Soda (baking soda, baking soda, sodium bicarbonate) is an acidic salt of carbonic acid, which contributes to the dissolution and removal of fats. Due to this, it can be used as a substitute for shampoo for washing your head.
Benefit and harm of washing hair with soda
The effectiveness of washing the hair with soda is almost inferior to shampoos , although it may not be so convenient, because soda does not foam, although it creates a soapy sensation, and also is washed off from hair in comparison with shampoos.
On the one hand, soda has an exclusively cleansing effect compared to shampoos, which can be specialized, designed for a particular type of hair, etc. On the other hand, soda does not contain dyes, lauryl sulfates and other additives, the content of which in shampoos is ambiguous. Soda very effectively removes not only fats and dirt, but also applied to hair gels and lacquers, even super-strong fixation. In addition, due to its pronounced cleansing effect, it is able to reduce irritation on the skin, and even the amount of dandruff.
But, despite the relatively mild effect, its frequent use can overdry the hair and scalp. However, we must remember that soda contributes to the removal of not only fats, but also has a scarf effect, so when washing laminated colored hair or after a chemical wave, the effect of these procedures is significantly reduced.
Recipes for washing hair soda
The simplest method is to wash the hair with a solution based on 2 tablespoons of soda without a slide on a glass of water. Exceeding the concentration is undesirable, otherwise irritation is possible, and if the hair is not too dirty better, on the contrary, reduce it. The hair is moistened with a solution, after which it is "rubbed" with massaging movements and then washed with a large amount of water.
- Two tablespoons of soda mixed with two teaspoonfuls of honey, diluted with warm water and used, as in the previous case.
- If lemon juice is added to the solution, then this mixture, in addition to washing the head, helps to lighten the hair.
- If a solution of using a mixture of soda and sea salt in equal proportions, it turns out a kind of scrub for the head and hair, which is suitable for oily hair, but it is not recommended to use often.
After washing the hair with soda to make the hair softer and more docile, it is best to rinse it with vinegar, preferably apple, diluted with water at a rate of 1:10.