I’m seriously having the best luck with this!
My hair is starting to come out of the cotton-ball spider web, straw/hay stage.
I haven’t attempted a full brush yet however. I hope I don’t start forming dreadlocks. I just couldn’t brush it with the type of brush I had when it was so hay-like. I was ripping more hair off then I was untangling. I hear that a boar bristle brush really helps with this process because it is gentle and does not snag. Plus, it is great for redistributing your hair’s natural oils from the roots to the ends.
I have also been spraying my hair with a tad bit of diluted 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. I think I got a little carried away though, still coming down from a panic attack about how light my hair started to look. I am going to switch to a chamomile conditioner now…along with my ACV rinse.
I have not had a problem with greasiness. I’m going to start waiting longer between washes now. I was only doing every other day. Let’s see if I can make it ’til Thursday without looking like a greasball!
Here are some tips I’ve learned since I started:
1. I have the best luck with putting 2 tablespoons of Baking Soda in about 2 cups of water and putting it in a squeeze bottle. (preferably one with a pointed tip–this is working great for specifically targeting the roots)
2. I have heard that your baking soda/water solution is at the right amount when it feels slippery or slimy in your hands. If you have hard water, this could take more baking soda. For me, it only takes about 1 tablespoon for it to feel slippery because of the softness of Portland’s water.
3. If you can’t brush it–don’t. You’ll just break your ends.
4. Never brush your hair when it is wet. It snags more.
5. If you are paranoid your head smells like Apple Cider Vinegar, it’s really only you that can smell it. I could have sworn I was walking around smelling like salad dressing but my hubs said he couldn’t smell it!