However, my scalp did not do so well. I developed a serious case of dry scalp and would often feel massively flaky and itchy, particularly after a few days. I also noticed, after a wash, my face, shoulders and chest would be itchy and blotchy red. I attributed this to the ACV as I had previously tried using it as a facial toner for my acne and my skin was just too sensitive for it. So I started using the BS/ACV method less often and alternated with a cleaner shampoo. My scalp continued to suffer and my hair needed washing closer to twice a week, rather than the full week I could go previously. Huff.
Eventually, through trial and error, after many different combinations, and even a few times using Mr Not-So-Naturally's dandruff shampoo in search of ANY sort of relief, I realized that, well, I was an idiot. It wasn't the ACV causing all my irritation and itchiness, but the baking soda. So, after one or two more painful tests, I gave it up. No more baking soda on my sensitive scalp. Now, I had almost two years worth of damaged scalp to heal and a determination not to go back to commercial shampoo.
|Getting real up close and personal here, guys. Be nice.|