This winter my hair was plagued with a heavy, greasy feeling. I hated it. No matter how many times I washed my hair it felt like it was getting worse and worse. When I went to visit my hairdresser she noticed the same thing. Turns out my cheap shampoo was ruining my hair.
People have always told me that my hair is my best trait. When my hairdresser told me that my best trait is being ruined I had to change my ways. She told me to use regular soap on it 2 or 3 times to get the buildup out. I also needed to switch shampoos. I’ve done both, but I can still feel some of the buildup. Before I did another round of soap I decided I’d try this organic baking soda paste.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared about trying this. Petrified is more accurate. I know “hair grows back” but I thought all sorts of crazy things. “what if it strips the color from my hair?” “What if it all falls out”. RACHEL GET AHOLD OF YOURSELF!
Just to ease my fears, I googled more about this trick. It all relates to chemistry. The amount of baking soda you use in the paste is directly related to other aspects of your hair. Chemistry is NOT my forte. Art is my forte, so I just followed the directions of the pin. Mix 1/4 cup baking soda with 3 Tablespoons of water. You’re supposed to let it sit for 10 minutes and then wash out.
30 seconds in I panicked. My hair felt so dry and frizzy! It felt like it was eating away at my hair. I hated it. I jumped it he shower and immediately started washing it out. Once I felt my hair was once again safe I began to check it. It was all still there, but it did feel lighter. I began to add the rest of the batch to various part of my hair. I massaged it in and rinsed instantly. The worst parts of buildup on my hair were much less. One more good wash with soap should do the trick to get it back to the way it way. Fingers crossed!
|A (Works, but be wary….)||Free||1 minute|
|Level of Difficulty:|
|What I Would Change:|
|WATCH OUT! It says do it for 10 minutes. 1 minute did a lot on my hair. If you already have dry hair, be careful.|
|I put it on the worst buildup spots on my hair. It removed a lot instantly, but dries out the hair really fast. I only left it on for a minute. If you want to try this I’d suggest testing this in spots just a little at a time. Then leave it on longer the more you trust it. The soap trick worked just fine for me too. Honestly I’d rather wash my hair with soap for a week straight than try this again… Too much stress involved.|