If you saw my last post, then you saw the length check of the back of my hair. I've finally found a hair regimen that works for my hair. I learned so many new things about my hair, and I'm still learning :-)
Castile Soap & Tea Tree Oil
You all may know I don't like to use shampoo often to cleanse my hair. I like to use my Castile Soap mixture. Recently, I've added Tea Tree Oil to the soap to treat dandruff. I originally discussed using the oil nightly, but I have not adjusted to the smell of 100% pure Tea Tree Oil. As a result, I've opted to use it in my cleanser when I wash my hair every 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. I apply the Castile soap mixture (with Tea Tree Oil) to my hair and let it sit for about 3-5 minutes, then I rinse it out. My scalp has been a lot cleaner.
This past week, I decided to shampoo my hair for the first time in 1-2 months. My hair was really dry. Since I have been moisturizing and sealing my hair every night, my hair has been healthy and moisturized. As a result, I could see the difference right away, after shampooing. It's been about 4 days since I shampooed, and the moisture hasn't been fully restored to my strands. My hair should be fine by the middle of the week.
I have read many natural hair articles that advise against daily hair manipulation to promote retention. I will speak on this from my experience soon.
Do you shampoo or cleanse your hair? Also, do you use Tea Tree Oil?