So I have been CO washing and using only sulfate free and silicone free conditioners. My hair, especially at the roots, is so sticky and heavy. I can't even run my fingers through it! I am using VO5 clarifying conditioner for Cowashing (silicone and sulfate free), then L'Oreal sulfate and silicone free conditioner for after my cowashing to detangle.
Then only a Herbal essence gel (silicone free).

I thought my hair just needed some clarifying, so I did the Baking soda and vinegar rinse last week. My hair felt great after that, kinda dry, but much improved. Now today, I just did my first CoWash since then and the sticky, heavy feel is back! Just after 1 co wash!! Helpppppppp!
I am a newbie. I think I am a 2b. I have been blowdrying and straightening my hair for the last 15 years. Trying to embrace the REAL ME.