By Olivia |
It’s the rare household that doesn’t have a box of baking soda, be it in the fridge, freezer, pantry or under the sink. Baking soda has hundreds of uses, if not more, but here’s one that may surprise you. The snowy white powder may help stave off hair loss.
Baking soda hair loss formula
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 ounces water
Whisk together the baking soda and water. Apply to the scalp and massage gently for two minutes or so. Rinse out thoroughly.
To detangle hair, reduce frizz or add shine, follow with a homemade apple cider vinegar “conditioner.”
Apple cider vinegar conditioner
1/4 cup of acv
1 cup of water
Mix together. Saturate hair and leave on for a minute. Additionally, you may also massage the apple cider vinegar rinse into your scalp, if desired, as acv has hair loss prevention benefits, too.
Baking soda effectively exfoliates your scalp, clearing it off dead skin cells and built-up chemicals from store-bought shampoos and styling products.
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* Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you may have some leftover so an empty spray bottle or plastic squeeze-top bottle would be ideal to store the rinse.
* Rinse out the baking soda thoroughly before applying apple cider vinegar to avoid the bubbly reaction the combination produces. (Think science class volcanoes.)
* Limit use of the baking soda shampoo and acv rinse combo to three times a week maximum. Over time, daily use can lighten your hair color. Also, washing your hair every day, even with baking soda, can strip your scalp of its natural oils that help keep your hair healthy, just as traditional shampoos do.