Wellnessmama has some ideas for homemade/no shampoo
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I've been using a water only routine for a month and a half or so, and it's great. It looked kinda greasy when wet at first, but good when dry.
After getting a boar bristle brush, it doesn't look greasy when wet either, so seems to be working just fine for me.
My hair isn't that long though, so that factors in as well, I assume.
Bearcat, wow, love that website, thx for posting.
You're welcome . It is a good one - I originally found MDA through one of her links. Together they are a pretty great combination
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I like the Chagrin Valley shampoo bars.
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How I Wash My Dreadlocks - YouTube . I hope it's an option for you as well since essential oils and baking soda are harmless on the hair. Best of luck!
I use Dr. Bronner's with baking soda. I put a little of both in my hands and lather it up, and use just on my scalp. It works pretty well. I also noticed that Dr. Bronner's, by itself, made my hair "oily"--the word sticky would also describe it. But, adding the baking soda did the trick for me. I have long, fine, curly hair.
Baking soda added to the dilution or to the shampoo seems to soften up the thing and make it gentle for the hair..Baking soda rules. LOL
Betty, I have been using Dr. Bronners in my hair for years and never had this problem UNTIL I used it in a home without a water softener. I discovered that without the sulfates it was the mixture of the soap not being fully rinsed out and the minerals in the hard water. Solution was to rinse with vinegar. It was kinda a pain, but it took care of the problem. Thankfully I only had to put up with it for a month. I'm big into running my hands through my hair and not being able o do that was driving me insane! Hope this helps!