It's now 2 weeks since no poo'ing and I still have no regrets. My hair feels softer and easier to manage. I do use the ACV rinse every day and baking soda rinse every 3rd day.
This week I noticed some changes and have been finding white crumbs coming out of my hair. I don't mean food, it's more like white little sand pebbles. It doesn't happen too often but it's been happening enough that I've noticed how weird it is to find it. Could it be soap residue from my scalp? Or is it dandruff? I have never dealt with dandruff but I would assume that would be more flaky. My hair feels very moisturized, not oily.
Prior to using baking soda I was using Dr. Bronner's in my hair but found that would dry out my hair even more and was needing two conditioners in my hair. After trying two types of leave-in conditioners, I was very disappointed because they only left my hair feeling stiff and clumpy. I usually don't use extra hair products, just the usual wash/rinse routine.
So when I read the benefits of using the ACV rinse I was intrigued to see how my hair would react. The rinse truely softens my hair. As for my natural leave-in conditioners, they are sitting in my linen closet amongst the other products I no longer use. It's quite sad really, the amount of money I was dishing out for something that wasn't right for my hair. Maybe I'll need it, maybe not. I know I'm not ready to get rid of them though, I'm not sure why. That fear factor of someday I'll need it, but will I really?