Are you on a mission to minimize your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals found in commercial hair products, or rather, simplify your hair care regimen? Well, you are definitely in the right place. I can write with confidence that it always feels great and right to use a natural and time tested method of cleaning the hair.
Shampoos bought from the store can at times be very harsh to your hair, because they are usually filled with chemicals that could harm it, more especially if your hair is normally washed daily. Here you will learn how to prepare a Do It Yourself baking powder shampoo from the comfort of your home.
Begin by mixing 1 part of the baking soda with three to four parts water. If your hair is longer and thicker, you may want to consider adjusting these measurements to suit your hair needs. Yes, you are done, it is really that simple and fast.
Apply the mixture of baking soda and water on dry or wet hair, starting from the roots as you progress to the scalp. To get a great feeling and maximum benefits, rub it on your scalp for about one minute and treat yourself to a mini head massage. This feels great while also helping you to ensure that your scalp is clean. If your hair does not usually become super oily, you do not have to necessarily wash the rest of the hair using the mixture. After applying the mixture, allow it to sit there for about three minutes before rinsing with water.
After you have cleaned your hair, it is also advisable to consider getting vinegar rinse rather than using your regular conditioner. You will just need to combine 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts of water. You may also add essential natural oils if the scent of vinegar is too strong for you. Just allow it to rest for a few seconds on your hair and rinse using warm water.
With time, if you keep up with this natural product, you will realize that your hair will not be getting oily as before. Commercial shampoos usually strip your scalp of important oils, but a homemade baking soda shampoo helps in increasing production of oil to compensate for the loss. You do not have to use it everyday, two or three days a week should do. The best part is that this shampoo is cheap, chemical free, and simple to make, yet highly effective.