Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Beauty Aisle - Bi-carb soda

Ok, so when I first read that bi-carb soda could clean your hair (as in, really really clean your hair) I was sceptical. To me, bi-carb soda sounded like a recipe for dry, straw hair and really, who wants to create dry hair on purpose. That aside, I decided to give it a go and I am really glad I did. If you use a lot of product in your hair, you will have build up in there even though you most likely wash your hair often. I use hardly any product, but shampoo and conditioner can still build up and over time, you will notice your hair might be harder to manager (frizz and fly aways) or be dull and lifeless…sometimes, it might even still be oily after you’ve washed it.
All you need to do is add 1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon of bi-carb soda (or baking soda if that’s all you’ve got) to your shampoo when you wash your hair. I usually have the tablespoon of bi-carb soda sitting just outside the shower ready to go.
Put the amount of shampoo in your hand that you usually do and mix in the bi-carb soda until it is a paste consistency. Rub through your hair as normal and wash out. Your hair will feel squeaky clean – literally.
Don’t forget the conditioner, otherwise you will have really dry hair. I don’t usually need to use any more conditioner than I normally do either.
I noticed the difference from the first wash. My hair dried quicker and straightened much nicer. Now, if I don’t use bi-carb soda I notice it’s a lot harder to get my hair straight and for it to stay that way. Usually, my hair will be kinked or going in different directions before I even get to work but if I have used bi-carb soda it’s a lot softer and stays straighter for longer. It makes a huge difference to me since my hair really does have a mind of its own. Most of the time I can forget having perfect hair for longer than 10 minutes.
Have you used bi-carb soda in your hair before? Did it work for you?
Excuse the spacing on this post - blogger is such a pain.


  1. Do you use bicarb every night time you shampoo? How often do you shampoo?

    1. I shampoo every second day and usually add bi-carb soda once a week. If I want really soft hair for whatever reason I'll add it more than once a week, but once should be fine :-)

  2. I have never heard of this! I must try.
    Does it help at all with frizziness?