I recently switched my brand of shampoo and had the unfortunate consequence of build-up. As soon as I realized what was going on, I switched back to my old shampoo. Sadly, it wasn’t enough.
My hair looked continually greasy at the roots and felt slightly tacky to the touch. Yuck!
I knew I needed do do something drastic but I didn’t want to use harsh chemicals. After a quick internet search I found a natural method to try. It worked! And because I like to share, here ya go! An easy way to remove hair build up, naturally.
What you need
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
Depending on the length of your hair you may need more or less of the above ingredients. This is what worked for me with shoulder length hair.
- First, mix the baking soda with enough water to form a thin paste.
- Next add about 2 cups of warm water to the vinegar. If you don’t make sure the water is warm, you may end up doing the ‘Hallelujah Dance’ in the shower while screaming “It’s cold, cold!” (ask me how I know).
- Dress in a towel or robe so you can hop right into the shower, or just follow the rest of the steps while in the shower.
- Wet your hair thoroughly, then wring it out well.
- Take your baking soda paste and massage it into your scalp and throughout your hair all the way to the tips. Take special care to work it into the roots as this is usually where a lot of the build-up starts. This step will result in a lovely look which can only be described as “Unbathed Crack Addict With Dreadlocks”
- Allow the baking soda paste to so sit on your hair for 5-10 minutes (I did 10 minutes).
- While standing in the shower, slowly pour the vinegar mixture over your hair. This will create a bubbly action that feels surprisingly good. It’s like a scalp massage. If you don’t feel that the vinegar effectively rinsed most of the baking soda away, feel free to repeat the rinse.
- Wash your hair as normal. Or not. I just rinsed my hair very well with lukewarm water.
- Voila! Smooth, soft, build-up free hair.