I’m Caroline and I went cold turkey with no shampoo almost a month ago. I’ve been reading various blogs and read that I should have “clarified” before I started, but I did not. I’ve gone almost 4 weeks using water only — my scalp has a pretty average oil-level, so water only is my goal. Not sure of the exact transition period (I’ve heard 2 weeks to 3 months), but my hair is looking pretty grody right about now. I always wear it up with a headband because the roots are just too gross to wear down.
I just bought a boar bristle brush and am planning to distributing the oil throughout my hair, but I am starting to think I need to start over and wash with a clarifying shampoo? Any tips from you all would be greatly appreciated! 🙂