Sodium bicarbonate is universal household tool, but few people know that it is useful with personal hygiene. Did you know that you can use it instead of shampoo as well instead of toothpaste and deodorant? Let's have a look why the shampoo belongs in the bin and how to make the cheapest healthier alternative.
Before we get to the facts, ask yourself, in what condition are your hair. They are always dull? Dry or straw? Maybe grease so fast that you have to wash them every day? Do you have split ends or itchy scalp? You leave pieces of dandruff on clothing? All of these diagnoses, appear to be normal, but who would think that right the shampoo is usually the cause of all chronic problems with your hair?
Shampoos contain dozens of toxic substances, some of which are carcinogenic, others can cause impaired concentration and memory, allergens and irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes, or adversely affect the immune system. Some of the most dangerous ingredients: parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, formaldehyde, phthalates and methylisothiazolinone (perfume). In summary, shampoo is the chemical, like any other cleaners that is used with gloves.
Shampoo is a detergent - defat the scalp. What does this mean? With shampoo you get rid of sebum, which naturally greases hair. Sebaceous glands have to sweat to form sebum, which supplies hair with the nutrients, fat is also necessary for shine and flexibility. Shampoos are degreasing and so aggressive that they dry the scalp and force the skin to create larger quantities of sebum, resulting in the premature greasy hair. In an effort to better hair wash, shampoo is applied repeatedly, causing even more damage. The result is an oily scalp and dry strands, as well as the rest of the shampooed hair length that is not greasy at all.
After the use of shampoo we urgently need to use another conditioner to artificially restore nutrients in depleted hair.
Bicarbonate of soda: the death to the shampoo
Wash your hair with baking soda and vinegar! What about the method?
Sodium bicarbonate is an excellent degreaser, it is also convenient for degreasing hair. The solution is applied only on the oily areas, that is, the scalp. Baking soda is in diluted form only innocent alkaline solution. In contrast, vinegar has acidic pH similar as hair, so it is great to feed and enrich the hair. Vinegar could be aggressive, but in combination with moisture is balm for them.
The washing procedure:
Soft water (solution of baking soda and water) spill across the damp scalp (not the hair length because you do not want them to dry) and well massage.
Wait a minute.
With the sprayer apply vinegar to hair length, focus on the tip.
Wait a few minutes.
Advantages hair washing with baking soda and vinegar:
The scalp is not irritated and dried, so it is forming much less sebum, resulting in less frequent hair washing. Enough is once or twice a week.
The hair is better protected against external influences. It is extremely cheap - less than 6$ per year.
It is organic - compare the purchase of two cardboard boxes of baking soda and two bottles of vinegar with twenty plastic packaging chemicals!
It takes less time. To make the soft water - baking soda solution, takes a minute, there are less purchases and it saving you read the labels and brainwashing.
The hair becomes more healthy and shiny.
Less hair fall out, scalp does not itch.
Disadvantages washing with baking soda and vinegar:
Vinegar stinks. But only for a short time (which happens very quickly, even before your hair dried).
Try at least once to wash your hair with baking soda. This will do much good for the environment, the health of yourself and your hair, and ultimately for your wallet. Anyone who may miss an enticing scent of your shampoo drop one or two drops of your favorite essential oil on your hair brush. Balsamic scent stays on your hair all day long.