Well, it has now been even longer (7months?) with the no-shampoo washing, and I am still a happy camper! It does get knotty pretty fast, but with long curly hair that is a never-ending hassle and tussle with me anyway.
One of my favorite side effects is that my brush has never been cleaner! You know that wierd waxy, dirt buildup that tends to get in the bottom of combs and brushes if you use them alot? (really hard to clean, and kinda gross) Gone, gone, gone! (girls you know what i mean right??) It took a few months but now my natural wood bristle brush stays nice and woody no matter how much i use it..
I think I have more split ends then before, so I might try putting a little oil on the ends once in a while, or brushing more often to distribute the natural oils. But it remains nice and curly, bouncy after wetting, and very product free. I still have some natural spray in conditioner, left-over from the old days, that i use for special occassions, less than once a month. To be honest, I barely wash it at all anymore, even with baking soda…1-2 times a month —pure laziness! I love it!