Since switching to the apple cider vinegar hair conditioner a few months ago I've just been using regular old shampoo. With doing the Let's Go Natural feature I thought I'd better try out a more natural hair cleansing technique: Bob's Red Mill baking soda.
From what I read online, to make the "shampoo," just combine 3 parts water to 1 part baking soda in a spray bottle. Massage in to hair and scalp and rinse out. I started out with that ratio and didn't like it. I felt like my hair was no cleaner than it was before my shower.
With switching to baking soda it can take a while for your hair to adjust and start looking healthy. So I gave the 3:1 mixture a week. After the 7 days I felt like my hair still wasn't looking clean so I switched to a mixture closer to 2:1. Muuuuch better.
Right away I noticed my hair looked clean, yay! I used that ratio for about a week. The longer I used it the less clean my hair felt. I'm betting it's because I haven't given my hair enough time to adjust. However, my hair is naturally very oily. So, I'm kind of thinking I can't do the baking soda shampoo thing 100% of the time. But I'm going to try using it every other shower to minimize the amount of shampoo I use.
If you have normal/dry hair you definitely could get away with using the baking soda shampoo every day. There are plenty of accounts online that speak to it's success!
Also, I'd love to use this on Harry. Does anyone have experience using baking soda shampoo on infants or toddlers? His eyes are really sensitive to water (just like mine), so I'm worried about using anything other than something labeled "no tears" for now.
- Have you used a shampoo alternative? What do you use and how do you like it?
- Have you used a shampoo alternative on an infant/toddler? Did it work well and how gentle is it in their eyes?
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