Baking soda is a natural product and its properties are as many as amazing. Cheap, non-toxic and easy to use, baking soda is a plurivalent product. To clean your home, relieve your heartburn, whiten your teeth, or replace your deodorant, this is an indispensable element that you should always have handy. In this article we will explain how to use it to make a homemade shampoo, which will do miracles for your hair!
Did you know that the shampoos you buy in store-and that usually cost you the eyes of the head-are actually very harmful to the health of your hair. Whatever brand you use (even the most prestigious), just flip your bottle and lend a little more attention to the components to discover in-compressible names with somewhat barbaric resonance. Sodium, sodium laureth sulfate, Diethonolamine, perfume, parabens… Your shampoo contains more than 4000 different chemical products. As A force of application, these substances can dry your hair, weaken it, and in some cases, harm your health.
As the consciences became more and more awake, the “no-POO” trend appeared in 2015. It is a concept that comes straight from the United States that literally means “no shampoo”. Thus, its usual shampoo is traded against a softer and less aggressive product for the scalp. In this sense, we advise you to make your shampoo at home, and guess-what, there is nothing simpler! Based on baking soda, this shampoo is natural and biodegradable.
How to make your baking soda shampoo
2 to 3 tablespoons of baking soda (all depends on the length of your hair)
3 volumes of water 10 drops of lavender essential oil
Stir in a vial and shake vigorously.
Apply the preparation in the shower as you would with your usual shampoo. Allow 2 to 3 minutes to rest and rinse with warm water. It’s not going to froth like a traditional shampoo, but don’t worry, your hair will be thoroughly cleansed.
To eliminate static electricity and Frizz, mix 1 volume of cider vinegar with 4 volumes of water, then apply to your hair and let it take a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. This will act as a conditioner and will bring shine and suppleness to your hair.
The benefits of the ingredients
Baking soda: it effectively eliminates the accumulation of sebum on your hair and cleans your scalp. Limits the appearance of dandruff and allows the roots to lubrize less quickly. So it’s an incredibly effective natural cleanser.
Lavender essential oil: Lavender essential oil has recently attracted the attention of researchers to its properties capable of generating hair growth. A study published in 2016 revealed that lavender oil, which stimulated hair growth, helped to absorb the problems of baldness and alopecia, and made the capillary fiber thicker and more resistant.
Baking soda is undeniably an ally of size for your mane, but be careful not to abuse it. By force of applying, the scales of the hair open and your hair is weakened (so it is the opposite effect that occurs). Therefore, it is best not to use your baking soda shampoo more than twice a week.
Baking soda is also not recommended for colored or stained hair, it is an abrasive product that will quickly drain your color.
Wheat grass: a real treasure for your hair.
Due to its high chlorophyll content (70%), wheat grass is an no doubt green alkalinizing food. Due to the presence of vitamins B12 and C, iron and iodine, consumed regularly, the wheat herb juice will grow your hair much faster. It will strengthen your hair follicles, preventing breakage and dropping your hairs. It will repair your damaged hair, treat the itching, the dander and the scalp.