go no poo for about 3 months now. Here's the back story.. I have fine, slightly wavy oily hair. I've not been able to do WO yet since I can't seem to transition although ultimately I'd love to get to that point. I work a job that does not allow me to wear a hat to work, so coming to an office job with excessively gross hair for me is just not an option. I've been trying to go as long as possible between washes with BS and ACV but so far that is only about 2 or 3 days at most. So that being said, I had noticed that my hair texture was a lot better than it had ever been on normal shampoo and conditioner, but I missed all the nice shampoo smells. I also noticed that the AVC was making my scalp smell funky, maybe I was using too much of it.. not sure yet, I'll have to experiment.
So a couple of days ago I gave in and washed my hair with shampoo. Well... right away I noticed a huge difference in texture, and not in a good way. My hair feels so gross now, it's light, no body, has no texture, looks terrible, I can't do anything with it. I guess I needed to do that to reinforce what I had been doing to begin with. The reason I started the no poo was mostly for the environment and for my own health after realising all the crap that goes into the stuff and probably gets (partially at least) absorbed into my scalp. Well I'm going right back to my BS and AVC. I just need to find a way to incorporate some fragrance in it... possibly some essential oils??