Hi, I'm Krista, I haven't been to this board before but I am a long time knottie/nestie/bumpie.
I have had lots of waxy residue in my hair for probably two years. I was occasionally mixing bs in my shampoo to strip the residue but then it would be back again.
After reading up on going "no poo" I decided it might be my solution.
My hair is fine but I have lots of it because I had a baby 5 weeks ago and it hasn't started falling out yet. It is somewhat dry and it is shoulder length with no body. We have somewhat hard water and use a softener almost all the time.
Sunday I tried doing a BS wash with a little bit of honey, 1tbsp bs to 1 cup water, and a rinse with 1tbsp WV and 1 cup water. It was okay but the ends were really dry and frizzy.
Today I had read about stripping residue by washing with an egg which I did, I used cold water to wash it out and then a 1tbsp WV to 1 c water rinse. It felt disgusting. I brushed it and as it was drying I rinsed it again and it feels a little bit better but it's still going to be a ponytail day.
Can anyone help? I also picked up some applesauce because I heard rinsing with that could be beneficial in stripping residue but haven't tried it yet.