So I started doing the no 'poo method back in March, and for about 3 weeks did the baking soda/ACV routine, and I loved how defined my curls were, until I started getting really waxy looking hair and my friends were begging me to wash my hair. It was to the point where I would sleep in a shower cap because my hair felt disgusting and I couldn't deal with the transition period anymore.
I then switched over to a shampoo/conditioner bar by Soapworks and was really liking the results with that, but experienced some frizz, so I started using Suave Tropical Coconut conditioner (a fellow CG recommended that), and I would alternate between the Soapworks bar and a peppermint & jojoba bar by J.R. Liggett and still used the conditioner.
Initially, I was losing a lot less hair (I was losing quite a bit of hair) but lately, I am losing more hair again, and the past few weeks, I've developed some dandruff or mild psoriasis on my scalp, as well as the feeling of the oily/waxy buildup again.
I went back to the BS/ACV today when I washed, and the curls look great again, but my hair feels gross. And when I straighten it once in a while, that's when you can really feel all of the buildup, but I'm not using any products except what I wash and condition my hair with!
Anyone have any recommendations? I'm so close to going back to traditional shampoo just so my hair doesn't feel so oily and gunky! I have also tried doing conditioner only and that was a hot mess as my hair never really rinsed it all out, and if I try water only in between washes (I wash every 2-3 days), it's nothing but oily/greasy and I need to wear a hat
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
PS-I am a 3A/3B with hair a little below my shoulders