Did you know that baking soda is an incredibly easy way to clean your hair? Yes, the rumors are true! It really works and what shocked me was how much better my hair looked when I started using baking soda compared to regular shampoo!
I am a total DIY diva! When it comes to my daily or weekly beauty routine, I aim to minimize exposure to harmful chemicals and wallets to overpriced products! After all, I am a mother! I was very happy when my friend recommended it to me and even more happy that this method gave me such good results. You might be wondering how bad regular shampoo is? Well, they can contain very harmful components. Some of the chemical offenders include:
sodium Sodium Lauryl
The word fragrance may not sound too bad, but the label indicates that it contains more than 4,000 chemicals that can be harmful with long-term use. There are many natural shampoos that do not contain these ingredients. , but I have very unruly hair. I am not blessed in this department! I tried to fix it with mousse and styling products, which then built up. Oh! To fix this, I started using a clarifying shampoo every few weeks, but it dried my hair out, so adding an intensive conditioner made the lifeless hair problem worse. It’s like a catch-22! I was really ready to shave my head and start all over again. Well, maybe not strictly, but when a friend of mine in Hollywood introduced me to this new method, I was seriously considering cutting it all out and doing it in no time. I figured she knows what she’s talking about since she has long gorgeous hair, so why not try it out for yourself! Baking Soda and Vinegar hair treatment really solved all my problems. My hair now has more body, volume and strength than the crazy shampoos, products and special hair treatments I used to use. What I do now is really simple: wash with baking soda, rinse with vinegar, blow dry, and iron the front band if you want. That’s it! Shampoo strips our scalp of natural oils, which increases oiliness, so as you stop using shampoo, your hair will feel greasier than normal for the first few weeks until your scalp adjusts. Since I have been using this method for quite some time, my hair is not as oily as it used to be, and I only need to use this method every 2-3 days. I think you’ll love the baking soda and vinegar method because it’s cheap, effective, simple, and chemical-free. Here’s how you can start: Arga Shampoo can be hard to get used to at first, but I promise it will be worth it in the end. Start by mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. I have shoulder length hair and mix 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl with 3 times as much water. You can adjust it depending on the length of your hair. Apply a mixture of baking soda and water to dry or wet hair from roots to ends. After 1-3 minutes, rinse with warm water. After washing. rinse with baking soda mixture. Vinegar RinseMix 1 part white or apple cider vinegar rinse with 4 parts water. To reduce the vinegar smell, I add lavender, peppermint and/or rosemary essential oils to the vinegar mixture. I like to pre-mix it and squeeze it into a bottle in the shower. Tilt your head back, close your eyes (to avoid getting this mixture in your eyes) and spread it through your hair. For long hair, I like to tilt my head forward (with my eyes still closed) and rinse more and spread it out at the ends. Rinse off with cold water after a few seconds. Cold water helps seal in moisture, making hair smooth and shiny. I have straight hair and have noticed that this has really helped with the frizz and flyaways. If you don’t like the idea yet, try it a few times a week, which is what I did. Let me know how it works for you! P.S Did you know that Apple Cider Vinegar is very good for your skin? Check out my post on ACV and your skin!