Sodium bicarbonate or baking soda is an incredible multi-purpose ingredient that can be very efficient cooking, medical and cleaning agent.
In this article we shall focus on the amazing properties that baking soda can offer for our hair. Did you know that baking soda can prevent and stop hair loss and promote its growth.
You must have heard about the new trend known as “No-poo” that appeared in 2015 that is based on washing your hair “without shampoo”. Instead of the commercial shampoos people have started to use softer and less aggressive products for their scalp and hair like the baking soda.
Why baking soda?
Baking soda does not contain parabens, sodium laurel sulphate, dyes or perfumes, all substances present in the commercial shampoos. Thanks to its content it does not create sebum buildup and thus protect your hair from dandruff. Let us not forget the fact, that it is easily available and very cheap which we cannot state for sure for the other products.
The reason for the overproduction of sebum by the scalp and making it your hair greasy is that the regular shampoo you use completely removes the natural oils from your hair. On the other hand, the use of baking soda does not cause that, however after the use of baking soda your scalp needs time for adjustment. In the beginning, you may have greasier or drier hair, but in time the scalp will get used to the baking soda and thus enjoy all the benefits that baking soda can offer to your hair. It will become healthier, more beautiful and cleaner for a longer period of time. When you start to use the baking soda shampoo you will see that you will need to wash your hair only a few times per week.
This natural ingredient can act as a shampoo and conditioner, and because of that it is a great alternative for all the purchased shampoos which are packed with harmful chemicals.
Hair Benefits of the Baking Soda Shampoo
- Stimulates hair growth
The use of baking soda will provide you with cleaner, softer and healthier hair. Additionally, it will promote the growth of new healthy hair.
- Removes impurities from the hair
The baking soda is a natural purifier of your hair successfully eliminating toxins and chemicals from the hair. For this purpose, this natural ingredient is more powerful than any other available shampoo. Thanks to its use your hair will grow quickly and it will restore its natural vitality and strength.
- Removes residues of hair products
It will successfully remove all the residues that are left by the conventional conditioner, shampoo or hair mask which contribute to greasier hair. Your hair will be cleaner, shinier and with better quality thanks to the use of baking soda.
- Eliminates chlorine
If you are swimmer, then you are well aware of the negative effects of chlorine for your hair. The use of baking soda can be of great assistance as it will completely eliminate it from your hair and scalp and thus protect it from any damage.
Now, all you need to do is to prepare the amazing baking soda shampoo. It is really easy for preparation and its application is very simple.
DIY A Natural Baking Soda Shampoo
For a medium-length hair, you will need the following quantities.
- 6 tablespoons of water
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
Instructions: Just mix the ingredients and the resulting mixture apply it onto your hair.
Start with rubbing the mixture into the roots and then go to the ends of the hair. Let it stand for a few minutes, and after that wash it off with lukewarm water. While applying, ensure there is no contact with your eyes.
This shampoo is not a daily shampoo because it can make your hair dry and fragile. The recommended use is not more than two times a week.
Bear in mind that it is an abrasive product and if your hair is colored or with highlights, you should not use it.