Back on track. So according to this blog (and other sources I read) you only wash your hair every so many days (not very often) with a baking soda water solution and "condition" your hair with an apple cider vinegar water solution. To start this process you have to let your hair get oily. I was sick with a cold so it was the perfect time. I let it go about 5 days without washing and let it get good and oily. It was sort of like I dipped my head in a vat of melted butter. However, it didnt smell anywhere near as yummy. That first wash was amazing. I appiled that "shampoo" and my hair was really slippery getting all the gunky build-up off. and when dried looked really shiny and soft to the touch.
So doing this type of hair care you aren't supposed to ever use shampoo and conditioner. I tested this hair method out and it worked fine the first two or three times but over the course of a month it stopped working. My hair was being super oily and wouldn't get clean. I tried changing up the ratios of the solutions and NOTHING. It was really frustrating to me. I was really hoping that I could get away from using so many extra and unnecessary and possibly harmful things on my hair. But NO. Didn't work for me. One thing though- I will probably use this solution on my hair once a month or so just to de-gunk my hair. I should say though that I do not use product in my hair. I also don't use heat on my hair. I think I only blow dry my hair about 4 times a year. I have read a lot about it being great for people with curly hair, making it less dry. So if you have curly hair I would say give it a try.
Here are some before pictures. Look at that greasy rats nest!
Here are the after pics. So much shinier and cleaner. Thank goodness. Too bad this wasn't something I could stick to.