Have you heard of or tried the "no poo" method? Basically it's where you stop using shampoo (because it strips your hair of natural oils, frizzes it and is filled with chemicals) and you use baking soda and apple cider vinegar in it's place. Sound crazy? Maybe it is, but I've been poo free for nine days now and the "transition period" hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. Here's what my hair looks like today:
I've been using 1 tbsp baking soda dissolved in 1 cup warm water and then 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar in 1 cup warm water every other day. Basically you just pour the baking soda mixture on your roots, scrub and rinse, then repeat with the vinegar on your ends. Once you go "poo free" your hair will go through a transition period where it's still overproducing oil because it's used to shampoo stripping it all of the time. I was only washing my hair every three days before I started so hopefully my transition will be easier. The baking soda has been pretty effective in soaking up the excess oil. It does feel a little bit greasier and heavier than normal, but not really too much. Supposedly your hair gets curlier and fuller once your completely poo free. I hope that's true!! I'll try to post an update every week or so.
Have you heard of or tried the no poo method?