Wasn't Expecting This...

GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
Been using the baking soda/brown sugar as a shampoo sporadically--mainly as a clarifier, but always experienced soft hair afterward. Once in a while, the vinegar rinse is used if detangling isn't done prior to using the clarifier. Conditioners and stylers performed better.

So this time, only baking soda was used (ran out of brown sugar), and the results were clean, build-up free, and softer hair. After styling, my hair remained softer than before.

Definitely wasn't expecting softer hair that lasted, but it was a welcomed result! :thumright:
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 *This list is not exhaustive...
CoWash: various
DT: various
Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
Spritz/Sealant:not now
*experimenting and loving it!

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  • scotlandroadscotlandroad Registered Users Posts: 19
    I love using baking soda to clarify my hair :) never tried it with Brown sugar though.. hmm

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  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Registered Users Posts: 557
    Greatcurls wrote: »
    Been using the baking soda/brown sugar as a shampoo sporadically--mainly as a clarifier, but always experienced soft hair afterward. Once in a while, the vinegar rinse is used if detangling isn't done prior to using the clarifier. Conditioners and stylers performed better.

    So this time, only baking soda was used (ran out of brown sugar), and the results were clean, build-up free, and softer hair. After styling, my hair remained softer than before.

    Definitely wasn't expecting softer hair that lasted, but it was a welcomed result! :thumright:
    How and how much baking soda did you use?


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    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    rapunzel4ever:

    I used about 1/4 cup or 30-32 grams of baking soda. Surprisingly, even with voluminous or high hair density you don't need much. Then add about 2 teaspoons or about 9 ml of water--just enough to make a paste of the baking soda to keep on your scalp and hair.

    Massage your scalp as you would cowashing/shampoo and gently massage the baking soda down the length of your hair. One application is sufficient unless you have a lot of build-up on your hair and scalp.

    Let us know how it works for you!
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Registered Users Posts: 557
    Thanks for the reply, Greatcurls! Sounds like a lot of baking soda though. Don't you get an itchy scalp?

    2b-3a med-fine low porosity
    Blog: KrullenWijzer.nl
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
    KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Registered Users Posts: 1,784 Curl Connoisseur
    The amount of baking soda I use doesn't make my scalp itch. The best way to figure out how much you need is to start with the suggested amount. You don't have to place all of it on your hair if you don't need it; just the amount you feel is best for your hair and scalp.

    If your scalp itches afterward, you can use a CG conditioner and let it sit for about 5 minutes, then rinse. The moisture from the conditioner will keep your scalp from itching. That method usually works for me after I clarify or if the humidity/dew point are low, i.e. winter. HTH

    Let us know how it works for you! :)
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • rapunzel4everrapunzel4ever Registered Users Posts: 557
    I wasn't feeling very brave this morning, so I tried a baking soda wash, for the first time ever, with just a tsp baking soda in a cup of water. Did an acv-rinse afterwards. Didn't notice anything strange, like dryed out hair or itchy scalp. So I will try a higher dose next time I'm going to wash my hair and see how it works out.

    O, and today my hair was very soft!

    I'll keep you posted ;-)

    2b-3a med-fine low porosity
    Blog: KrullenWijzer.nl
    2B/C-3A) fine - low porosity
    Routine:
    Wash: Daily Fix,SMT, Kesham, Urtekram
    RO: Motions CPR Li, Inecto Cocos co, AO GPB, KCTT
    acv-rinse, sometimes honey-rinse
    LI: coconut oil (winter), CJBC-LI
    Styling: AVG, Etos Solid Power Gel, Taft gel, CJPP, JCCC, BRHG
    Plopping~Pixiecurl diffuse~clipping
    KrullenWijzer.blogspot.nl

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