Baking soda is a common ingredient in home-made recipes. In fact, people use baking soda for cooking, cleaning or even treating health issues.

Baking soda has numerous uses. Did you know that baking soda is an excellent way to clean your hair? You can use baking soda instead of conventional hair shampoos, which are full of chemicals and toxins. In general, of the 10.500 chemicals used in the beauty care products, just 11 % have been evaluated for safety and health.

These chemicals can go into the body through the scalp and the skin and cause side effects. Therefore, why not avoid all these chemical ingredients and prepare your own shampoo at home? Even though it may sound strange, you can prepare you own shampoo using baking soda. Baking soda represents a mineral natron, also known as nahcolite, which contains high amounts of sodium bicarbonate that acts as a natural cleanser and deodorant. It is also used to eliminate impurities.


Here is how to prepare it:

In a bottle, add 3/4 of water and ¼ of baking soda. Mix the ingredients well. If you have long hair, you can use 9 tablespoons of water and 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the mixture on the hair. You can apply it either on dry or wet hair. Gently massage the solution into the scalp and the hair. Leave it for 1 minute, and wash it off.


You can also prepare shampoo using apple cedar vinegar. To prepare this home-made shampoo, use 3/4 of water and ¼ of apple cedar vinegar. You can add some essential oils for scent. Apply the solution on the hair, but make sure it does not run directly into the eyes.

These home-made shampoos are great for dull or brittle hair, split ends or hair loss. However, baking soda may be alkaline, so, do not overuse it, because it can damage the hair.