Pre-shower: Mixed up a Baking Soda (BS) shampoo replacement (3 tablespoons or so in 16 fl oz of warm water), and also an infusion of catnip (1 teaspoon of catnip in about 1 cup of hot water).
Routine: Got in the shower and poured about half of the bottle of BS in my hair and mixed that around. It actually got a little foamy, which has never happened before. Once that was rinsed out I made sure to squeeze out as much water as I could, then I poured the catnip tea over my hair. I put my hair up in a clip and let the catnip sit until the very end of my shower (about 5 or 10 minutes later), and then rinsed it out.
Results: My hair felt really icky when it was wet (kind of tacky), but once it dried it was fine. A little on the dry side maybe, but ok. I don’t even need to brush it, all I have to do is run my fingers through it to detangle. This morning I put a little coconut oil on it, and now it is much better, even a little bit shiny. I might put a little more coconut oil on my hair tonight and put it up in a bun or braid for the night.
Comments: I really like the way the BS foamed up when I used it. I think that might be because I used warm water in the container. Maybe the warm water activated it somehow? I think I might try watering down my catnip a little more. I’m wondering if it is a little to strong. Right now I’m using about 250ml of water, so next time I think I’ll use 300ml and see how that works. If that makes it worse I might try less water. I think using the coconut oil on a regular basis might be a good idea too. If the coconut oil doesn’t work out then I’ll try finding another oil. Jojoba and olive oil could work.