I looked through the tags and read all the 'just starting out' posts but I'm still a little unsure of what's going wrong.
I have shoulder-length, medium density/thinning hair.
I wash (daily) with the standard pre-mixed BS wash in warm water (we don't have hard water) using a squirt bottle to work just the roots and letting it set in my hair for a few minutes. Then I rinse with cold water. I don't use ACV. After the shower I gently towel dry, then blow dry and lightly flat iron.
From day one to today 3 weeks later my hair consistency hasn't changed except when I've added an ACV rinse (then it gets worse). It's still sticky, stiff, heavy, easy to tangle (which is doubly weird as when I get out of the shower I have NO tangles), and doesn't hold style- even the minor 'just flip under a little!' that I do in the morning.
I don't have the option to not wash my hair every day as I work reception and I can't put it up in a pony tail on bad hair days b/c of breakage. I skip washing on weekends but that doesn't seem to make much of a difference.
I'm happy to stick it out until it gets better but I'm just wondering if there's something I'm doing wrong in my process that is preventing it from improving.
- Week 3 problems