Baking soda is one of the most versatile ingredients you can find in your home. You can use it for cooking, personal hygiene, cleaning, etc. This common ingredient has shown to possess a wide range of therapeutic benefits.
For instance, it’s known that it can stop hair loss and boost hair growth.
What’s more, baking soda can cleanse and soften your hair so you can use it as a shampoo and conditioner.
So, maybe it’s time you replace your regular shampoo with this natural ingredient to take advantage of its amazing benefits for your hair.
Benefits of Baking Soda for Hair
1. Cleans Hair and Stimulates Hair Growth
Baking soda can clean your hair better than your best shampoo. It cleanses all the dirt, toxins and chemicals accumulated on your hair which otherwise suppress the natural hair growth process. This ingredient will make your hair soft, strong, and healthy.
2. Eliminates Chlorine
Chlorine can accumulate in your hair and scalp over time, resulting in hair damage and change in your hair color. Luckily, baking soda can remove this harsh chemical from your hair follicles, thus making sure your hair is healthy instead of dry and damaged.
3. Removes Hair Product Residue
Baking soda can remove residue from any hair product you are using on a regular basis. This is important as residue from common shampoos, conditioners, and hair sprays make your hair greasy.
So, by effectively cleaning your hair and getting it rid of any shampoo or conditioner residue, you hair will be shiny and voluminous for a long time.
How Do You Wash Your Hair with Baking Soda?
You need to make a DIY shampoo using baking soda and water in 1:3 ratio.
If you have a longer hair, you’ll need to make more shampoo.
For a shoulder-length hair, use one tablespoon of baking soda and six tablespoons of water. You can also use this shampoo if your hair is too dry.
Rub the mixture into your hair starting from the roots to the ends. Let it stay for few minutes, and then rinse it with warm water.
You can mix 4 parts of apple cider vinegar and one part of water, and add few drops of your favorite essential oil and use this mixture to rinse your hair after the treatment with baking soda. However, don’t let this solution come in contact with your eyes.
This treatment will stop your hair loss, boost your hair growth, and regenerate and revitalize your hair.