We’ve all heard about the versatility if baking soda and we know that we can use it for cooking and cleaning, as well as in the treatment of a number of medical conditions, thanks to its healing properties. However, every day we find out something new about this amazing ingredient, making us love it even more.
Baking soda can be used to improve your hair quality and clean it thoroughly from any conditioner or shampoo remains, giving it a healthy shine just after a few treatments. You can use it instead of your regular shampoo and you’ll be amazed by the results.
If you prefer to use 100% natural cosmetic products and you’re into DIY projects then this recipe is just perfect for you. Finding a natural shampoo on the shelves is almost impossible, so why don’t you make it yourself? Instead of exposing your hair to harmful chemicals you can prepare the following shampoo and enjoy the benefits it offers.
At the beginning it may be difficult to wash your hair without the foam the shampoos usually make, but after a few washes you’ll get used to it. And the final results will amaze you.
Baking soda shampoo
Washing your hair with baking soda is a two step process.
First of all you will need to make a solution of baking soda and water (with a ratio of 1/3). The amount of baking soda to use will depend on your hair length.
For longer hair use 2 tablespoons of soda and the appropriate ratio of water – 6 spoons.
For shorter hair, use less.
Secondly, you will need to make your rinsing solution, with apple cider vinegar and water (with a ratio of 1/4).
Feel free to add some lavender oil to this solution if the smell is too much for you.
After you’ve made your preparations you need to apply your baking soda solution firstly to your roots, and continue to your ends.
Massage your scalp for several minutes and then wash your hair with warm water.
When you’re done, apply thoroughly apply the rinsing solution you’ve made and then wash your hair again.
However, make sure that you keep your eyes closed, to avoid irritation.