Baking soda is an incredibly easy way to clean your hair! It sounds shocking but you’ll see the results the moment you decide to try it!
Regular shampoos can contain a lot of harmful ingredients. Some of the worst chemical-offenders are:
The word fragrance might not sound so bad, but on a label, it can mean the presence of over 4,000 separate chemical ingredients!
Since shampoos strip our scalps of natural oils, this tends to increase oil production so as you stop using shampoo you might find that you hair seems oiler than normal for the first few weeks until your scalp adjusts. This baking soda and vinegar method is cheap, effective, simple and chemical-free and you’ll definitely love it. Here’s how you can get started:
It might be hard to adjust to the lack of shampoo foaming action at first, but it will be worth it.
Start by mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. You can adjust this depending on your hair length.
Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends.
Let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse with warm water.
After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, you’ll want to apply a vinegar rinse.
Mix 1 part white or apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water. To minimize the vinegar smell, you can add lavender, peppermint, and/or rosemary essential oils to the vinegar mixture.
Tilt your head back, close your eyes (to avoid getting this mixture in your eyes), and distribute through your hair.
If you have longer hair, (still keeping my eyes closed) tilt your head forward and distribute more rinse through the ends.
After several seconds, rinse with cold water. The cold water helps to seal in moisture, smooth the hair, and add shine.
The results will amaze you and you’ll definitely want to share this with everyone!
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