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Beauty, Hair care, Home remedies How to use baking soda for hair thickening

How to use baking soda for hair thickening

By Glowpink Staff   

Baking soda is used in our kitchen but it is very useful for our hair and skin too. I am sure that you must have added this ingredient to prepare your face packs but do you know that it is equally beneficial for your hair as well. Today I will tell you how to use baking soda for hair thickening. Try these hair masks in the upcoming weekend and I am sure that you will shun the salon for hair spa. All the ingredients used to prepare the hair masks are completely organic and 100% safe on the scalp. So, even if you have sensitive skin, do not worry, it won’t break you out at all.


DIY Simple baking soda hair mask recipe

Ingredients required:

  • Baking soda; 1 tablespoon
  • Purified water: 3 tablespoons

Procedure:

  1. Start by mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water.
  2. I have shoulder-length hair and mix about 2 to 3 tablespoon of baking soda with 3 times that amount of water in a small squeeze bottle.
  3. You can adjust this depending on your hair length.
  4. Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends.
  5. Let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse with warm water.
  6. For conditioner use apple cider vinegar for last wash.
  7. No need to rinse with more water now.
  8. Just wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt and allow it to soak up all the excess water.
  9. Blow-dry your hair.
  10. Apply a hair serum.
  11. Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to detangle.
  12. Style your hair the way you like it the most.

Frequency:

  • Use it twice a week to get thick and nourished hair in no time.

DIY Lemon-baking soda hair mask recipe

Ingredients required:

  • Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Baking soda: 1 1/2 teaspoon

Procedure:

  1. Mix both the ingredients well until you achieve a smooth hair mask with a medium consistency.
  2. At first, you need to use a wide-toothed comb or a detangler to make sure that there are no knots in your hair.
  3. Then divide your hair into small sections for more ease and comfort.
  4. Take a generous amount of this hair mask on your hair dye brush.
  5. Apply it evenly in each section of your hair.
  6. Since it has a light texture, this hair mask may drip.
  7. Also, apply it on your scalp with your finger-tips.
  8. Gently massage your scalp with a light hand don’t be rough or else it will lead to minor cuts on your scalp.
  9. Wear a shower cap to avoid any mess.
  10. Let it sit for the next 2-3 minutes.
  11. Then rinse it off with your regular shampoo.
  12. Follow up with a nourishing hair conditioner.
  13. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair strands and wrap it up in a cotton t-shirt and allow it to soak up all the excess water.
  14. Blow-dry or air-dry your hair as per your own liking.
  15. Comb and style the way you like the most.
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Frequency:

  • To cleanse your scalp, remove excess product build-up and make sure that your shafts are thick and healthy you have to use this hair mask once a week for a month to see and experience a change.

DIY Baking soda-olive oil scalp cleansing hair treatment mask recipe

Ingredients required:

Alter the amount of ingredients as per your specific requirement, make sure that you retain the accurate proportion of 1:1 while doing so.

  • Baking soda: 1 tablespoon
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 1 tablespoon

Procedure:

  1. Grab a mixing bowl.
  2. Add these ingredients in it.
  3. Mix it well and your hair mask is ready.
  4. Use a detangler to detangle your tresses first.
  5. Then, divide your hair into small sections.
  6. Apply this hair mask on your scalp with your finger-tips.
  7. Massage it in for a while applying light pressure in small circular strokes.
  8. You can also wear a shower cap to avoid this hair mask from dripping and staining your clothes.
  9. Then rinse it off with a regular shampoo.
  10. Follow up with a nourishing hair conditioner.
  11. Squeeze out the excess water from your tresses.
  12. Then, wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt and allow it to soak up all the excess water.
  13. Blow-dry your hair.
  14. Then comb and style your hair the way you like the most.

Frequency:

  • To get a clear scalp and nourished hair, use this hair mask once in a year.

