I’ve not used shampoo since April and I can tell my head is producing less sebum since, but my hair never really seems “clean”, even straight out of the shower. Day two sometimes feels a little better, but then it’s already starting to grease up again…
Some background: I have fine, straight hair (I think non-porous) and I water wash every 4 days so my head has time to get the message before I water wash again. It was very sticky for a while so I clarified about a month ago, which fixed the stickiness but it does seem to have set me back quite a bit. Before there was a part of “new hair” that did way better than my “old” lengths, but that seems to be gone now…
Anyway, in all that time, my hair has never actually felt clean right after a water wash. It’s like I can’t get everything out? I scritch, preen and brush the night before and in the shower and end with cold water.
My goal was to not have to wash every other day and use dry shampoo inbetween so I don’t really want to try to water wash more frequently… Or maybe WO is just not enough for my hair and I should try other options?
Does/did anyone have the same problem? Am I just still in the transition process?
Any experience or tips are welcome as long as I don’t have to go back to washing so much it damaged my hair (and frankly, I was just sick of washing it all the time).