Baking Soda Hair Wash Method
If you've never heard of it before, your going to think I'm crazy but the Baking Soda hair wash method is a womens best friend when it comes to hair care. A baking soda hair wash will clean out the excess product, remove impurities, and clean your hair better then any expensive product on the market.
There are two ways to enjoy the benefits of washing hair with Baking Soda.
- Washing hair with Baking Soda Regularly (Those who use baking soda all the time in place of shampoo only wash their hair every 4 to 5 days) Do some more in depth research on this as there is a detox period to expect.
- Do a Baking Soda hair wash a few times a month to refresh hair by thoroughly clean the hair of dirt and product build up from shampoos, conditioners, and styling products
My method of choice is to wash my hair with baking soda just a few times a month. I love my shampoo's and conditioner but this is like getting a new start. It's like a getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist. Your other hair care products just work better afterwards. I always feel the same after using baking soda in my hair.
The Baking Soda Hair Formula
Other users of the baking soda hair shampoo recipe I've heard make their baking soda to water mixture a lot stronger then mine, some baking soda shampoo recipes are almost a thick paste. That's way to much work for me to have to wash out. I found that the amount of baking soda that I dilute into the water makes the liquid thin enough that I can completely cover my hair with it but it has enough baking soda to get the job done and really clean my hair completely.
The Baking Soda Hair Cleaner Recipe
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 3 cups of very warm water
Mix the two together just before getting into the shower. I keep a plastic spoon or fork so that I can even mix it while in the shower to get more baking soda in the water and less at the bottom of the container. I mix it in an old cleaned out plastic food container, but a plastic water bottle will work great too. Just be sure to make a new mixture of the baking soda hair cleaner each time you use it.
How To Use Baking Soda Hair Wash
On the days that I do the baking soda hair wash, which is about 4 times a month, I have my container ready to go just before I jump into the shower. Then once my hair is wet in the shower I get in and pour the baking soda hair wash over my head and start massaging it into my hair and scalp.
It's a weird feeling to get used to at first when you are used to the sudsy feel of shampoo's. There are no bubbles here and it will actually feel a little grity. Kind of like your pouring baking soda water on your head =P
I don't leave it in for long, Once I'm convinced I have cleaned all of my hair and scalp I start washing it out. I take much more time to make sure I have the baking soda hair wash completely out of my hair then with regular shampoo just because I want to make sure there is no powdery residue left. I finish washing the rest of me in the shower and I don't use a conditioner. I want my hair to dry without any product except my BioSilk Silk Therapy I use while blow drying.
When you rinse out the baking soda hair wash your hair is going to feel squeeky clean. Unlike with shampoos' that leave product in and your hands glide through your hair. When wet, your hair is going to feel very different. It will feel almost like your fingers don't want to slide against the hair. It's a very clean feeling because you will feel that there is no product left on your hair.
BioSilk Is Secret Guilty Pleasure
I know that many who use baking soda as a hair shampoo think that you shouldn't need any other product. Supposed to stay natural. I agree that when I am out of the shower I can just blow dry as normal and in fact my hair is softer and lighter with just the baking soda. Even without having used conditioner and find that my hair is soft and shiny.
But, I'm such a big fan of BioSilk Silk Therapy that I can't help but put a dab in the middle of my hands, rub them together and then lightly pull my hands from the top of my hair to the bottom. The shiny silky look that BioSilk Silk Therapy gives my fly away hair is amazing. There are just some parts of my beauty routine that I could never give up right after a shower. Moisturizing my face, and putting BioSilk in my hair.
I totally recommend this product, but it's not necessary as part of the baking soda hair wash. It's just my personal favorite. Its actually pretty expensive if you are uses to using drugstore leave-in hair products. But it is salon quality and the littlest amount goes very far even on long hair.