I like my black hair too much to give it up, so if there is no feasible way to maintain the hair color and the no-poo method, I won't even try. However it would be a letdown because I do very much want to switch to the no poo method.
I was wondering if it would be possible, if not better to (after processing) thoroughly rinse the dye out of my hair and only use the vinegar solution, OR maybe use water only to get rid of the dye, and then no-poo the next day or a couple days later with very diluted solutions?
P.S. I just moved to the Northern California area, so the water is very soft. Also, I use a paraban-free shampoo and conditioner, and my hair has medium-thickness and tends to be on the oily side.