Saturday, 19 May 2012

Baking Soda shampoo and vinegar conditioner

So I'm using totally natural products to wash and condition my hair. Baking Soda, aka Bicarbonate of Soda in a solution(the big bottle/bottom photo). 2 washes with this and rinse. The final rinse is with diluted ACV(Top photo). The recipe for the shampoo is here:
I always wondered why B-soda didnt work for me (from back in the day when I had braidlocks). Now I know why. It's due to hardness of water in the UK. You have to approach it a little differently as you will see when you read  the link above. I think it's great. I got VERY good results. My scalp was clean clean clean. What's more the ACV rinse that followed conditioned  beautifully. I mean it left my hair really soft and fluffy. Here CV rinse
I just thought I'd give this a  go. Apparently using a baking soda or Borax solution to wash your hair/scalp is very healthy and the only way to deep clean. The borax also kills every unwanted fungus, bacteria excess sebum etc to give a happy environment for your scalp. I havent got any borax, but as soon as I do Ill be here with the recipe. Meanwhile you can get a deep clean this way. You can aslo inhibit unwanted scalp issues(both seen and unseen) by putting neat acv on your scalp and let sit overnight. Rinse out in the morning. Be careful not to put it on cuts/bruised areas. It can sting a little but that ok. Just remember you do this entirely at your own risk. I did it and it was fine.


nubianepiphany said...

Hey Ofo! Thanks for the tip, however, my questions is: what's the ratio of baking soda to ACV? I'm american, so any mls/mgs is going to confuse me! LOL

anthia-ofo said...

Hi, if you follow the links I've provided they give you accurate measurements and more detailed explanation. Dont mix ACV with baking soda. You make a baking soda solution(shampoo) then follow with ACV rinse(conditioner). Roughly half BS and half water. Then 1part acv to 8parts water. Good luck!