Did you know that baking soda is an incredibly easy way to clean your hair? Yep, the rumors are true. What shocked me even more than the fact that this actually works is how much better my hair began to look when I started using baking soda compared to traditional shampoo!
I’m a complete DIY gal when it comes to my beauty routine and I’m always on a mission to reduce my exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, so I was psyched that this method gave me such great results.
Start by mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. I have shoulder length hair and mix about 2 to 3 tablespoon of baking soda with 3 times that amount of water in a small squeeze bottle. You can adjust this depending on your hair length.
Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends.
Let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse with warm water.
After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, you’ll want to apply a vinegar rinse.
Some of the benefits of Baking soda for hair are as follows:
Helps Remove Chlorine
People who are habituated to a lot of swimming activity either due to relaxation or due to the profession often find a sudden change in hair color. This happens mainly due to the presence of chlorine in the water. Exposure to chlorine may also result in excess loss of hair which can ultimately lead to depression. Baking soda for hair can help resolve such a threat. Baking soda shampoo can eliminate the excess chlorine from the hair and can help protect its texture and volume..
Baking Soda Promotes Hair Growth
The presence of residues on the scalp over-time can really affect hair health. They can weaken the roots resulting in hair fall. We generally prefer shampoos for removal of the residual dirt but what we do not keep in mind is most shampoos contain toxic chemicals which can affect the hair in another way. So in order to keep all sides balanced, we can rely on baking soda shampoo for this purpose as they can get the job done without hampering the other aspects of hair growth. It can absorb the excess oil from the scalp and make sure to make it grease-free. It can also play an effective role in removing dandruff from the scalp which can prevent itchiness of the scalp. The use of baking soda shampoo as an alternative to artificial shampoos can be taken up as a viable option owing to these properties.