Since all our bodies react differently to certain chemicals and ingredients, it's always a struggle to find the perfect balance. I can take my sister's recommendations for shampoo, and my mother's, but I never stuck with them longer than a usual trial period of 3 months. Just last month, I decided that it was such a hassle to find the "right" shampoo, and got so overwhelmed so I turned against shampoo all together! I have been using a combination of baking soda and water. Just spray it on my hair, wet or dry, scrub it and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Honestly, it's been working fine for over a month so far. My hair feels clean and I could style it, just as well as when I used shampoo. The best thing about it is that I'm only using one chemical, as opposed to the many that basic or salon shampoos use. Some shampoos will strip your hair of it's natural oils, thus creating the supply and demand effect. More oil, more washes, repeat. Spend too much cash on handful of brands of shampoo where all the ingredients are usually the same.