When it comes to beauty routines, I am complete DIY junkie.
I always look for new and creative ways to reduce my exposure to harmful chemicals.
The first time I heard about the baking soda shampoo, I was psyched to the point I went home and tried it immediately.
And it helped me a lot.
And why shouldn’t you try?
Baking soda is one of the most common household ingredients and products you can use for home remedies and beauty routines.
What’s wrong with commercial shampoos?
Every commercial shampoo you will find on the market contains cocamide, sulfate compounds, and scents.
I was wondering what is wrong with them until I looked at the ingredients.
And if you think fragrances are not harmful, let me remind you that that means a presence of more than 4,000 chemical ingredients.
Now, is that scary or not?
The Baking Soda Shampoo Ritual
First you need to mix one part of baking soda with three parts of water.
For a regular, shoulder length hair, you need approximately three tablespoons of baking soda and three times water.
Now, if you have shorter or longer hair, adjust accordingly.
Start by applying the mixture on your dry or wet hair.
Start at the roots, and work your way towards the end.
I know it is strange to not have shampoo on your hair, but you will get used to it.
Let the baking soda mixture sit on your hair for few minutes (1-3) and then rinse with warm water.
For the next part, you need one part of apple cider vinegar and four parts of water.
You can add some essential oil to minimize the smell and odor from vinegar.
I like to use lavender and peppermint, but you can use what is best for you.
Close your eyes, tilt your head back and apply the mixture through the hair.
Be careful to avoid the eyes.
Let it stay for few seconds, and then rinse with cold water for extra shine and smoothing of the hair.
Do baking soda shampoo routine regularly, and you will notice your hair has more volume, body, and strength than even before.
The routine is incredibly simple: just wash with baking soda, rinse with vinegar and blow your hair dry.
If you feel like it, flat iron the front and that’s it!