Last night, my hair desperately needed to be washed. I really wanted to try just the conditioner, but there’s a little message in my brain saying “No, no, must have shampoo!”
However, I radically altered my regular routine; normally, I use about four pumps, total, of shampoo, and about three pumps, total, of conditioner. Last night, I used a mere half-pump of shampoo, and only applied it to the very top/front of my scalp (about the place where my bangs start); then I used about five pumps of conditioner, and massaged it into my whole scalp (instead of just applying it from the tops of my ears down like usual); let that sit while I finished my bath. I combed it through with a wide-tooth comb as I’d been told, and finished with a little extra conditioner on the ends of my hair. My hair looks and feels fine today. I think I’ll stick with this regimen for a couple of weeks (at this rate, the large-size shampoo I buy will last forever) and see how my hair responds. If the response is favorable, I’ll try dumping the shampoo altogether.