Are you wondering if you can wash your hair with baking soda? Yes, it is indeed a fact that baking soda is the best and easy way to wash your hair. Well, now you can make baking soda shampoo at home. A homemade baking soda shampoo works better than any other commercial shampoo.
Baking soda has an alkali pH content and makes an excellent cleanser for scalp and hair. It also helps in removing dirt and residues from the scalp, leaving it clean and shiny hair. But the normal pH of your scalp is acidic, with a pH between 4 and 5. Outside of this pH window, your hair cuticles open and lose moisture, making your hair rough, frizzy, dry, and less manageable.
Baking Soda And Vinegar Shampoo Method
- Baking soda- 5 tablespoons
- Vinegar- 5 tablespoons
- Water – as required for consistency.
- Small squeeze bottle.
Baking soda rinse
- Firstly mix 1 part of baking soda with 3 parts of water. Mine is a shoulder-length hair and so I mix about 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda along with 3 times that amount of water in a small squeeze bottle. Quantity can be adjusted depending on the length of hair.
- Now start the procedure by rinsing the hair with warm water and then apply the baking soda and water mixture to the wet hair by starting at the roots and then applying until the end.
- Massage gently for 5minutes, though it doesn’t lather, do not worry, it leaves a smooth and silky texture behind.
- Once you are done with massage, then gently rinse off the hair with plain water.
Now, once washing and rinsing with baking soda is done, you’ll want to apply a vinegar rinse.
- It’s time to mix one part of white or apple cider vinegar with 4 parts of water. You can reduce the vinegar smell, by adding essential oils to the vinegar mixture [ oils like peppermint, lavender, rosemary or coconut oil]. If you often wish to use this shampoo then you can also mix the desired quantity of mixture base in a big batch ahead of time for frequent use and store it in a squeeze bottle.
- Now massage for 5 minutes as this mixture has to get deeper into roots of your hair. Once done, gently rinse your hair with warm water evenly to remove all the mixture base from your hair. Close your eyes while doing this to avoid getting it into your eyes.
- If you have long hair then bend forward and distribute more rinse equally through the ends.
- After a few minutes, you can rinse the hair completely with cold water. Cold water helps to lock the moisture content in the hair and smoothen the hair from tip to end, and it also adds lustrous shine.
Store-bought shampoos often are quite expensive and pinch the pocket and also contains chemical ingredients that many people do not prefer to use on their hair. If you like this article about Baking soda shampoo, then share or leave a comment in the box.