So far, so good.
The baking soda/water shampoo seems to work fine. My scalp feels clean and my hair is not oily.
I used the apple cider vinegar/water conditioner for the first time this morning and my hair feels clean and soft like it does when I use store bought stuff.
No issues with my scalp detoxing and producing excessive amounts of oil. I think this is due to the fact that for the last 6 months I have been using a natural shampoo bar. Looks just like a bar of soap and is made with natural waxes, oils and herbs. Abby's grandmother gave them to us.
I liked the shampoo bar better because it lathered like regular shampoo does. I am going to continue to use this baking soda/water mix for the six weeks Nicole and Ann suggested, and may continue afterword as it is easy to make at home. But anyone who is skeptical of what I am doing, maybe the shampoo bar would be a good place to start. Here is just one website that sells them: