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Clarifying hair: Baking soda... with starch?

Hi all,

I'd like to try clarifying my hair with baking soda. Going through the pantry, I found some baking "powder" (this is what they sell in Germany). It's basically Sodium Bicarbonate with starch. I'm unsure which starch it is, probably potato or cornstarch.

Does anyone know if this would be safe to use as a hair clarifying treatment? Starch and water alone basically make a glue, but I'm not certain if the bicarbonate in the mix will counteract it if it gets gunky.

Any ideas?
3A/Corkicelli, dry/bleached/recovering, thick, porous.

Comments

  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Baking soda on dry porous hair is not the greatest idea, it's pretty damaging.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

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    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • BeautyisMireeBeautyisMiree Posts: 202Registered Users
    I used baking soda on my hair, but what I did is that I made the ratio with a whole lot of water and a little bit of baking soda.

    I needed something to get rid of product build up and to balance my ph level. It closes your hair cuticles too absorb moisture better.
  • So_JaneSo_Jane Posts: 155Registered Users
    I can't see how the starch would make that much difference, but i would suggest just plain baking soda if you're going to go for it. i used a little baking soda + a Lot of water, and it worked just fine. It is very abrasive, so you will need to determine for yourself how much water ratio to use. It also whitens teeth when used following toothpaste. :drunken:

    Good luck.
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