Well, in Chinese tradition after childbirth the new mother isn't allowed to wash her hair for a month. I can say from experience that it feels really yucky. Don't miss that at all. However, I have recently stopped using soap on my body and hair. I just brush my skin and use honey + neem powder to wash my hair. My hair IS greasier, but I do believe in the long run, it will be stronger and healthier.
I tried using this very natural shampoo that uses only plants with natural saponins for cleansing. I tried it for a few weeks and boy was my hair greasy, dirty, and stinky! It didn't wash anything out and only added to the grime. Not a pretty picture! lol!
Chiron, I have rinsed with ACV....WOW!!! My hair is clean! & shiny! & the acv makes my scalp feel fresh....however....my hair is long & combing it out with just using acv as a rinse is QUITE time consuming....ideas? Now I do the ACV rinse occasionally...
wombat, I confess I am still using conditioner! :-(
Mine is not so long, but it's too long to be simple, and very tangly.
I would like to know too. There must be herbs that are good. hmm. Once I made a strong infusion of fresh rosemary (it turned a beautiful claret colour) and that worked really well as a rinse. It took care of dry scalp, and made the hair soft and silky. That I did not rinse out. It stayed in. I should make some more...
I wonder if something like slippery elm would work as a detangler? Also when I squeeze out my chamomille tea bag, its a little slippery. I have also soaked buckwheat before and it has a real slimy texture when you pour off the water. I think fennel has a slimy texture too. I guess it wouldn't hurt to soak them and see what would happen if you rinse your hair with the soak water. ??