Baking Soda

Dry Shampoo is a product known for convenience and there’s nothing more convenient than being able to make it in your own home. Here are a few DIY Dry Shampoo recipes that are worth checking out:

 

  • Cocoa Powder Dry Shampoo! Take two tablespoons of cocoa powder, two tablespoons of arrowroot or cornstarch, and 5 drops of essential oils. After mixing these things together,  apply them to your hair with an old makeup brush. This works best on darker hair!1

  • Cornstarch Dry Shampoo! This recipe leaves out the cocoa powder, since it is meant for lighter hair. You’ll need ¼ cup of arrowroot or cornstarch and 5 drops of essential oils. After mixing these ingredients together, you will have the perfect dry shampoo for blonde hair!

  • Oatmeal and Baking Soda Dry Shampoo! Mix one cup of ground oatmeal and one cup of baking soda together. This is an easy fix good for any hair color!2

  • Cheesecloth Dry Shampoo! Well, using a cheesecloth to rid your hair of excess oil doesn’t necessarily count as using a dry shampoo, but it works just the same! Take a cheesecloth, wrap it around a wide bristle brush and then brush your hair. The cheesecloth will remove any unwanted dirt and oil from your hair!

 

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If you’re suffering from dandruff, you’re not alone. But don’t scratch your head about it and make the problem worse! Try a few of our favorite natural dandruff remedies instead!

 

  • Vinegar! What you need: ½ cup warm water, ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar or White Vinegar, and a cup. After mixing this together, pour it over your hair and scrub it in. Then, rinse it thoroughly with only water. Wait 8-12 hours before taking a normal shower!1

  • Listerine! You’ll need water and uncolored listerine mouthwash. Mix two parts water with one part  listerine. After shampooing, massage this solution into your hair and let it stay for 30 minutes before rinsing with water.

  • Tea tree oil! Simply add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo and wash your hair normally!

  • Coconut oil! Massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and let it sit for an hour. Works like a charm!2

  • Aloe Vera! Massage Aloe Vera into your scalp before shampooing. We always knew that Aloe was good for sunburn...makes sense that it would work for a dry scalp too!

  • Baking Soda! Wet your hair and rub baking soda into it a few times a week. After a few weeks, you will see improvement!3

 

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Whether you’ve run out of store-bought shampoo or you’re simply looking for an easy alternative to your current shampoo... making your own could be a great alternative! Here are a few at-home shampoo recipes you should consider trying:

 

  • Egg Shampoo! This shampoo will do wonders for your split ends. Take an ounce of rosemary, a pint of hot water and one egg. Steep the rosemary in the water for twenty minutes, then let it cool. After, beat your egg into it. Then, massage the mixture you just created into your hair and proceed to rinse it out, as you would regular shampoo.1

  • Essential Oil Shampoo! This shampoo is great for those with dry hair OR those with oily hair. In both cases, it leaves the hair soft and non greasy! You need 1/2 cup of liquid castile soap, ¼ cup of canned coconut milk, ¼ cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil, one tablespoon vitamin e oil, and 40-50 drops of “essential oils”. If you have dandruff, 10 drops of lemon, lavender, melaleuca and rosemary essential oils would do. Or, if you have fragile hair, 20 drops of clary sage, 15 drops of lavender and 15 drops of wild orange essential oils would be perfect. Additionally, if you experience hair loss, using 10 drops rosemary, 10 drops of peppermint, 10 drops of cedarwood and 10 drops of lavender essential oils might be the key!2

  • Baking Soda Shampoo! This recipe thrives on simplicity. All you need is baking soda and water! According to DIYNatural.com, all you need to do is mix one tablespoon of baking soda and one cup of water to get the perfect shampoo. This website further suggests using an apple cider vinegar conditioning rinse to get the best results. The follow-up conditioner is made from one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water.3 

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It is always interesting to learn about different household products that can be used as beauty products as well. Baking Soda has ingredients that work great with your hair as well as improving damaged locks. Here are some of the benefits of using baking soda on your hair!

Leaves your hair fresh & clean:

Baking soda doesn’t strip your hair of its natural oils like drug-store or commercial shampoos do. Using baking Soda as shampoo will decrease the amount of times you have to wash your hair per week! According to HowStuffWorks.com, “Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your usual shampoo bottle to help remove buildup from conditioners, mousses, and sprays, and to improve manageability.”

Click here for a DIY Natural shampoo with Baking Soda!

Removes Chlorine from Hair:

This is perfect for those days when you go swimming and your hair feels like straw after because of the high levels of chlorine in the pool. HowStuffWorks.com  suggests to, “Rinse hair with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1 pint water to remove the dullness or discoloration caused by chlorinated pools.”

Hair Brush Cleaner:

Baking Soda has properties that are great for cleaning brushes and combs without doing any damage to your hair. The Huffingtonpost.com suggests to, “Place one cup of lukewarm water and one tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl. Then gently use your fingers to wash your hair brushes and combs in the sudsy mixture. Rinse with water and lay brushes and combs flat to dry.”

DIY Dry Shampoo:

Baking soda can be used as a dry shampoo, so you don’t have to wash your hair in the shower every day. You can either put some baking soda into a container with wholes at the opening or you can pour 1/8 of a cup into your hand. Then distribute the baking soda throughout your hair. Then brush or comb your hair until the baking soda is no longer visible. Then style your hair normally!

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Click here for a list of 13 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda!

Click here for a video on 10 Beauty Tricks Using Baking Soda!

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