Treating Oily Hair with Baking Soda

Greasy limp hair, falling lifelessly on the shoulders even after frequent washes, is enough to make any woman’s day a bad one.

And if you belong to the not-so-blessed oily hair category, then such days seem more like a daily routine.

Especially hair which is fine in texture is more prone to such greasiness. But there is an effective home remedy for such hair present right in your kitchen- the humble yet miraculous baking soda.

The plus points:

The advantages of using baking soda are many. To start with it is gentle on the hair. Hence, it doesn’t rob your hair of its natural moisture. It is the weakest alkaline hence it is not at all harsh on the hair. In fact it is gentler than most of the shampoos available in the market.

Baking soda is very effective in cleansing oil or any other residues in the hair thereby preventing a chemical buildup. It even helps in maintaining the right chemical PH balance in the scalp thereby helping to fight eczema or even psoriasis.

How to use:

There are a two common ways in which you can use baking soda to treat your oily hair. These ways are mentioned below:-

The quick fix– when you are in need of an immediate relief, just sprinkle baking soda to your hair roots (make sure the hair is dry) and brush through your hair with a wide toothed comb. Make sure the powder is evenly distributed throughout the scalp so that it soaks up the oil residue. Keep on brushing until all of the baking soda is completely out of your hair.

The hair wash this is the most common way of using baking soda. Mix adequate amount of baking soda to a cup of water and keep it in a bottle. Shake it well before use. When in the shower wet your hair properly and then apply this liquid mixture to your scalp.

Massage it well into your scalp and let it stay on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. In case the ends of your hair are drier, you may want to follow this up with a conditioner. Doing this for a few days will actually make your hair a lot less greasy as the oil residue gets cleared up.

Sidharth Thakur