So. I moved from the scorching desert back to a more humid climate and yet and noticed my hair was looking very dry and brittle. I don't really use heat on it so I was surprised. I decided it needed a deeper condition to re-adjust to Utah.
I was reading an article about cleansing conditioner and thought that was the magic trick to bring my hair back to life. It was conditioner with a mild detergent so your hair would be free of harsher chemicals. Bingo!
Because here is what they don't tell you: if you have thin hair, or limp hair, or oily hair or anything that isn't full bodied - thick hair, you're hair will look like you haven't washed it for a week.
I thought it was odd that the instructions said "for a deep clean, use regular shampoo every three days."
I thought the point was to avoid using the "regular" shampoo full of harsh chemicals, etc.
Anyway, after one week I went the route of using a mild shampoo every other day and the conditioning cleanser on the odd days. Except I'm trying to avoid washing my hair every day because that just creates more oil. So I now wash my scalp with a mild shampoo and use the cleansing conditioner on my hair ends and tips.
So far so good.