We’ve all heard about the versatility if baking soda and we know that we can use it for cooking and cleaning, as well as in the treatment of a number of medical conditions, thanks to its healing properties. However, every day we find out something new about this amazing ingredient, making us love it even more.
Baking soda can be used to improve your hair quality and clean it thoroughly from any conditioner or shampoo remains, giving it a healthy shine just after a few treatments. You can use it instead of your regular shampoo and you’ll be amazed by the results.
If you prefer to use 100% natural cosmetic products and you’re into DIY projects then this recipe is just perfect for you. Finding a natural shampoo on the shelves is almost impossible, so why don’t you make it yourself? Instead of exposing your hair to harmful chemicals you can prepare the following shampoo and enjoy the benefits it offers.
At the beginning it may be difficult to wash your hair without the foam the shampoos usually make, but after a few washes you’ll get used to it. And the final results will amaze you.
Baking soda shampoo
Mix 1 part of baking soda and 3 parts of water in a small squeeze bottle. You can adjust the dosing depending on your hair length, for instance, in case of shoulder length hair, mix 2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 3 times that amount of water.
Apply the shampoo on wet or dry hair, starting at the roots and working your way down to the ends. Leave it on for 1-3 minutes and rinse. It may be weird washing the hair without shampoo foam at the beginning but you’ll get used to it. After you see the final results you’ll wish you’d started this sooner. Use warm water to rinse it all off your hair.
Afterwards rinse your hair with ACV. Mix 1 part of ACV with 4 parts of water and if you don’t like the smell you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. You can make this rinse beforehand and keep it in a squeeze bottle it the bathroom. Tilt your head backwards and make sure you don’t get any of the vinegar in your eyes
Then, tilt the head back and close your eyes, to avoid the possibility of getting some of the vinegar mixture into your eyes. Apply the ACV rinse on your entire hair length and that’s it.
After a few treatments you’ll see how healthy, shiny and strong your hair looks!