castile soap results
In November I mentioned that I’d bought a bottle of castile soap to experiment with as shampoo. It’s much more gentle because it’s made with saponified oils rather than detergents. I thought that maybe since my hair is so dry that it would help improve that. Well, the first few times I used it, my hair felt wonderful, but I noticed that it wasn’t rinsing out thoroughly enough. After my hair dried, I could feel a bit of residue at the back. I solved this problem by washing my hair half at a time, with it parted down the middle. This worked beautifully! (I would recommend this method to anyone with thick hair who has a hard time getting the shampoo to the scalp because of the bulk of hair) But… I guess it was too gentle for my scalp. The oil build-up built up at least twice as fast (probably because of the oils in the soap) which was getting nasty and making my head itch. After using it about 3 weeks, I had to do a clarifying baking soda wash to get rid of it all. I haven’t used it on my scalp since then. Now I’m experimenting with using it on the length. I want to see if it builds up on that as well. If not, I’ll stick to using castile on the length and regular shampoo on the scalp.