Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bi-Carb to wash your hair ! It's amazing

Bi-Carb to wash your hair ! It's amazing !
This has been some thing on my to do list, I've read about it on a few blogs overs the last few years. Finally did it today and it is amazing ..thanks to one of my lovely readers for recommending it to me ..she said she uses it and her hair is squeaky clean... Well all I did was wet my hair under the shower and then I put about 2 tablespoons on bi-carb and rubbed and massaged it into my scalp and all through my hair and then rinsed it off and my hair felt so beautiful and soft...I toweled it dry, then I brushed it with my bamboo brush and sat outside in the sunshine for it to dry...wow its like a shampoo and conditioner all in one...very excited...The last five years we have been using the alchemy range of shampoo and envirocare ..they are both pretty expensive so this is really a win win ...cheap and healthy ..no nasty toxic chemicals and no strong smells from essential oils which I prefer not to use...And how cheap is a box of bi-carb a few dollars ..should last ages...So as you can gather I'm very happy with the results..Almost slightly disappointed I didn't do this some time back when I first saw it ..oh well as they say better late then never...I recommend  it to every one ..please don't wait any longer like I did ..do it you'll be impressed...I have long thick hair ! ...Who else is washing their hair with Bi-carb ? If you try it, please post and tell me what you think ....I should do a post on all the uses for bi-carb ..That I have been using for years ..Just added another one to my list..No more shampoo buying for this chick...
Note: The last 2 times I have washed my hair with bi-carb I have only used about a teaspoon dissolved into a small dish of water and I just poured it onto my hair in a few stages and massaged it through my hair it really lathered up like shampoo, I was amazed, I wasn't aware of that the first two times..I hope every one  tries it, don't wait like I did, I'm amazed at just how soft and silky my hair has been since using the bi-carb.For people in the US and other countries reading this another name for bi-carb is baking soda or baking powder...

16 comments:

  1. I'm going to try it.

    Thank you.

    FlowerLady

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  2. My hairdresser told me about that last year and I tried it and found my hair did come out squeaky clean. She did say, however, that it was something that you should do only once every 2 months as it is a bit severe on the hair being so alkaline.

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  4. I will definately try it. Marion x

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  5. Glad you tried it. I just love how it makes my hair feel.

    Cheers

    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, yes it felt really squeaky clean..was quite amazed... was just reading Deb's comment above about her hairdresser saying not to do it very often, only once every 2 months, but I remember you saying you have done it for the last 3 years... Its all about trial and error and we all have different hair types...I'm wondering if it will help dandruff...

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  6. I haven't bought shampoo for over a year. It has been replaced with bi-carb wash and a vinegar rinse. For the wash, I place about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of bicarb into a jug and add warm water (a couple of cups). The bicarb wash is followed by a water rinse then a vinegar rinse using couple of tablespoons of cider vinegar in a few cupfuls of water. When I run out of cider vinegar I use white vinegar. It has worked well. Lately I noticed that my scalps is a bit flakey. I might be rushing the water rinse and not getting all the bicarb out or I might need to reduce the amount of bi-carb I am using. But overall, very good and very affordable way to go.

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    1. Hi Penny Pincher,I have used the apple cider vinegar rinse in the past many times...Lemon in water is also good for fair hair and rosemary rinse is great for dark hair and cost is nothing if you grow your own our rosemary grows like crazy so always plenty of that I put a few branches into a pot and cover with a kettle of hot water and leave to infuse and cool then strain and rinse your hair...makes it lovely and shinny ...

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    2. Thanks Sherrie. I have heaps of lemons so will try using them. I think the acid in the vinegar / lemon would fizz out any bicarb residue too. I read Barb comment below and wanted to add that my daughter uses water only and it works for her too. We made the decision to eliminate (as much as possible) the lauryl sulphates in body care products from our lives hence the bicarb and water only hair washing.

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    3. Hi Penny Pincher ..wish I knew your name ...my youngest son JACK ONLY USES WATER TO WASH HIS HAIR .been that way nearly all his life he is 11 next month...they don't get oily hair at that age...when a teenager it may be different ...like you we don't want any of that nasty toxic stuff any where near our bodies either...love connecting with like minded people...

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  7. I use water, plain and simple. I just wash my hair under the shower a few times a week. I do use the bi-carb mixed with cornflour as a powder but find that if I use too much it causes a rash so I would be wary about using it on my head...though it is rinsed out so should be OK...

    Barb.

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    1. Hi Barb, when I have had a crew cut or very short hair I have used just water and it was fine but with long and very think hair, water just isn't enough...but was very happy with the bi carb the other day ..but next time I don't think I need to use as much. I will try smaller amounts that still achieve clean hair results..never been a fan of using powder, do you use it as a body deodorizer to absorb sweat and body odours... I never wear any deodorant haven't for well over 20 years, luckily I don't sweat very often at all...

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  8. Sherrie, Re: your note: Bi-carb IS Baking Soda in other countries, correct!
    However Baking Powder is bi-carb + an acid like Cream of Tartar.

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  9. Just a quick update ..still washing my hair with bicarb its been well over a year and I wash my hair once every week..my hair feels and looks so healthy I'll never be using shampoo again I'm hooked for life...

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  10. Just started using it as toothpaste so may as well go the whole way. Thanks for the info

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  11. It's been 3 years still only using bicarb on my hair nothing else at all in 3years still loving it, its amazing my hair is still soft and silky. And as I said I have long thick hair really thick hair couldn't be happier and we use it as a body wash to now...

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