Baking Soda – Great Eco Solution for Hair


Baking soda is famous for its incredible beauty recipes of skin. But did you know that this white powder, when added to the dough, can boost hair growth? In fact, it is also affordable and eco-friendly.

How Does Baking Soda Work?

People are using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) since the old days. In comparison to shampoos that have tons of different chemicals and ingredients, baking soda has just one compound, i.e., NaHCO3. It is a salt consist of sodium and bicarbonate ions. Baking soda has PH 9, thereby making it a great acid cleanser and neutralize for hair and scalp. It is effective in eliminating dirt build-up from the scalp and make it clean.

When using soda, make sure you dilute and apply it carefully. Otherwise, it will disturb the PH balance of your hair scalp and cause damage to your hair. Most people claim that baking soda, when dissolved in water, can eliminate extra oil build-up, restore its shine, and soften it.  Just note that baking soda is abrasive and can leave your hair as well as scalp dry.

Thus, it is a good idea to use some extra components. Using powder as shampoo is more effective for people with extra oily hairs. People having dry hair should consider washing their hair with conditioner to moisturize their scalp well.

Baking Soda Shampoo for Hair Growth

a) Combine baking soda with water in the ratio 1:3. You can change it depending on your hair length.
b) Moisturize the scalp and then hairs but avoid rubbing ends.
c) Wait for some time and then rinse it off using hot water.
d) Prepare a blend of apple cider vinegar and water in the ratio 1: 4. You can add your favorite oils in it.
Note: You can even use lemon juice instead of vinegar.
e) Apply this blend to your wet hair.
f) Now rinse your hair with cold water.
g) Use this trick once in a week for one month.
Thus, if you spend a lot of time in a swimming pool, then baking soda is best. Combine baking soda and dish soap. Then wash hairs with it. After that, apply a good quality conditioner or hair mask.

Homemade Baking Soda Dry Shampoo

Baking soda for hair can also be used in the form of dry shampoo. It is a simple, quick, and effective way to control hair oil.

a) Simply take a pinch of soda and apply it with your fingers on hair roots.
b) Now remove it using your fingers and comb.

Coconut Oil + Baking Soda Scalp Scrub

One of the best ways to use baking soda for hair is by using it with the natural coconut oil. You can even use this scrub on the body as well face.

You Will Need:

a) 2 tsp baking soda
b) 1 to 2 tbsp coconut oil
c) Your favorite oil

Steps:
 
a) Melt coconut oil and add soda to it.
b) Now add a few drops of oil and combine it well.
c) Use this mix to massage your hair.
d) Now, wash hairs with warm water well.
e) Use this remedy once in a week.

Caution

Scalp skin has a PH level of 5.5, and hair shaft has PH 3.67. Baking soda has PH 9, so it can cause:

-Skin dryness
-Cuticle impairment
-Hair damage
-Skin irritation
-Sudden decrease fat level in the skin

Just note that you will see positive effects at first, but it’s regular use it is not advised. After a few washes, your hair will become healthy again.

When to Avoid the Use of Baking Soda on Hair?

You need to cut down the use of soda on your hair if you have:

-Colored hair
-Fragile or dry hair
-Sensitive skin or allergy
-You usually use the curler, hair dyer, or anything where heat is used

How to Wash Your Hair Using Baking Soda Correctly?

1. Dilute baking soda well and do not leave it on hair for a long time

Combine baking soda and water in 1:3 ratio to form a paste. Just note that it takes plenty of water to reduce the PH of soda to get into a safe zone. So instead of creating a paste, it’s a good idea to combine 1 tsp soda in a 16 oz bottle of water. Massage your hair scalp with this solution. Wash it out after two minutes well.

2. Follow it Up with Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar rinse helps you restore the PH balance of hair and make it smooth again.

3. Condition Your Hair Deeply

There is no better way to enrich your hair than to condition it deeply. It is a good idea to use a high-quality conditioner that has natural ingredients. It will disturb hairs and smooth your scalp in no time.

4. Check How Your Hair Feels

Listen to your hair the next day after washing it. If your hairs get dry and brittle, it’s a good idea to wait for some time before you perform another rinse. Also, avoid its use if your hair feels irritated after the treatment.

5. Benefits of Using Soda for Dandruff

-Baking soda eliminates extra sebum produced by the scalp. It means it will leave your hair soft and clear.
-It is naturally anti-septic. Thus, it treats the fungal infection that causes dandruff.
-Soda will keep your scalp calm and also soothe the itching scalp.

How to Use Baking Soda for Dandruff?

 You Will Need:

a) 2 to 3 tbsp baking soda
b) 1 cup lukewarm water

Steps:

a) Add soda to one cup lukewarm water.
b) Combine it well and use it onto your scalp.
c) Massage it gently and wait for one or two minutes.
d) After that, shampoo as usual.

Baking Soda Remedies for Dandruff

You can even add tons of ingredients to baking soda top get rid of dandruff.

Apple Cider Vinegar + Baking Soda

 You Will Need:

a) 2 to 3 tbsp cider vinegar
b) 2 tsp baking soda

Steps:

a) Combine all the two and use it on the scalp.
b) Massage it on your hairs for one or two minutes and then wash it with cold water.
c) Repeat this two times in a week.

Baking Soda + Lemon

You Will Need:

a) 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda
b) 2 tbsp lemon juice

Steps:

a) Prepare a thin paste of the above-listed ingredients and use it on your scalp.
b) Massage it and wait for 2 to 3 minute.
c) Rinse hair with cold water.
d) Do this two times a week.

Baking Soda + Olive Oil

You will need:

a) 1 tbsp olive oil
b) 1 tsp baking soda
c) 1 egg yolk

Steps:

a) Heat olive oil lightly and add it to egg yolk.
b) Now add baking soda to it and combine well.
c) Use this pack on the scalp and wait for twenty minutes.
d) Wash it with lukewarm water first and then with cold water.
e) Apply this remedy two times a week to get fast relief from dandruff.

Baking Soda + Coconut Oil

You Will Need:

a) 1 tbsp honey
b) 1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda
c) 1 tbsp coconut oil

Steps:
 
a) Add honey and baking soda to coconut oil and combine them well.
b) Apply this to the hair scalp and wait for 30 minutes.
c) Wash your hairs as you normally do.
d) Use this mask two times a week.

Tea Tree Oil + Baking Soda

 You Will Need:

a) 1/2 cup water
b) 2 tbsp baking soda
c) Few drops of tea tree oil

Steps:

a) Combine everything and use on the scalp.
b) Wash your hair after fifteen minutes.
c) Do this twice a week.


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