DIY Baking soda-coconut oil hair mask recipe for healthy hair and nourished scalp

Ingredients required:

  • Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Extra virgin  Coconut oil: 2 tablespoons

Procedure:

  1. Mix both the ingredients well and your hair mask is ready.
  2. Now all you have to do is comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to make sure that it is properly detangled.
  3. Divide your hair into small sections to avoid a mess.
  4. Then warm up this mixture, make sure that it feels warm when you touch it, it should not be too hot.
  5. Apply this mixture on your scalp with the help of your fingertips.
  6. As you apply, keep massaging in small circular strokes applying light pressure.
  7. Let it stay for about the next 3 minutes.
  8. Wear a shower cap to avoid this hair mask from dripping.
  9. Then, rinse your hair with a mild shampoo.
  10. Follow up with a nourishing hair conditioner.
  11. Wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt instead of a heavy towel and allow it to soak up all the excess moisture from your hair.
  12. Air dry your hair for a while.
  13. Apply your favorite hair serum.
  14. Comb and style your hair the way you like it the most.
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Frequency:

  • To reap the maximum benefits from this hair mask, use it just once in a month.

DIY Baking soda-tea tree oil hair mask recipe to clear dandruff from the scalp

Ingredients required:

  • Baking soda: 2 teaspoons
  • Tea tree essential oil: a few drops
  • Purified water: 1/2 cup

Procedure:

  1. Take a clean container and add in all the ingredients in the specified quantities in it.
  2. Mix it well and your hair mask is ready.
  3. Before applying this hair mask, comb through your hair with a detangler to make sure that your hair is free from knots.
  4. Then divide your hair into small sections for the ease of application.
  5. Put on a pair of gloves.
  6. Take a hair dye brush and apply it on your scalp.
  7. Wear a shower cap to avoid any mess.
  8. Let this hair mask sit for the next 15 minutes.
  9. Then rinse it off with your regular shampoo.
  10. Follow up with an oxygen-boost hair conditioner.
  11. Squeeze out the excess water from your tresses.
  12. Wrap your hair in a cotton t-shirt and allow it to soak up all the excess water.
  13. Don’t forget to use your hair serum at this point in time.
  14. Comb and style your hair the way you like it the most.

Frequency:

  • To get the best results, use this hair mask twice a week and you are good to go.

You can try any of these baking soda hair masks and it will improve the overall texture of your hair after a few uses. However, if you are still suspicious about applying baking soda directly on your scalp, then let me tell you why you should be using it without any further delay.

Advantages of using baking soda on hair and scalp

  1. Prevents hair fall- a lot of times we tend to use too much hair styling products, and it ultimately results in excess product build up in the hair shafts. Do you know the consequences? I think you guessed it right, it leads to hair fall. Excess product build-up prevents your hair shafts from absorbing the nutrients and growing out properly and ultimately the hair strands break off. Using a baking soda hair mask once in a while helps to clarify the scalp and promotes hair growth.
  2. Removes dry flaky skin and dandruff from the scalp- Dandruff is another common problem that most of us come across, especially in the winters. A dry and flaky scalp is one of the main causes that lead to dandruff, do you know that just like your skin, your scalp also needs regular exfoliation? Applying a baking soda hair mask removes the flaky skin from your scalp and allows the hair follicles to breathe and grow. Hence it is very important to use a baking soda hair mask once in a while.
  3. A great alternative to your regular shampoo- If you are someone who prefers organic and natural products to all the harsh chemical infused commercial products that are available in the market, then this is something that you must use. Use any of the hair masks as a shampoo to rinse your hair and scalp. If you also want to avoid using a chemical-based hair conditioner, then just dilute some apple cider vinegar with water and use it to rinse your hair and you are good to go.
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A word of caution for everyone who would like to use this home remedy

  1. Alters the pH balance- Although the results vary from person to person, using baking soda on your scalp every time instead of your regular shampoo may not seem feasible considering the fact that it might alter the natural pH balance of your scalp. You can use it once in a while but do not consider it as an ultimate replacement for regular shampoo. Doing so will strip off all the moisture and natural botanical oils from your scalp making it rough and flaky.
  2. It will render your hair dry- If your hair is already dry then you must keep away from using this home remedy. As I mentioned earlier, using this home remedy will strip off essential oils and moisture build-up from your scalp and ultimately lead to more dandruff and hair fall in the long-run.
  3. It will give you an irritated scalp- This is as uncomfortable as it sounds, can you think about getting an irritated scalp with minor blisters formed here and there? It will even make combing your hair a difficult task for you to achieve. If you ever come across any problem as such after using baking soda on your scalp, then get in touch with a medical professional and let him do the needful for your scalp.
  4. Hair loss, breakage, and split ends- If you apply it often then it is bound to result in hair loss, breakage due to roughness and uneven texture of the scalp. What’s more? It can also lead to split ends and that leaves you with no choice but to chop off your beautiful hair.

 

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