Q:“How important is it that you shampoo your hair. I stopped shampooing and just co-washing. I wanted to shampoo while over here in the desert but can’t find one that doesn’t strip my hair. I have tried the castile soap i have tried aubrey organics. I think all of them have stripped my hair pretty bad. I do remember when i did my big chop i used the real black soap but i don’t remember if it stripped that bad i do know that if it did I wouldn’t have know because i was washing with shampoo that time anyway. Please help “
A: Cleansing is important, but shampoo is not. Have you diluted the castile soap…even 25% soap to 75% water, or add a little to your conditioner. You could also try baking soda and conditioner to cleanse the scalp.
Hope that helps and Happy Nappying!