Baking Soda Clarifying Hair Rinse & Recipes
Helps With Product Build-Up
Commercial liquid shampoos and conditioners often contain synthetic silicones and silica that coat your hair, to make it "feel" nice, but leave a residue in your hair.
Styling products plus your own natural sweat and oil production can add to residue build up.
The detergent shampoos with loads of SLS are very good at stripping EVERYTHING (even those natural oils we want) and ridding your hair of residue.
Clarifying your hair is a way to remove the build-ups some products leave on your hair which can make your hair dull and lifeless. Regular household baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) naturally clarifies both scalp and hair so hair appears softer and shinier. It’s also incredibly cheap!
As the baking soda naturally lifts grease and product residue from your hair it revitalizing hair follicles and helps ease dandruff.
Also Great For Swimmers To Remove Chlorine From Hair!
Keep Some Baking Soda in Your Shower for Hair Care
Hard water and/or residue from previous products can cause shampoo bar adjustment problems.
The addition of baking soda can help counteract the buildup from hard water minerals.
There are a few simple ways to add some baking soda to shampoo regimen:
- sprinkle a bit of baking soda on your damp hair and then lather up
- add a bit of baking soda to the shampoo bar lather already in your hair, then add a bit more water and lather up
- especially for hard water--add a pinch of baking soda to a quart of warm water and use this mixture to wet your hair before shampooing, then lather up
If you experience tangles after using baking soda you can follow with an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse or place some ACV rinse in a bottle and use it as a spritz after rinsing. Just be sure there is no baking soda left in your hair before applying the ACV. Baking soda plus vinegar make fizz and can also make frizz in your hair.
Baking Soda Clarifying Rinse
Our mild, natural shampoo bars are very gentle cleansers that do not strip hair in the same way as detergent based shampoos.
Gentle shampoo bars may have a difficult time removing the build-up of chemicals that has collected in your hair over the years of using liquid shampoos.
The build-up may look similar to dandruff, but it is more localized and does not itch.
Clarifying your hair is a way to remove residue which can leave hair feeling heavy.
Regular household baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) is an easy clarifier to use. Baking soda naturally lifts grease and product residue from your hair.
If you have never used baking soda on your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin, do an allergy patch-test before using, to see if baking soda causes you any irritation or reaction.
Baking Soda Clarifying Rinse Recipes
Simple Baking Soda Clarifying Hair Rinse
Mix 1 to 2 tablespoon of baking soda into 1 cup (8 ounces) warm water
Add ingredients into a squirt bottle or easy to pour container. Wet hair thoroughly and pour the rinse on your hair starting at the scalp and work it through to the ends.
Allow the mixture to remain on your hair for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, then shampoo with your regular shampoo.
Baking Soda Scalp Clarifying Rinse Recipe
This scalp exfoliator helps rid your scalp of excess oil, buildup even dry scalp flakes.
2 tablespoons of baking soda
1/2 cup of water
Mix into a gritty paste. Massage the paste into your scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Follow it by using a gentle shampoo.
Try to keep the baking soda on the scalp area only as much as you can since this concentration can be rather drying to your hair length.
Baking soda hair rinses are great to remove build-up or excess oil to help restore shine and softness when used in moderation as a rinse. The high pH level of baking soda may cause hair damage when used too often.