I clarified my hair the other day with a bunch of baking soda mixed with some diluted aubrey organics shampoo. This particular shampoo is super moisturizing and doesn't even really work like a shampoo, more like a conditioner, and it caused a lot of buildup when used on its own. But combined with the baking soda it made my hair super shiny and clean without drying it out. A first for me! lol
So, now I'm all out of this shampoo and I was wondering if the same effect could be had with mixing a good cone free conditioner (like giovanni brand) and baking soda. Anyone use that combo to clarify or as your "shampoo"? Seems like it would be a happy medium between COing and only using baking soda and vinegar. I have yet to find a shampoo that doesn't cause either dryness or buildup and if I could avoid wasting any more money on them that would be great.
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Never thought of using it in CO. I mix it with water and pour it over my head, my hair seems to like baking soda, even though I hear it could be potentially damaging. It makes my hair curlier.
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I've tried it and liked the results with one conditioner and didn't like the other conditioner results. Both conditioners were end of line ones so I'm going to try out some other no cone conditioners
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Oh ok thanks. I'll give it a try.
baking soda with conditioner... hmmm i think ill try that... would it work with say Vo5?? i dont have money for expensive brands
can i call this classic length
I finally tried it yesterday and the results were good. I used roughly equal parts conditioner and baking soda and applied to both scalp and length. Oh, I also did a vinegar rinse. Then I conditioned again and rinsed. I used two different Giovanni conditioners, a 'light' conditioner to clean with and a heavy condtioner after. I can't believe it, but my hair did come out very clean and shiny. I'm going to do this again next time I wash.