Baking soda is quite a common ingredient that we see in our kitchens. It is used for making cakes, cookies, and breads. Apart from cooking, baking soda is also useful in cleaning stainless steel utensils, sinks, and unclogging kitchen drains. But do you know that it can do wonders to your hair?
Baking soda can improve the quality of your hair tremendously. Wash your hair with baking soda instead of your regular shampoo and conditioner and you will get shiny, healthy and voluminous hair. The commercial shampoos, however ‘natural’ they claim to be, strip your scalp of its oils. That is why after washing your hair your hair becomes even drier and susceptible to breakage.
Baking soda, on the other hand, does no harm to your hair. Instead, it helps to prevent dandruff. It also helps to maintain the pH balance of your hair which prevents hair fall.
How to make a baking soda shampoo
- Mix 1/4 baking soda with 3/4 water.
- Make a paste.
- Apply the paste on dry or wet hair and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Rinse it thoroughly.
- As a conditioner, you can use vinegar rinse (a mixture of one part apple cider vinegar and four parts water).
Points to remember
Prepare the baking soda paste only for immediate use.
Avoid getting it in your eyes while applying on your hair.
Because of the usage of commercial shampoos, your hair and scalp have been long devoid of natural oils. This results in an increase in the production of oil by your scalp. When you will stop using your old shampoo, your hair might feel greasier. Wait for a week or two for your scalp to adjust with the new concoction.
Eventually, you will observe that you have cleaner and healthier hair with the help of this home-made, chemical free product.