5 months and 10 days to be precise!
Hi everybody, almost a month and a half and no posts! So here's for this month's recap of my hair routine: what worked and what didn't and all the blablabla =D
So let's start back from the begining. The first week of the 5th month I carried on using the shikakai powder mix (2 heaped teaspoons in 1 cup of water, mixed in a squeezy bottle) followed by the lemon mix (juice of half a lemon in 1 cup and 1/2 of water in a spray bottle) as a conditioner.
At first I used this routine twice a week; monday morning and thursday night (about 3 and 1/2 days apart). I did this for about 2 weeks (including the first week of last month). My hair was cleaner than usual so I went on to doing only 1 shikakai-lemon wash the next week and without the WO in between either and then I neither washed nor wet my hair at all for the next 10 days. After which my hair was too oily for just the shikakai (plus I had run out). So I did a baking soda and lemon wash. My hair was splendid after that and didn't require a wash or wet for a week. By then I had also ran out of baking soda so the only hair-washing 'product' I had was a bit of clay left from my initial routine. So I used it. I did a clay wash and then I WO for the rest of the time until now.
So a clearer recap of my ideas: I am going to carry on WO until it needs a stronger wash. The Shikakai and lemon routine is wonderful; in the case that my hair needs a stronger wash than WO, I will use the shikakai powder and lemon-water mix. After a few weeks or a month, if my hair looks like it needs it then I will do a baking soda and lemon wash. Then return to WO or shikakai ect.
Well that is pretty much it for this month. I'm 3 weeks away from 6 months! woo! cool! ;P
Let me know about your journey, take care!
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