I recently started my No-Poo journey - about a month ago. My hair feels great and looks great. However, I noticed there was some sticky-looking dust type stuff on my brush. It was an older brush, so I didn't think much of it, I just threw it out and got a new comb and bristle brush. Then, I realized that the residue was coming from my hair. After combing and bristle-brushing, the residue is in side the bristles every time. My scalp is a little itchy too, but it doesn't look like dandruff - it's not flakes, it's more build up (and I have never had issues with dandruff before).
I have been doing the Baking Soda (paste) and ACV (spray bottle). I thought maybe I wasn't washing the Baking Soda out enough and it was building up, so last night I didn't use Baking Soda at all and there was still build up this morning. I stopped using hair products the past few days. I did use ACV spray on the ends last night, but I feel like the residue is more coming from the top. Could it be from my water? (I live in an old apartment in the city?)
I have a picture of my comb I will try to attach, to give an idea of what this residue looks like! It almost looks like grey dust gunk? (lol that's the best way to describe it). My hair does feel a little gross at the top, but not "oily" per say. I do have very thick hair, so it may be holding stuff? I really don't know what is causing it? Any ideas???