Mediocre water quality and WO
I think I finally understand what you guys mean by "waxy." My hair doesn't look or feel greasy. It actually still looks ok. But over the last few days, it just feels... well, waxy.
Methods aimed at getting rid of just scalp oil don't work. I'm pretty sure it's mineral build-up.
So, I'm thinking a single pass with a shampoo bar once or twice a month will be it. I'm still a little wary of BS after my first terrible experience with it. And really, as long as it's not a detergent like regular 'poo, then I'm still sticking to my goal.
My scalp already seems to have more or less stopped over-producing oil, but there's no getting around my mediocre water quality.
I'm thinking the shampoo bar and then honey for the lengths to give them back some moisture.
But it's still really damn cool that my oil production has dropped so dramatically in the past month. I used to be a greaseball after just 3 days. I went 2 straight weeks of no-cheating WO twice a week with very little greasiness before I started feeling the build-up, and that's with a transitioning scalp. Maybe I can go longer with more time, or find something else that works well.
But I already tried a couple things, so I don't want to freak out my scalp again like I did the first week. I'm just going to do what I know will work.
Any other suggestions for methods of getting rid of build-up? I am also a little bit worried the honey will lighten my dark hair if I use it regularly. But, I have it on-hand, and it should work.