Topic: Waxy, Coarse and Matted Hair
I really need help here. I decided to go chemical free a year and two months ago. I have been using Morrocco Method now exclusively for 9 months.
My hair is better after it has dried, but right after washing -- it is a matted mess. Putting a comb through it is quite a task. Once my hair is dry it is a bit more manageable, but it is still sticky (not oily). I cannot run my fingers through my hair w/o them getting tangled up. I do want to specify that my hair is NOT oily at all. It's sticky.
Again, I've been at this for a while so I've kept my patience in thinking that these have all been detox issues, but now I'm not so sure. I have not only been chemical free for a while now, but I have also used the Zen Detox treatment and still no relief. The description of "waxy" "hard" and "matted" all come to mind when I describe what my hair feels like. As far as the shampoos go -- I rotate all 5. I start out with a quarter-sized amount and dilute it in a jar of water. When I was having issues with tangles and combing through it I ordered both conditioner mists and also the pearl essence cream rinse. I rotate these as well and have tried different combinations...different patterns...all with no relief.
I just don't know what to do. I feel like I should be over any sort of detox issues. I also feel like I am shampooing properly by diluting the shampoo in water, etc... I do brush my hair with a boar bristle brush as well. My hair is long, and I have been cutting it seasonally since I started this journey. I am wondering if cutting my hair short will help get the issue resolved? What could be causing this? I really do not want to give up on my natural hair care journey. I have put so much trial and effort towards this that I feel like I have GOT to be missing something...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I hate to say that I've had thoughts of just running back to chemical shampoos just to stop the grief. I don't even look forward to washing my hair, just because I know how much trouble it is when it's wet. I don't want to give up -- what are your thoughts?