OH LUCKY YOU!
Okay, Internet: I took your cheapest, easiest suggestion first and have been washing my hair (fingertips ONLY, NO fingernails!) with baking soda and rinsing with apple cider vinegar for the past few days.
- both my shampoo and conditioner cost under $3 total
- the mixtures smell like elementary school science class, in a good way
- the apple cider vinegar makes my hair very soft
- I feel very Little House mixing my own stuff, minus the whole bathing in the entire family’s used bathwater bit
- the hair funk is still there
I’m going to go ahead and give it a chance for an entire week, though, so I’m not giving up yet. One day I had somewhere sort of fancy to be so I used a Kiehl’s Tea Tree Oil shampoo sample I had, and that made the rest of my hair look and feel cleaner, and although the funk was still there, it wasn’t quite as funky as usual. So that’s something to consider.
I appreciate all your suggestions, except for the ones that insinuated I was pregnant with a tumor baby. I will thank you not to speak about Ava Gracelyn in that manner. I also switched from my usual sateen pillowcases to just regular old peasant pillowcases, low thread count, because my gut feeling is that I’m having a L’Oreal Vive conditioner build up/overstimulating the scalp on the side of the head I sleep on combo. But, you know, I have an English degree and no health insurance, so that might be swaying my gut a little.
Next step will be trying Nizoral/Selsun, and then I guess I’ll make a doctor’s appointment, MOM.
(Just kidding. You guys were full of ideas, and I thank you.)