Due to its numerous different characteristics, baking soda is one of the most widely used and versatile ingredients for cooking, cleaning, and for treating a long list of health problems. Did you know that baking soda has the ability to better the quality of your hair and remove any residues from shampoos and conditioners? It will also make your hair shinier! Amazing, right? Let us check out what else it has to offer…
The Benefits of Baking Soda for the Hair
- Lowers the oiliness level
People with oily hair often experience smelly hair too, which is a rather embarrassing problem. This is because oily hair is known to absorb pollutants from the environment and stronger smells more than people who do not have this type of hair. This is where baking soda can help because it lowers the oiliness and neutralizes unpleasant odors. Its alkalinity will also regulate the cells’ pH and it will maintain its cleanliness and health.
- Prevents dandruff
Baking soda can help you eliminate annoying white flakes from the scalp and hair by cleaning it thoroughly. It will also restore the pH balance.
How to Make Your Own Baking Soda Shampoo
If you enjoy DIY remedies and if you want to put an end to the exposure to dangerous chemicals present in store-bought products, make sure you prepare the recipe for this homemade shampoo based on baking soda. Even though at first you may find it difficult to use because it does not foam as other shampoos, you will get adjusted to it because of the amazing effects that follow!
2 squeeze bottles
Apple cider vinegar
Preparation: The baking soda and water need to be in a 1 to 3 ratio. For a longer hair, you need to combine 3 tbsp of baking soda and 9 tbsp of water. Close the bottle and shake it well before use. Also, in an another bottle, mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 4 parts water.
Use: Apply it on wet hair while showering as you would apply a regular shampoo. Leave it for 1 to 2 minutes and then rinse it off well with water and then pour a bit of the ACV and water mixture. Afterwards, rinse it with water once more and then you are done!
What you will especially love about this homemade hair treatment is the fast results, i.e. you will notice the improvement after the first treatment. After several times, you hair will grow faster and it will be much stronger, shinier, and healthier than before!