For me, "preening" means a short scalp massage, and then using my fingers and/or BBB (boar's bristle brush) slowly from scalp to ends throughout my hair. I have to use the BBB once on the inside of my hair and then once on the outside b/c it's so thick!
Every now and then, I want to throw in the towel b/c I've gotten out of the daily de-tangle & preen thing (b/c daggumit, I've gotten so used to doing almost nothing to care for my body that I actually get the idea I can do NOTHING!) and grease builds up, but even if I did quit, I'd go to BS/ACV, never again shampoo. BS/ACV gives me nearly the same results as shampoo in sheen without totally losing the body, and of course, without chemicals and much cheaper.
SophieScreams, DH does no-poo with short hair. It was even easier for him than for me. He used to wash his hair with water daily, simply bc he couldn't imagine not taking a daily shower, but he doesn't even do that most days anymore.
5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
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