Been using Baking Soda and ACV for a while. Trying conditioner without success

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So for about 6 months I've been using baking soda with a few drops of dr bronners liquid castille soap. I mixed it with a little bit of water, scrubbed my scalp, let it sit for a moment and rinse. Then I'd use dilluted apple cider vinegar as a rinse.

After a bit of a transition, I only wash my hair like this twice a week. I wasn't greasy or frizzy, but was kinda poofy and I didn't feel like I had a style because I was paranoid of using products. I'd like to find a way to show off my natural curls, so now I'm trying to transition to a curly girl method.

So this week I started with my normal bs and acv wash and then cowashed with vo5 conditioner every other day or so (along with plopping and only brushing in the shower). My hair has become very flat, stringy and greasy feeling. My hair feels wet for the entire day. I'm really not feeling it.

Am I doing something completely wrong? I know a lot of people have a transition phase, but I feel like I already did that since I've been sulfate and cone free for 6 months. Help!

If it is relevant, I think my hair is 2b. I think low porosity? I'm not sure on that. I let a few pieces of hair sit in water and it immediately sat on the surface of the water and did not sink.
My hair is very different than yours...but I would say your cleaning method is way too harsh and your conditioning is not nearly enough. Just an impression, tho. BS and ACV are supposed to be used occasionally. Not every day. And V05 (which one?) is super lightweight. It feels slippery so you think you are getting a good condition but in the long you (I) realize you're not.
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My hair is very different than yours...but I would say your cleaning method is way too harsh and your conditioning is not nearly enough. Just an impression, tho. BS and ACV are supposed to be used occasionally. Not every day. And V05 (which one?) is super lightweight. It feels slippery so you think you are getting a good condition but in the long you (I) realize you're not.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
Thanks for responding, even though I'm pretty late to reply

I don't use baking soda every day. I probably end up doing it twice a week. That part has been going alright for the past 6 months or so. I can try switching to a sulfate free shampoo now that there's more available that aren't so expensive. It just doesn't feel like that's the part I'm having problems with.

I've tried two different conditioners and each one I use just seems to sit in my hair after I've rinsed it out. Everything just feels really greasy. When I don't use a conditioner, things are just fine.

I'm trying the plopping thing. It looks nice, but it takes FOREVER. Trying to stick with that, but in winter it kinda blows.

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