Beauty Secret: Baking Soda

baking soda for your hair

When I started to write this blog it triggered memories of my first science project.

I was homeschooled at that time and when the curriculum called for me to do my first project, it sent both my mother and I into a panicked tizzy. It seemed like such an insurmountable thing this “science project,” but thankfully we got through it swimmingly. In fact now I’m wishing I could go back to that day when my biggest hurdle in life was a science project. Ha!

The baking soda reminded me because for that project I decided to test what cleaner works best on counter top stains. I’m pretty sure baking soda won out.

20 years later, I’m starting a new project with baking soda, however this time I’m going to put it in my hair.

According to the Arm & Hammer website, there are a myriad of ways we can incorporate baking soda into our everyday lives. They even have a long list of ways to use it in your beauty routine.

Besides your hair (which I’ll get to in a minute) you can also add a bit to your facial cleanser where it will act as a mild exfoliate (you could do this over your whole body really). It also helps to really clean out your hair brushes. Simply add one teaspoon to a sink full of water then let your hair brushes soak while the baking soda breaks up the oily build up.

For it to help your hair, simply sprinkle a quarter size amount into your shampoo and it will de-crud all the product buildup. I tried this myself and I could feel a difference when rinsing out my hair. It had that squeak to it when wet, which to me makes it feel completely clean. Afterwards I didn’t have any tangles even though I normally would have.

Baking soda is probably something you have in your pantry already, so why not give it a try! (If you have it in your refrigerator to soak up odor, do not use that one. Use the room temperature baking soda only).

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