After watching one of Kimmaytube's video about pH, I decided to cease use of my castile soap mix (at a pH level of 10, it would take way more water than I was using to dilute it for use on my hair) and go back to a commercial shampoo that's natural and eco-friendly. I went and bought Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle shampoo for $4 to try out.
It has the same minty smell as the conditioner (which I've used in the past and still do occassionally and like) and left my scalp feeling tingly. I have this thing that if my scalp is tingling, then a product has really "done something". I don't know. Lol. Psychologically, I feel my scalp is then fresh and clean. The peppermint oil and tea tree oil in it gives it this effect that I luv.
This shampoo didn't dry my hair out or make it feel "stripped" like some online reviewers had experienced. I don't know if that's because I condition my hair before I wash it or not but I didn't experience any drying what so ever. My hair felt thoroughly clean but and my scalp wasn't stripped of its sebum. My scalp and hair felt great afterward and for only $4, I'm not complaining one bit. I may keep it around.