Make a bowl of baking soda
The baking soda helps dissolve any fats trapped inside your proteins (such as keratin) and removes any stuck-on dirt. It also neutralizes acidic impurities like hairspray and lip color, making your skin softer and stronger.
Finally, when combined with the enzymes in milk, they work to breakdown melanin within the skin, helping reveal a younger look.
Next, combine the ingredients together until a thick paste forms. You can use either baby formula or your own mix-up of liquid clay.
Apply the paste to your hands and using fingers, massage it into your hair. Don’t forget to get down the back of your neck and the base of your ears.
Once you have completed this step, wash your face and scalp to rid yourself of the remains of mask and mixing container.
Find a bottle of liquid dishwashing soap
Liquids work better than gels, because they make your hair thicker. As you wash each strand, it separates more easily which helps boost shine.
But try different ones to see what works best for you! Liquid dishes don’t hurt either if you already have that sort of shampoo in your fridge.
Bonus points if it has exfoliating elements or contains sugar (which can help remove dead skin cells).
Use more baking soda than you do salt. Aside from helping thicken the mixture, adding extra fiber makes your shower bowl Feelgood.
That way you don’t risk losing volume after just one use!
Buy a bottle of clr clarifying agent
Open a package of liquid clarifier, and read the directions for use. Most products state that you can start with a dirty hair day lotion or shampoo, however clarifiers work best when they are used over a clean hair surface.
They break down dirt and grease in your hair shaft, removing particles which would otherwise stick out after repeated bleaching and styling.
You want to make sure that any ingredient in these cleansers is not only safe, but also natural. Read the labels of all available clarifying agents, and choose the one that works for you.
Liquid clarifiers come in spray form, so you can fix the solution into your hair by rubbing it between your hands and spraying your head. You can even add curls to your hair to help keep the product where you need it most!
These sprays contain special chemicals that act as flotation agents. As we discussed earlier, our hair grows from the ends of our follicles towards the top of our heads. These tiny holes inside our cuticles allow for better ventilation, helping us avoid dry skin and bone loss.
The molecules fit neatly into those spaces and help water drain through our strands more easily. They’re also less likely to get stuck in our pores, making a perfect cleansing option.
Store your clarifying agent in an air-tight container
You can use up to 2 tablespoons (25 grams) of baking soda for every quart of water you prepare.
You’ll want to make sure that your baking soda is completely dry, which means you’ll have to leave it outside to dry overnight or over several days.
As with any chemical you use to clean your hair, avoid exposing your skin to baking soda. Also prevent your kids from swallowing it!
Use as needed
If you make baking soda bottles for keeping around the house, you could use one to keep your hair clean.
However, making a large batch of clarifying shampoo is an inexpensive way to thoroughly rinse dirt and grease out of your hair.
This works better if you have longer hair since you need more of it to wash the grease and dirt out. Plus, having more space allows for better cleaning.
Store any leftover mixture in the corner of the bathroom for next time.
Wipe away with a towel
Another nice thing about baking soda is that it’s so soft. It’s easy to remove from your hair by wiping instead of washing. When you don’t have soap, removing the baking soda is easier.
Just make sure you wipe your scalp before washing with shampoo to get all the baking soda off. If you need to clean out your ears, use a Q-tip or ear swabber.
You can also wash your face with baking soda. Be careful not to wash it away. As with any facial cleanser, start with a small amount and work into your regular skin care routine.
Repeat until no longer clean
Over time, soap can build up in your hair and scalp. Sometimes repeatedly washing is necessary for complete cleansing.
However, if you find that you have too many problems with split ends when using normal shampooing, try making your own baking soda-based clarifying shampoo. This will help reduce excess moisture from your hair and prevent further dryness.
Clarification shampoos contain ingredients such as sodium chiochromate, which has been shown to bind to DNA effectively, breaking down crosslinks and helping repair damage before it becomes permanent. It also strips oils from hair cells.
Also, because this product contains only natural ingredients, there is no risk of drying out your skin or doing harm to your hair. [substeps] You may need to use diceriae quadrifolia, an herb that acts as a root induction agent that promotes healthy cell growth in your hair.
This ingredient works by stimulating pigment production in your follicles. The result is instantly visible; within days, if you’re not used to washing your hair, you’ll see lots of new hair growing.
There are many reasons why your hair can become dirty or grubby. You might walk around in shoes with hard floors, putting additional stress on your hair.
You could have dry skin due to weather conditions or from using too much sunscreen.
Maybe you’re prone to sweat stains at night, or get them during sports activities. Cooking oils can also be detrimental to your hair if they contact it in any way.
If you need to remove something from your hair, say, for work or school, now is the time to order some cleaning products. However, making a clarifying shampoo before washing may take this process one step further.
Here is where baking soda comes in handy! It works exactly like my original recipe, but without all the alcohol.
I recommend starting with half of what I mention here and see how that goes. If your hair feels very greasy, add more till you feel clean again.
The most important thing about keeping your hair healthy is not removing soap or grease, but giving it moisture. The added benefit of clarifying shampoo is that it will help form a protective matrix over your hair shafts, preventing breakage caused by hydrating agents such as water, milk, or apple cider vinegar.
Make a lot of this!
This can be very useful if you live in a place where there’s no running water or that you don’t like so much, for some people.
You will need:
1/2 cup (120 ml) baking soda
If you only have powdery baking soda, then use exactly half that amount. You will probably also need more baking soda later on to even out your hair but do not worry if you only make a few cups at first, more is better!
Place the baking soda into a large liquid measuring cup. It helps to lock in the moisture if you put it in a bottle before adding the baking soda.
Then add about 10-12 drops of distilled white vinegar. The vinegar doesn’t taste good, but it quickly breaks down the suds from your clarifying shampoo and leaves your scalp feeling really good.
How long does it take? Oh, probably weeks. But remember, this is slow and natural, just like your hair.