Washing My Hair With Baking Soda For The First Time


            My goal for this wash day was to keep my curls in place. I used some perm rods to curl the hair a week ago, and I am not ready to lose this style. I know it will happen eventually, but I am doing what I can for now. It was my first time using baking soda on my hair. So I was not completely sure how much to use, as different bloggers use different amounts. I trusted my guts and went with what felt right. 

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The Wash Day Experience















{1} I sectioned my hair into 8 big twists. I added 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 2 cups of water. I used the mix to wash my scalp only while my hair was still in loose twists. I massaged my scalp with my finger tips to get rid of all the product buildups. Then rinsed my scalp very well.  

 {2} I used a T-shirt to dry my hair for about 30 minutes because I did not want to add my leave-ins while my hair was still wet.

{3} I diluted some Giovanni direct leave-in conditioner in a spray bottle and sprayed my hair from roots to ends (where my hair ends in the twists) after I unraveled the twists 

{4} I also applied some Extra Virgin Olive Oil for more moisture. 

{5} I wrapped my head with a silk scarf after my hair was completely dry to avoid flyaways. 

              My first wash day with baking soda went well. My curls are looser then when I first got them, but I still have some. I will definitely use baking soda to wash my scalp again.

Have you tried DIY baking soda shampoo before?

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29 comments:

  1. that's interesting nerline.. haven't heard of it... what does it do?


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  2. It gets rid of the product buildups, leaving your hair clean and dirt free without stripping your it from its natural oil. It replaces your regular shampoo.

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  3. Great job your hair looks shiny
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  4. Very nice post :) I've heard of the benefits of baking soda, and I also know it's a natural teeth whitener ;) Didn't know it's good for your hair too :) Thanks for sharing this.

    xx

    isa | http://stoerensexy.blogspot.be

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  5. I have heard about it but haven't tried it yet.

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  6. I'm too scared to use baking soda on my hair as it's so alkaline but I'm glad it worked for you. A lot of women seem to love it as an alternative to shampoo x

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  7. Great post. I am very interested in trying this. I color my hair regularly, do you know if it strips/fades color? Thanks Sista.

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  8. I've never heard of washing hair with baking soda either. I gotta try this, is it more gentle than using vinegar to wash away buildup?


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  9. Nerline, you should use baking soda more often as I really love the result on ur hair, so natural and lovely!:) Kisses! xo

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  10. Nope I haven't I haven't even heard about it. Hun you are amazing. I might give it a try one of these days. Sounds pretty good. I love that pic of you and that incredible smile, adorable.
    kisses hun
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  11. I have tried it but my lo-po hair was like, no ma'am!

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  12. I have heard quite a few people try this it sounds great. I have to try it out soon.

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  13. I only used it on my scalp and rinsed it very well. I am not sure if I will do it again though.

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  14. I don't think so. It is more gentle than shampoo.

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  15. It was my first time trying it. I love washing my hair with my clarifying conditioner more.

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  16. Wooow i nevrr heard about it. Thank you for sharing :)

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  17. omgosh! Your mini twists are sooo cute. I love love love the curl. It kinda reminds me of sisterlocks (I think that's what they are called)

    Thanks for sharing your #WashDayExperience!

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  18. Never used it before but heard of its good benefits

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  19. Great to hear you baking soda experience went well!! I am loving your twists, I saw them on instagram and made me miss the twists I had!

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  20. Hmm...i heard about how great baking soda was and decided to try it but i noticed shortly after my hair was drying out excessively even after conditioning and oiling it. Glad it worked out well for you and your curls look great Nerline :).

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