So when the last of my natural (and crazy expensive) shampoo ran out, I decided now was the time to go no poo. It also happened to be May 1. Easy for me to remember. So I used a clarifying shampoo, as recommended. I did nothing for 2 days. That morning I used a dry shampoo made of corn starch and cocoa. My hair really didn't seem too bad.
When it came time to wash my hair, I used the baking soda paste method. I thought it sounded easier, but I felt like I wasn't using enough. I kind of guessed about how long to leave it on. Then I used the apple cider vinegar rinse. That stuff smells something awful. Worse than white vinegar, which I didn't know was possible. So the first experiment wasn't very pleasant.
The results were mixed. I wasn't really impressed with the way my hair felt. Plus I thought my scalp was itchy. That was Monday. Tuesday I did nothing. Today I used a natural shampoo and conditioner again. My hair felt normal again. I think the next time I wash, I won't use the paste method. I want to stick with this for a while, just to see what happens.