The article is about woman who decided to quit shampoo and to find alternative ways to wash her hair.

Baking soda power were the first thing that came on her mind, and after she read up on all the amazing qualities she was decided. As first, it’s the perfect product for people with dry, scaly scalps.

Shampoo strips hair of all its natural oils, meanwhile encouraging  scalp to produce too much oil. Baking soda gently balances out your pH levels and your scalp learns to produce just the right amount of oil.

There are a whole lot of nasty chemicals in the shampoo you buy at CVS- sodium lauryl, laureth sulfate, parabens, fragrance, and diethanolamine. And baking soda is just a natural chemical compound NaHCO3.

Baking soda method sounds pretty easy. Only combine one part baking soda with three parts water, apply at the roots, wait 1-3 minutes. At the end rinse with warm water.

She was skeptical at the start, But she  committed right off the bat. Now she throw away all the bottles of shampoo. Within a week, the flakes  star to go away. She saw less dandruff and her scalp wasn’t itchy anymore. Two weeks later there was so much less grease and a lot more healthy shine.

Here are few hacks for using baking soda as your new shampoo:

When  first start the no-poo method, she was following a silly routine. She would keep a small tupperware of dry baking soda in the bathroom, and during  shower she would take out a small pile onto hand and try to mix it in the palm with water. It was a horrible system that was messy and inefficient, and she ended up using a lot of product.

Instead of repeating my mistake, concoct a large batch all at once and put it in a squeeze bottle…

Include a few drops of castor oil 

Your new shampoo doesn’t have to only be baking soda and water. One of the things we love most about shampoo is how pretty it makes our hair smell afterward. For that purpose get your hands on some castor oil (peppermint or lavender scent work the best), and mix into your batch about 10-15 drops, depending on how strong you want the smell to be. Moreover you’ll come out of the shower smelling super duper fresh. It could  tingle on your scalp at first, it is perfectly normal. Any stinging, is an indicator that it may be time to back off the castor oil.

Add lemon juice if you’re prone to dandruff 

Lemon gets rid of dandruff, give your scalp some extra TLC. Squeeze out the juice of a lemon on your own, add several drops to your baking soda mixture, and wash normally.

Double rinse if you have thick hair 

Baking soda tends to clump up pretty easy. If you’ve got thick locks, pay a little more attention to your rinsing process. Second time rinsing, you can even toss your head upside down. This is  to make sure you get into the little nooks and crannies possible  missed out on the first time. Baking soda residue built up on your scalp actually encourage your scalp to produce moreoil. We definitely don’t want that happening.

Use an apple cider vinegar rinse as conditioner

If you are wondering what you’re supposed to do about your conditioner now  after y switch up your shampoo routine. We say there’s no point in sticking to the commercialized stuff. Lucky for all who love shiny hair, there is an easy intensive conditioner  easy to cook up at home.

Mix one part apple cider vinegar (the more natural and organic, the better) with four parts of water and pick your favorite essential oils scent — peppermint, lavender,— and put a few drops not to  walk around smelling too vinegary. And after you’ve rinsed off the baking soda, apply it. At the end rinse with cold water.

Save the extra baking soda to use as dry shampoo too

We often find ourselves in moment with not enough time to wash hair, so  don’t  even sweat it.. Just sprinkle some baking soda onto your roots and flip your hair upside and tousle it all in. This works just well as dry shampoo at the store.

source: HealthyFoodHeadlines