I just wanted to post a quick update of how my hair is doing without shampoo. It has been about two and a half weeks so far, and my hair is way less gross than it was last week. I washed my hair once with baking soda and put apple cider vinegar in it as conditioner about a week ago. You can read about that little adventure here.
After that hair wash my hair was feeling extra gross. It did not help that I stayed up all night afterwards dancing at a Halloween party, so it was pretty sweaty, disgusting and, worst of all, smelly. I decided to give the baking soda wash a second try, even though it was so soon. The second time around I used less baking soda and less vinegar. I was worried my hair would be dried out after two baking soda washes in two days, but my hair was gorgeous!!! There were still a few small greasy patches in random places, but other than that it was soft and shiny.
Since that wash almost a week ago, my hair hasn't changed much. It looks slightly dirtier, but not nearly as bad as it did after the first week of no shampoo! The amazing part is that there is almost no grease at my roots. My hair is not super shiny and healthy looking yet, but I no longer look like a greaseball every day.
While my hair isn't perfect yet, I think after 2.5 weeks I am almost out of the woods. My hair is incredibly soft right now even though it doesn't look great. Hopefully in another week or two it will be shiny and perfect!
That's it for my update, I'm sorry there are no pictures in this post. I didn't really see the point at this stage, my hair just looks like hair.