Have you tried looking up the no-poo method online? It takes like a month of greasy hair before your scalp gets used to it. Then your scalp starts to produce less oil. The baking soda cleans really well you just have to massage it in for awhile. Massage it in and massage again while rinsing it out. I did this for a few months but found it was a little to drying for my scalp if I did it too often - now I use JR liggetts old fashioned soap and do the baking soda about once a month.