Baking soda is highly versatile and is used for many different purposes, from cleaning and cooking to treating various health issues.
This amazing ingredient was found to improve the quality of your hair and eliminate the residue of shampoo and conditioners, thus providing long-lasting shine. To reap its benefits, you can even use it in the place of the shampoo you normally use.
If you are interested in DIY remedies or are simply looking for a way to avoid the harsh chemicals found in conventional shampoos, you are at the right place. Read on to learn how to prepare your own all-natural shampoo which provides amazing results.
This shampoo doesn’t foam as other store-bought shampoos, but you will soon get used to it. Its effects cannot be neglected and you will definitely become its biggest fan.
Take a small bottle and mix baking soda with water in a ratio 1:3. The quantity of the ingredients depends on the length of your hair. For longer hair, use 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 9 tablespoons of water.
When done, apply the shampoo on your hair, from the roots to the hair ends. Let it work for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
Then, you should rinse the hair once again, this time using apple cider vinegar. Mix apple cider vinegar and water in a ratio 1:4 and add some essential oil, if needed. Tilt the head backwards so that the solution doesn’t get into your eyes.
Note: You can either prepare the ACV solution right after having washed the hair with the baking soda shampoo or prepare it in advance and keep at hand.
The first effects are noticeable after the very first treatment! After a while, your hair will start growing like crazy and you will be able to see that its quality has significantly improved.
Additional Uses of Baking Soda for the Hair
Treats Smelly and Oily Hair
Smelly hair can be quite embarrassing, and is most common in those with oily hair. Oily hair typically picks up more pollutants and smells more readily.
Baking soda fixes this problem by reducing oiliness and neutralizing foul odors. It also keeps the skin healthy and clean by balancing its pH level.
While dandruff can be quite difficult to eliminate, it is not impossible. Regular and appropriate hair care can help you get rid of dandruff quite easily.
Baking soda helps clear off flakes and purify the scalp, it brings the pH level of the scalp within the normal range and it works wonders for your skin in general.