Well this update is long overdue! So it was a little over a year ago that I started using the No-Poo method to wash my hair (you can read about it in my post here). It was a rough beginning and for the most part, I really liked it. After about 9 months though, I noticed that I was starting to get dandruff in my hair and I was getting itchy scalp. I have gone my entire life and never had an issue with dandruff! So I tried to add some essential oils to my mix to try and combat the issue, but to no avail. I even tried to make a few new natural shampoos that were more ph balanced (see here for the recipe), but I still couldn't get the dandruff to subside. And even the ph balanced shampoo started to make my hair look greasy again. I was so fed up with fighting with my hair and scalp! So with that, (and a few upcoming events that I didn't want to have greasy hair for), I ended up going back to a more commercial shampoo. I did look up on EWG's website though and found a more natural shampoo that worked for me and wasn't too high on their harmful list, rating at about a 2. It didn't take long for my hair be less greasy and the dandruff started to go away, as well as the itchy scalp, much to my relief. I've been back to using my natural shampoo now for about 6 months or so and I haven't had any issues. I've even noticed that I can go a couple of days between washing it and it doesn't get very greasy at all. Before no-poo when I was using more chemically based shampoos, I had to wash my hair every day otherwise I'd immediately start to get a greasy scalp with very static ends. It was terrible! I now know it was just too drying and the excess oil on my scalp was just my body's way of trying to make up for that.