I’ve been using mainly natural products to wash my face and hair for the last two months or so. I blogged about using baking soda to wash my face not too long ago and today I’d like to tell you about washing my hair with natural and organic products (that you most likely have in your kitchen cupboard): baking soda and vinegar.
Jip, you read right. Initially I wasn’t sure about the idea – I quite like it when shampoo makes a lot of foam, it just feels like your hair is cleaner afterwards. With baking soda, there is no foam whatsoever so it’s definitely something to get used to. To wash my hair, I’ll wet my hair like I’d normally do and pour some baking soda in the palm of my one hand. I’ll rub my palms together and add a bit of water to create a paste which I then apply to my hair. I do this three or four times until I’ve covered all of my hair with baking soda. I try to leave the baking soda on for two or three minutes and during this time I’ll massage the paste into my scalp and the ends of my hair. Once I’m happy that my hair is clean enough, I rinse my hair and make sure that all the baking soda is removed.
Without drying my hair, I spritz on some vinegar (as you can see in the pic above, I have a handy bottle for that). I’m quite generous with the amount of vinegar I apply, and I also rub / massage it in. I’ll normally leave this in my hair while I shower and rinse it off just before I get out. The vinegar acts as a conditioner and detangler – it sounds weird but it works! Afterwards I’ll blow dry my hair like I normally would, and just before it’s competely dry and I straighten it do I apply this leave-in conditioner and heat protector.
I was skeptical in the beginning but I’ve loved the results so much that I’ve kept on washing my hair like this. I also only wash my hair twice a week if possible and every now and again I apply a coconut milk hair mask. I’m going for a trim at Muse Hair and Beauty on Friday and I’m quite keen to see whether or not Bianca notice a difference in my hair. For now, I’m going to stick to baking soda and vinegar as shampoo and conditioner. If you’re looking for a natural, sulphate free solution to healthier hair – give baking soda and vinegar a try. If you’ve used these products before, chat to me in the comments and let me know how you found it. I’d love to hear your feedback!