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BAKING SODA SHAMPOO: It Will Make Your Hair Grow Like It Is Magic

BAKING SODA SHAMPOO: It Will Make Your Hair Grow Like It Is Magic

This Homemade Chemical Free Shampoo Will Save Your Hair

There are so many shampoos in the market, it’s so hard to choose one that is appropriate for the type of hair and type of budget. The amount of harsh-sounding chemical contents is also alarming due to the probability of causing more damage than an enhancement to the hair. Keeping the hair clean is not a complex science; hundreds of shampoo types and brands have been out in the market each with a different formulation and a different claim. The latest and the most astonishing news about keeping the hair clean is not about a new brand of shampoo, but a new way of washing the hair. People are talking now about washing the hair not using shampoos, but utilizing baking soda and apple cider vinegar instead. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a natural mineral which has long been recognized and extensively used. In short, it is one of those harmless chemicals, together with apple cider vinegar.

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The baking soda cleans away the dirt from the hair and keeps it absorbent so that moisture can come in and get absorbed. Using apple cider vinegar to rinse it will literally “lock in” the moisture in, leaving the hair soft and smooth, not dry and stiff.

The method currently being talked about is washing the hair by using baking soda mixture and rinsing it off with the apple cider vinegar. This shampoo-and-conditioner alternative keeps the hair clean longer, so that it only needs washing no more than twice a week. And yet people agree that the hair stays clean longer, feels softer, smoother and smells super clean.

This is really startling because we assume that hair washed with baking soda and rinsed with vinegar will definitely smell vinegary. However, it was not the case; the hair smelled clean with no trace of the vinegar smell.

The formula is a mixture of baking soda and water to wash the hair, and a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water to rinse it later. After a few weeks of usage and adjustment, the hair will come out softer and cleaner longer, and a lot of money for shampoo and conditioner will have been saved.


Mix one part of baking soda to one part of water. (Example – mix 1 tablespoon baking soda to 1 tablespoon of water.) Use the same proportion for the vinegar rinse. Increase the quantity using the same proportions longer and thicker hair.

Wash the hair, massaging the baking soda mixture on the scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Massage the scalp with the vinegar rinse and then rinse thoroughly. Repeat only after every 3-4 days.

Give the hair a few weeks to acclimate to the new washing method, then see and appreciate the difference.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Reviewed by Nima Shei, MD
May 15th, 2014

You may be washing your hair more often than you need to! Even though it depends a lot on your hair type, washing your hair on a daily basis is a big mistake. Washing your hair may seem like a simple task, but there are many of us doing it wrong, and this could lead to the elimination of natural oils from the scalp, causing scalp irritation, dandruff and other scalp issues.

Let’s begin with what makes your hair oily. The sebaceous glands are microscopic glands in the skin and scalp that secrete an oily/waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate our skin and hair. When these glands work correctly, they prevent our skin from dryness. On the other hand, if these glands can’t secret sebum properly, it may cause acne and other skin conditions.

A basic rule of thumb for those with thick hair or tight curls and kinks is to shampoo twice a week with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Sometimes you might want to even shampoo less because your hair doesn’t feel dirty easily, so you don’t need to cleanse it until it feels dirty.

For Medium curls, kinks, and waves hair type, you can afford to shampoo every few days.

If you have a fine hair texture, fine curls, and waves, your curly locks will look their best if you shampoo every two days. It’s not your style to have an oily texture, so it’s best to keep it clean and make sure to moisturize with a good conditioner.

Anyone with normal hair is recommended to wash between three to four times per week, but you might find your need to wash hair more often in the summer when you’re more active. Meanwhile as for those of us with oily hair you can wash your hair almost daily, but remember to give you hair a break at least once or twice per week.

According to most professional stylists, washing your hair less is something you need to work up to. Start by leaving off one wash at a time, just a refreshing cold shower those days, or sponge bathe.