Baking Soda: Not Just For Cooking

baking soda deep cleanse

I drank the Kool-Aid, y’all.

I’ve never had scalp problems or issues with buildup *knock on wood* But I’ve been seeing tons of baking soda & apple cider vinegar tutorials on YouTube lately that have convinced me that I need one.

I’ll admit that I was shocked at some the results people were receiving and became intrigued. So despite my lackluster ACV rinse results–not once, but twice–I decided to give it a go.

As you can see from the following pics, I had all kinds of goobley-goo hiding in my dreads. And this is from someone who washes 2-3x/week and doesn’t use any solids in her hair.

baking soda cleanse before and after

I wash my hair regularly. Promise.

My hair felt light afterward, similar to how it feels after using a clarifying shampoo. I also noticed that my hair had incredible sheen, seemingly more than after a usual wash.

I took a few pics, but the real effect couldn’t quite be captured.

left side after baking soda deep cleanse

ends after baking soda deep cleanse

right side after baking soda deep cleanse

Sorry about the mean mug but it was @ 572 degrees outside.

Although I liked the results, I honestly can’t say this is something I’ll incorporate into my routine. I didn’t see much of a difference between this and plain ol’ clarifying shampoo.

My hair also wasn’t as dry as I expected it to be directly after the cleanse, so perhaps I need to tweek it a bit / cleanse longer. Because I like to try everything more than once, I’ll revisit this and post those results, too.

Check out my short video of the process below, and share your baking soda / ACV experiences and suggestions in the comments.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. NaturaLocs says:

    Oh you finally did it. Looks like you didn’t really need it and I’m glad you found other positive results besides the gunk removal.

    Just goes to show you don’t need every natural hair trend that’s on YT. I got similar results and it wasn’t as drying either.

    Hope you’re enjoying the summer, how do you keep moisture with temperatures that high?
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