Hi! Not sure if I should be asking this here or in the All-Natural section, but I'm hoping for some advice if anyone has had a similar experience to mine. I have 2c/3b fine thin medium porosity hair, was elbow length until yesterday when I had a DevaCut, now just past the shoulders. I have been shampoo-free since 2015, started with BS/ACV, went through a egg wash/honey rinse phase, tried rye flower, and have been doing Rhassoul clay and ACV for the past ~18 mos. The deciding factor in my becoming shampoo-free was scalp sensitivity - I got to the point where I could use a new "hypoallergenic" shampoo maybe twice before my scalp and face would get red and itchy. I haven't had this problem with any of the DIY approaches I have used. I have tried several DIY leave-in's from coconut and shea whips to flax seed gel to aloe but none of them seem to do anything but weigh my hair down or turn into a white flaky mess. Having had the DevaCut, they recommended using B-Leave in (or at least putting SOMETHING in my hair to protect it day-to-day), but I'm a little afraid that that may undo my 3 years' worth of not using commercial products OR that I'll have an allergic reaction once I've used it a couple times. I'm also very very sensitive to scented products.
Does anybody have some mild commercial products that they can recommend, or any other DIY leave ins? Anyone with similar sensitivities who's found a regimen that works?