Monday, August 16, 2010

Out of shampoo, what could I do?!

I wrote a while ago about using a baking soda solution instead of shampoo. I had not gotten around to trying it. To be honest, I was very skeptical. My hair is very oily; I just wasn’t sure about baking soda! I love when my hair feels squeaky clean! I was assuming baking soda wouldn’t do the trick. But… What can you do when you are completely out of shampoo. Baby shampoo does not work on my hair. I tried!

So, there I was, with a cup, water and baking soda. There was my husband, making quite the funny face!

Guess what? It worked! If it worked on my super oily hair, it will probably work on anyone’s hair! And, no, my hair did not stink! To be fair, I did not try the vinegar.

Some relatives heard about my experiment. They don’t know much about my “crunchy” side. They laughed their butts off and they think I am crazy. Whatever!

Oh, the recipe:
1 cup water
2 tablespoons baking soda


  1. Hi! I'll need your email to add you to my list of readers. I love using baking soda to clean my hair. I also rinse it with apple cider vinegar two days in a row afterwards which makes it soft and gives it a really nice natural shine.

  2. I'm a lurker, but just wanted to say that I have fine, oily hair. I tried the baking soda, and it was AMAZING. I did the vinegar after the baking soda was rinsed out, and it made my hair SO soft and shiny, even my DH noticed something different! My mom tried it before a wedding, and she was amazed. It's my favorite hair treatment. The vinegar smell dissipates as it dries, so you won't stink. I used apple cider vinegar.