Topic: Ratio of Water to Shampoo

This question has been asked and answered countless times, but I am still confused. So I started using MM about 2 weeks ago. The first time I used the apple vinegar shampoo and my hair was fantastic. Then I started rotating shampoos. My hair was fine the first day, then by the second day I had to put it up in a bun. It gets oily very quickly at the scalp. I use conditioner on the ends of my hair only. I didn't think it was a good idea to wash my hair every other day, so I've been washing it every 3-4 days. 
I mix a tablespoon of shampoo with about 1 - 1.5 cups water, and I do this twice. I've been reading on the forums that the mixture should be equal amounts of water and shampoo. But how can I wash my hair with only a mixture of 1 tbsp. water and 1 tbsp. shampoo? This doesn't sound like it would be enough to get my entire scalp clean. Maybe my hair is oily because I'm using too much water? Either I'm getting the ratio wrong or I'm doing it right and my hair is oily and matted by the second day because I'm still detoxing? 

My hair is chemically dyed (blonde) and straight, but it's not too damaged. My stylist told me I have fine hair (and lots of them), but my hair isn't too thin. The last time I dyed my hair was about 2 months ago. The ends of my hair also separate into sections and it just doesn't look good.

2 (edited by medinamalagic 2017-02-13 08:43:22)

Re: Ratio of Water to Shampoo

I also want to add that even though my scalp starts to get oily by the second day after washing, my hair doesn't feel dirty. Even by the third day and my scalp is super oily and I have no choice but to wear it in a pony tail, the rest of my hair still looks clean. It is because my scalp starts to look oily and matted by day 2 that I can't bear to leave it down. And my hair doesn't have much movement. Also, I live in NYC, and I think we have soft water here.

I also bought the small boar bristle brush. I brush every day, but whenever I brush, I just feel like it's causing my hair to look even oilier. The scalp actually looks oilier and much more matted after I brush. I do clean my brush every day.