no it is not at all! i used to co wash and i have been washing my hair with baking soda followed by vinegar occasionally. it works great and after a while your hair will regulate itself. just make sure you dilute them with water. i use one tbsp of apple cider vinegar diluted in eight ounces of water. you may need more or less depending on your hair type. if your feels dry stop using baking soda, and if need apply a few drops of a natural oil to your ends and that's that.

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LP: SM RSB, Dr. B's
CO: SM RSB, SM SFC, Tresemme Naturals, CJ A&O
LI: a CO, Baptism Rinse, KCKT
Sealers: SM Elixir, an oil, JC N&S
Masks: SM Masks, CJ Rehab, CJ Repair Me
Stylers: *just CO usually
SM TGM, KCCC, FSG, Aloe, Ecostyler
Co-wash: NH IH&T or Lemon-Aid
Clarify: Lemon-Aid, ACV, Amla, Shikikai, Bentonite

And lots of different oils to seal/pre-poo

BC #2: 10/2/13
2c/3a/3b w/ loose botticellis, whirls and curls,
Coarse,High Porosity;CG since 2007