Baking soda or otherwise recognized as sodium bicarbonate is a natural product portraying a wide range of amazing benefits used for various purposes starting as a cooking agent to a medical treatment. It is easily available, not expensive and very useful for the household and as well as for treating certain health issues. In addition to all this, it can be used in cosmetics and naturally replacing any anti-perspiring deodorant.
In this article we shall focus on its use in the care of your hair. Naturally, there are many available commercial shampoos on the market promising so many benefits for your hair, but most of them are packed with harmful chemicals. Namely, even the ones that are considered a brand contain some of these chemicals: sodium, sodium laureth sulfate, diethonolamine, perfume, parabens…
Did you know that commercial shampoos contain more than 4000 different chemicals?
So, imagine what your shampoo can do to your hair, it can weaken it, dry it, and even damage it.
As a result of that there is a movement in the states called a “No-poo” which appeared in 2015, and it means “no use of a shampoo”. This means that you should replace your usual shampoo with softer and less aggressive product for the scalp.
Therefore, we recommend making your own shampoo at home based on the use of baking soda.
A Recipe of Baking Soda Shampoo
- 2 to 3 tablespoons baking soda, depending on the length of your hair
- 3 volumes of water
- Couple drops of lavender essential oil
Method of Preparation: Place everything in a bottle, and nicely combine all of the ingredients.
Use: Use the baking soda shampoo in the shower as your regular one. Let it stay for 2 to 3 minutes and after that rinse it off with lukewarm water. This shampoo will not offer the foam as the commercial ones, but do not worry your hair will be for sure cleaned.
In order to treat the static and frizz, combine 1 part of apple cider vinegar with 4 parts of water. Use this combo on your hair and let it stand for a few minutes and after that wash it off with lukewarm water. The use of the apple cider vinegar solution will replace the commercial conditioner and offer your hair that natural shine.
The benefits of the used ingredients
This ingredient is an amazing natural cleanser. Its use will help you to successfully remove the buildup of sebum on your hair and at the same time purify the scalp. The application of this ingredient will minimize the occurrence of dandruff because the roots will be less greased.
Lavender essential oil
It has been discovered that the use of lavender essential oil contains properties that can incite hair growth. According to a released study in 2016 the use of lavender oil can stimulate hair growth and in that way help in lowering the issues with baldness and alopecia, and at the same time making the hair fiber thicker and more resistant.
Although very beneficial ingredient for your hair, you need to have in mind that the overuse of baking soda can trigger the opposite effect. Therefore, use it only two times a week and thus enjoy all the benefits it can offer.
If you have colored or highlighted hair, then you should avoid the use of this abrasive product.
Other Ingredient Beneficial for your Hair -Wheatgrass
This ingredient is high in chlorophyll (70%), and packed with valuable vitamins like B12 and C, and minerals like iron and iodine. if you consume it on regular basis, it will help you to grow your hair much faster. Its intake will make your hair follicles stronger, preventing the breakage and the fall of your hair. It will soothe the scalp, remove dandruff, treat the itching and repair the damaged hair.