Baking soda offers a variety of uses in the household, and it offers countless medicinal properties.
Its formal name is sodium bicarbonate, but it is also known as bread soda, cooking soda or bicarbonate of soda. The Royal Ontario Museum claims that it has been used since ancient Egypt, where it served as a cleansing agent, in a combination with sodium carbonate decahydrate.
However, not all people know that baking soda is a potent substance to improve the quality of your hair.
Apparently, you can use it instead of the regular shampoo and get a shiny and healthy hair, free of residue of the conditioners, shampoo, and hair products you use.
Therefore, you can use it to avoid the harsh chemicals in these products, and still get incredible results.
In the beginning, you might find it strange to use it instead of your regular shampoo, as it does not make foam, but the effects will definitely make you want to use it all the time. Actually, it will turn the protective sebum of the hair into soap.
The homemade baking soda shampoo will leave the hair light, bright, and shiny. Over time, it will become less greasy. It will absorb the oils, and remove excess sebum from the scalp. Moreover, this shampoo will get eliminate impurities, and clean it much better than all commercial products.
Here is how to make your homemade baking soda shampoo:
You will need:
- Baking soda
- A small squeeze bottle
In the bottle, mix the baking soda and water in 1:3 ratio, and in the case of long hair, you will need 3 tablespoons of baking soda with 9 tablespoons of water.
You can apply the mixture on wet or dry hair, from the roots to the ends. Leave it to act for a few minutes, and rinse it off.
Then, mix 1 part of apple cider vinegar and 4 parts of water, and use this solution to rinse the hair once more. You can add a few drops of your favorite shampoo to enrich the smell.
Your hair quality will significantly improve after the first treatment, but after some time, you will notice that the hair has started growing much faster, and it is shiny, strong, and healthy!