There’s a big debate about what sorts of natural household products, and which kinds of natural techniques, work best to promote the growth, strength and vitality of your hair.
One product that some people swear by, in terms of its non-chemical hair growth-promoting properties, is baking soda. Indeed, rumours have been circulating for years that baking soda can help your hair grow back really fast and thick, and work as an instant response to the balding process.
Other people, on the other hand, argue that baking soda is actually bad for your hair, and that using it will cause permanent damage to whatever hair you have left.
So, who’s correct? Does baking soda make your hair grow or not?
We’ve decided to examine the evidence, so that you don’t have to!
The case for a baking soda wash
You can actually prepare a baking soda shampoo at home. This is how you make it.
1.Mix one part of baking soda with three parts of water, then pour the mix in a clean, empty container and shake the container until the mixture has fully blended together.
2.Then massage the mixture into your wet hair. Start right at the roots of your hair, among sure that every strand of hair is completely lathers.
3.Letting the shampoo sit for up to 5 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water.
4.The most enthusiastic advocates of this technique will then condition their hair with an apple cider vinegar.
The point of this wash is to absorb any excess oil on your scalp, making it perfectly grease free. The high pH balance of baking soda cleanses your scalp of dandruff and any other pile ups of dead skin that clog your hair follicles and stop hair growth.
The benefit if baking soda is that it contains none of the chemicals - such as Isopropyl Alcohol, which is found in antifreeze, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is used in detergents - usually packed into hair styling products.
As a result, you will avoid the itchiness often generated by chemical products, and, over the longterm, substantially reduce the pace of your hair thinning.
The case against baking soda
However, the evidence that baking soda actively encourages your hair to grow is largely anecdotal, and there are, in fact, many people who believe applying baking soda to your hair will damage it beyond repair.
For one thing, baking soda is actually a known skin irritant that can dry your scalp - and therefore your hair - out.
This is because baking soda has a pH balance of 9, which makes it extremely alkaline - it is 100 times more ‘basic’ than water.
According to skin expert Dr. Audrey Kunin, M.D: “The first principle of shampooing [is] make sure your shampoo says it is pH-balanced and avoid those that are alkaline. Alkaline shampoos strip the hair’s natural oils and disrupt the acid mantle, causing dehydration and leading to porous, fragile hair.”
The problem here is that, when baking soda comes into contact with either an acidic or an alkaline substance, it rapidly neutralizes the pH, but when it’s used alone, it has much more alkaline than ordinary water.
This means that it could suck out the moisture from your hair, leaving it brittle and struggling to grow.
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