We all know that baking soda has a ton of healthy benefits. Whether it be for a natural toothpaste or for deodorizing the fridge, baking soda is a definite winner. But, did you know that it can save your hair too?
Yes, it’s true, baking soda is literally amazing for your hair! If you suffer from dead ends, flat hair with no volume, or even thin hair, Baking soda is the shampoo for you. Modern day corporate shampoos can have harmful chemicals in them. They are not only bad for your hair, but they’re also terrible for your skin in general.
Shampoo has tons of really harmful chemicals in it. They can trigger asthma, sinusitis, cause flaky and dry skin, persistent itching, and irritation. I would definitely advise anyone and everyone to switch their shampoo to baking soda. Baking soda actually stops hair loss and can promote the growth of new hair. Baking soda will help remove any leftover residue from your hair products. Leftover remains from shampoo, conditioner or hair spray can weigh down your hair and make it greasy, but thankfully baking soda has got that covered.
You make this shampoo by mixing baking soda with vinegar. Vinegar is also extremely good for your hair. Apple cider vinegar is naturally high in acetic acid and has a pH level which is close to that of the human hair. Regularly rinsing with this vinegar can help bring your scalp and hair to its ideal acidity, especially if you have oily hair.
Here is the remedy:
- A squeeze bottle (I used an old hair conditioner bottle—don’t need that anymore!)
- Baking soda
Put several (probably 4-5) spoonfuls of baking soda into the squeeze bottle (mine is 400 ml) and then fill the bottle the rest of the way with warm water, with just enough space at the top that I’ll be able to shake it up to mix it all in.
- Get your hair all wet.
- Shake up the water and baking soda mixture to make sure it’s evenly mixed.
- Squeeze it out right onto your scalp – I separate my hair into sections sort of like at the hair dresser’s and squeeze it right onto the scalp.
- Rub it in well and let it sit for about a minute
- Rinse well.