If there is one versatile ingredient that can be used for a bunch of things such as skincare, cooking and hair care, it is baking soda. Aside from being a natural exfoliator and cleanser, baking soda can actually give you thick voluminous hair with a natural shine. It is the most natural recipe to get healthy hair at home, and takes very little effort. In fact you can even make a baking soda shampoo at home. It is cost-effective and the results are admirable.
This is what baking soda does to your hair
Baking soda makes your hair thick and strong: Baking soda is a better cleansing agent than your regular chemical-laden shampoo. Usually the dirt and grime end up making a thick layer thus stunting hair growth. Baking soda removes all dirt and unwanted elements from your hair.
Baking soda removes chemical residue: We tend to use so many products on our hair, from serum, gels, sprays, leave-in conditioner etc. The residue leftover from one of these can make our hair heavy and greasy. By using a baking soda shampoo you can retain the natural glow of your hair.
Baking soda gets rid of chlorine: For those who love to spend a lot of time in the pool know that chlorine is detrimental to your hair. It leads to hair breakage, then hair fall, while it also affects the colour of your hair. Baking soda can save your hair and scalp from the after-effects of chlorine, and keep it soft and cleansed.
Here’s how you can make baking soda shampoo at home
Blend baking soda with water in a 1:3 ratio into a squeeze bottle. The proportion of baking soda to water should differ as per the length of your hair. For medium length hair, you need a teaspoon water and six teaspoon water.
How to use:
Wet your hair and then apply this mix directly on hair going from root to tip. Apply a thick coat. Allow it to seep into your scalp for about 10 minutes. Rinse off using warm water. Now rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and water. The proportion of apple cider vinegar and water should be 1:4. You can even add a few drops of essential oil if you prefer. Apply this mix to your hair in backward motion, and wash off in a few minutes.
You can use this recipe about thrice a week for at least a month to get the desired results. Apply this easy ingredient, and you will have naturally soft, healthy hair that is both strong and shiny.