In recent years, more people have been opting to use natural ingredients in their personal care rituals. Many believe that a do-it-yourself baking soda shampoo is the best choice when it comes to hair care.
Why Use Baking Soda for Your Hair?
There are many ways how a baking soda shampoo can improve your hair health. For one, it can remove the built-up chemicals that regular shampoos leave in the hair. That’s important because these chemicals will eventually plug your follicles. This, in turn, can thin your hair and prevent the follicles from growing new hair.
Moreover, they strip your hair of all its natural oils. If you use them on a regular basis, your hair may lose its natural glow. So, getting rid of these chemicals can also make your hair shiny and strong.
Make Your Own Baking Soda Shampoo
To make the shampoo, mix 2 oz of baking soda with 6 oz of water. It is best to do this in an empty container or a bottle that you’ll use to store the shampoo. Then add about ten drops of lavender oil to give the shampoo a nice scent. Not only that but lavender oil could also help stimulate hair growth.
Wash your hair like you would with any other regular shampoo. Apply it to the hair and then rub it in by gently massaging your scalp. Leave it there for a minute or two before rinsing it off with water.
A Word of Warning
Make sure not to use this baking soda shampoo too often. If you do, it may lower the pH value of your scalp, thus making your hair fragile and dry. As such, you shouldn’t wash your hair more than once or twice a week.