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
Co-wash: NH IH&T
CO: SM RSB, SM SFC
LI: a CO, KCKT
Sealers: an oil, SM Elixir, JC N&S
DC: SM Masques (the vegan ones), DIY
Stylers: *just CO usually; KCCC, FSG, Aloe
Clarify: ACV, Lemon-Aid

Oils to seal, RO, and/or pre-poo as needed

2c/3a/3b Coarse,High Porosity
CG since 2007