I'm 30 years old and I'm beginning to go gray. I'm not concerned with that so much as what it's doing to the cleanliness of my hair.
This picture (taken a while ago) shows a part in my hair. This is typically where the problem is most noticeable. So you can understand why it's beginning to annoy me given how prominent that particular area is.
A few weeks ago, I noticed that my hair feels like wax in certain areas. I hadn't changed shampoo or conditioner, and I hadn't done anything different with my hair. Why, all of the sudden, was my hair acting funny?
I tried washing it several times, because I understand that every now and again gunk builds up and needs to be washed away with a good clarifying shampoo. However, nothing worked.
So I Googled the issue, and sure enough, as hair goes gray, the roots get coarse and absorb conditioner and oils a lot more than they used to. As a result, some areas get waxy. I tried doing a combination of baking soda and apple cider vinegar (as some folks suggested). Aside from making my hair smell like a salad, the progress was minimal. I still had waxy hair.
I tried Listerine. Truthfully, the Listerine did work much better, but it left my ends brittle (even WITH the conditioner).
I get that my hair is changing on account of age. But there's gotta be a better way of cleaning my hair.
Thoughts? I donate my hair in April, so please nothing drastic as I'd like my hair to be somewhat decent for the person who gets it next. Thanks!