Week 4 was tough. I am going to spare you the details, but I will just say that things were ugly, literally. At the very end of week 4 I decided to give in and try the notorious egg wash. You had a hint of that if you read my Not Me a couple weeks ago. (Yes, despite KimC’s warning I still ended up with bits of cooked egg in my hair.) I mixed 2 eggs with some lemon juice (use white vinegar if you don’t have blond hair), poured the mixture over my hair and rinsed well. It was exactly what my hair needed. It got rid of all the excess oil and my hair was clean and shiny once again.
Since then it has been smooth sailing and I have had clean, shiny, non-shampooed, wavy hair. I have even discovered how to put my hair up before bed so that I have nice, non-flattened curls in the morning as opposed to having to rinse and allow my hair to air dry EVERY morning.
Here’s the routine that is working for me. I rinse my hair thoroughly in the shower and really scrub my scalp. Then I use conditioner, finger brushing it through my hair and don’t rinse. When I’m done I scrunch it with a towel, apply some gel and allow to air dry. I am not and have not used any baking soda or vinegar and I’m still not using a brush.