I try out the Baking Soda & Vinegar, No shampoo method.
If you haven't heard of this... where have you been?
If you haven't tried it ... TRY IT TONIGHT!
What are we talking about?
Baking Soda & Apple Cider Vinegar!!
The blogging sites and youtube are filling up with people sharing their experience of using Baking soda or "BiCarb" (Bi carbonate of soda) to wash their hair and then using Apple Cider vinegar to rinse. The results seem to be conclusive... Clean, MEGA SHINY hair!
Now don't just chuck a load of bicarb on your head and think... "i can't find applecider vinegar, this one for my chips will do", be patient and follow the instructions below!
1. get an empty bottle. I used an empty pop bottle
2. Create a funnel with a bit of paper or card or if you have a funnel, great! This is to direct your bi carb powder into the bottle
3. Measure 1 part Bi carb to 3 parts water into your bottle and mix.
I measure 150ml of water, put that into my bottle, then got a measuring cup to measure approx to the 50ml line of bicarb, then put that in and mixed. You may need more if you have longer hair. Shake it up to mix.
4. Then apply to the hair. I sectioned roughly with my fingers to get even application over my scalp, the rubbed gently through into roots and through hair .
5. Leave on for about 3 - 4 mins. Just rub gently again inbetween to make sure it has got everywhere.
Rinse with clean water
Prepare your Vinegar Rinse.
1. Use your empty bottle again and measure 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar or White Vinegar to 4 parts water and mix.
2. Rinse your hair thouroughly with the vinegar mixture
Once rinsed , you are good to go!
No Shampoo! " No Poo" as they say!
My thoughts after trying the method
I was skeptical
I tried this and OMG it is a great way to shampoo! I never knew!
I tell you, if you run out of shampoo, this method with bicarb is great and it keeps your hair clean even longer than shampoo does.
I thought when I put it On, "this is never gonna work, I'm going to have to wash it again after. There's no lather or anything!" But It's just as good as shampoo if not better. I'm genuinely shocked.
I also thought the vinegar is going to stink and was going to put some essential oil in to help with the smell, but I was advised by my lovely friend Justine that Apple Cider Vinegar doesn't smell once dried.
My hair felt great after drying and really clean! It didn't smell. The cuticles were smoother than usual so my hair looked healthier and shiny!
Day 2 : I usually have to wash again, or i can sometimes get away with a bit of dry shampoo to freshen up. Day 2 with this... It is still as clean as yesterday! YES!
I don't know if it would be advisable to use it everytime you wash as the scalp PH levels are altered slightly by the method and after time, this may cause an issue. I think it is a good occasional cleansing treatment though, or if you have run out of shampoo, use this, it's great!
If you try it, let us know! We love hearing from you!
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