Is it bad to wash your hair with baking soda?
In general, baking soda is abrasive and can leave your hair and scalp dry.
Using the powder as a shampoo is more likely to be effective for people with extra oily hair.
People with dry hair should consider following the rinse with a conditioner to moisturize the scalp.
What does baking soda do to your hair?
Baking soda dissolved in water helps to remove any buildup of oils, soaps, and other ingredients in typical hair care products. By stripping away this buildup, baking soda can leave hair squeaky-clean, shiny, and soft. Some people rinse their hair with apple cider vinegar after washing it with baking soda.
How long do you leave baking soda on your hair?
about 20 minutes
Can you wash your hair with bicarbonate of soda?
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda into 250ml of warm water. Stir until dissolved (it helps if you whisper things like “free-range” and “namaste” while doing so), then pour it over wet hair. Pour over washed hair, leave to set in for a few minutes, then rinse. It will leave hair squeaky clean and soft.