Originally Posted by justgreen
All that baking soda on your scalp probably has it a bit confused. The scalp is probably in hyperdrive creating oil trying to keep up. Baking soda washes should only be used no more than once a month, probably.
If the dilution is weak enough, it's probably not doing any harm. The LiveJournal link that silencepainter
posted details a routine that uses a weak baking soda wash followed (but not every time) by an ACV vinegar rinse. I've recently started doing this and my results are fantastic. The wash solution should never be gritty, and always feels slippery on my scalp.
stringbean, you said:
| I have to wash my hair often or it quickly gets real oily and limp(not the ends though) |
If you're doing baking soda washes very, very often then yes, that could dry out your hair. The point of them is that they end up not having to be done all that often. Usually twice, maybe
three times a week. You could try dropping the honey from your washing mix, perhaps. Some people have reported that honey actually makes their hair tangle more, although I've never experienced it myself. If there's beeswax in your honey (bought locally this sometimes happens) then it could be the culprit.
Good luck! I hope you find a solution that works for you.