Hi fellow no-poo’ers!
Making the best out of a terrible situation, i’ve embraced the confinement due to COVID and decided to try no poo. I have thin and straight hair, and it got oily instantly. I washed it every other day, but the truth is, by noon on the second day, it was very very oily already.
I’m in 7 weeks now, and so far have only used water to rinse my hair, like 2 or 3 times per week. For the first two weeks I looked (and felt) like a walking fryer. It also got very itchy but that could be helped with a water rinse.
Right now my hair is still oily, but it’s okay when i wear it up. I’m not ashamed to go out in public (which i definitely was for the first two weeks). Bu honestly, I expected it to be back to its natural state by now.
My question is whether this is normal, and if I should stick to water only (maybe more frequently?) or try another washing method (rye flour or something else). I would like to avoid the baking soda as I’m afraid that will undo the past 7 weeks because it is quite agressive (PH level). And let’s face it, there’s no way I want to go through all of that again.
Thank you for your insights!