Yup, I am going to wash my hair with baking soda and lemon juice for the rest of my life. Maybe not LOL.
Recently I had no idea why or how but while doing some research online, I came across people who said they benefited from NOT washing their hair with shampoo. I was curious so I went to buy some baking soda and lemon juice.
I had no idea how much is 1 cup or how much I should use to wash my hair so I just mixed however I feel like. So don't ask for the recipe now. I don't have it. You can Google it and there are tons of "recipe" out there. Basically it's just mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 cup of water for shampoo and 1/2 cup of lemon juice to 1/2 cup of water but I don't really follow that anyway lol. I will try to come up with my recipe after I got used to this but I doubt I will. Why?
Because I am so used to the silky feeling and the bubbles whenever I wash my hair, washing your hair with baking soda is like.... baking your hair. It feels so dry and straw-like when I was washing it. And people also said the lemon juice rinse works much better than store bought conditioner. I'm like...
So I don't think I can stick to this routine religiously. I doubt I can even last one week.
BUT! After drying my hair, it does seem much better than when I used normal shampoo and conditioner! Is this magic or what? Of course I can't say that my hair is silky smooth without tangles at all because my hair is bleached. I don't think anything will help at all LOL.
But it does seem like it looks better than before. Not silkier but softer - the silkiness is due to silicones in the conditioner so without the conditioner, my hair isn't silky anymore. Shinier than before - maybe due to the lemon juice? IDK.
Cleaner? I don't know. Since I bleached my hair, it was so dry I wash my hair with shampoo only twice a week and I condition it twice a day without any problem at all. LOL. I guess we'll see in two days or so when my scalp starts to oil up.
If you follow me on Instagram, you will know I have blonde hair by now. LOL.
I read a lot of comments about their scalp getting extremely oily due to the adjusting period. Something about shampoo striping too much of your hairs natural oil that it is trying to reproduce more oil to make up the lost of oil. So when you stopped using the shampoo, your scalp is still producing as much oil because it didn't know you stopped using the shampoo. I guess I will have to go through this period which I'm dreading. UGH!
I will try to update on this as time pass by. THAT'S IF I can stand the adjusting period. UGHHHH!!