I have been shampoo free for 8 months now. I used BS once a week. I tried using ACV with it for the first 3 months, but I noticed it made my hair gummy, so I stopped using the ACV. I have been playing around with different formulations to try and find the best combination for my hair, but I haven't had much luck. Right now I only wash with BS once a week. However, my hair is super oily after only 2 days. Yes, I brush with a natural bristle brush, but honestly, that doesn't seem to help at all. My hair smells disgusting after about 4 days. I tried doing just a super hot water rinse mid-week, but that hasn't helped at all, my hair is still oily. And then there is the scalp itch....I don't scratch but it is awful. The itch has made my scalp sensitive so that when I do my weekly BS washing, my entire scalp has a slight stinging sensation as though I have been scratching the heck out of it (but haven't). Then there are the tangles....my hair is just not seeming to transition at all, even after 8 months. It is not soft, it has no volume, it tangles and still feels kind of sticky - not as gummy as when I used the ACV, but still sticky so that it always has tangles, even right after I brush it. I tried adding in a conditioner but that doesn't help at all either. The only positive I can find with my hair right now is that I don't have to wash it every day. But since I can only use BS once a week, I am not sure it is worth it right now. I think I'd rather wash my hair every day and be oil free, stinky-free, tangle free with lost of volume every day of the week as opposed to crappy looking hair for 6 days out of the week. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts?