Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is a versatile ingredient present in almost any household. It is commonly used for cleaning, but also for many beauty products that can improve the quality of your skin and hair. For example, baking soda can be used as a natural alternative for commercial shampoos and to stimulate hair growth.
This safe to use product can clean your hair well and make it healthier than ever. Here are the main reasons why you should start washing your hair with baking soda:
Removes product residue
Baking soda will remove residue from shampoos and conditioners from your scalp and hair which are often the reason why your hair is greasy.
Removes chlorine from your hair and scalp
Swimming in pools can damage your hair due to the chlorine in the water, but baking soda can resolve the problem and prevent further damage.
Stimulates hair growth
The chemicals from commercial shampoos can impair hair growth, but you should know that baking soda can clean your hair better than these products. It will remove the excess dirt from your hair and help it grow. You can easily prepare the baking soda shampoo – just mix it with water in a 1:3 ratio. The amount depends on your hair length – if your hair is shoulder length, you should use 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 6 tablespoons of water.
Once you prepare the mixture, apply it on the roots of your hair and rub it towards the ends. Leave the remedy to work for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water.
You can also rinse your hair with water and apple cider vinegar mixture in a 4:1 ratio. Add a few drops of essential oil to mask the smell of ACV, and make sure you don’t get the mixture into your eyes. Try using baking soda instead of shampoos and you will be amazed by the results!