Deep Cleaning Hair

June 2, 2011

Woman Cleaning HairI read in a book that washing your hair weekly with baking soda takes all the build-up from hair products and such out of your hair. You just add about a half a palm full to your shampoo for the night and wash your hair as usual. I tried this and it made my hair VERY foamy while washing it but VERY soft the next day!


Since you can get a box of baking soda for around $.50, it keeps you from spending high prices on those clarifying shampoos and it's multi-purpose!

Source: Baking soda uses book.

By Fairon from Panama City Beach, FL

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June 17, 2011

This is SO CHEAP and it cleanses even my oily hair and leaves it soft and silky! Follow with mixture of 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar OR lemon juice per 1 cup water, then rinse. Beautiful!

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I use baking soda on my hair about once a month to get rid of build up. The small box of soda I keep in the shower kept getting wet and the soda would clump up.

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March 2, 2013

I'm using baking soda to wash my dry curly hair, but it's making my hair greasy looking. It looks like I haven't showered, lol. Why is this happening and what can I do to fix it?

By Kristal Cecile D.


March 4, 20130 found this helpful

Sounds like you aren't getting all of the baking soda out. Try a weak rinse of one part white vinegar and 9 parts water. If that doesn't work, try a little more vinegar.


Be frugal with the vinegar as your hair as you indicated is dry to start with. These types of things take experimenting and patience.

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If it were me, I would stop using Baking Soda, or anything that is making your hair look greasy, and find a nice hydrating shampoo from your favorite store. You can find very inexpensive shampoo that is great for dry hair, you don't have to spend a lot. Laboratories have spent money and hours to produce the best cosmetics so we don't have to. Good luck. Salem Oregon

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I would give up on the baking soda. I would never use anything such as that in my hair. Go get a nice, pleasant smelling, shampoo that is regulated for the type of hair that you have. Cosmetic companies have spent a long time developing shampoos and rinses for every type of hair.


You do not have to pay exorbitant prices; often a generic brand or inexpensive brand works just as well. I have no faith in these old fashioned home remedies; waste of time and effort, in my opinion. Baking soda is an alkali; I might use it to clean a sink, but never hair.

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