Use Baking Soda to Clear Build-up in Hair

If you have a lot of build-up in your hair from products like mousse, leave-in conditioner, hairspray, hair wax, oils, hair gels, ok you get the idea… this one’s for you.

How to do it: Just take about a spoonful size (more if you have long hair) of baking soda and rub it into your wet hair after a shampoo. Remember to work it through to the ends of your hair.

Rinse well and voila! No more hair build-up 🙂


14 Replies to “Use Baking Soda to Clear Build-up in Hair”

    1. It’s best to use only once or twice a week as baking soda can have a temporary drying effect, especially when too much is used.

  1. Hiya, won’t this make my hair powdery? I unfortunately suffer from this dreadful thing called freaking build up and its uber annoying but i don’t want to make it worse.

      1. Oopsies 🙂 Guess I was just that baffled by the fact that you can use baking soda that I went a bit loopier than usual 😀

    1. No, baking soda will not bleach hair.

      If it could bleach hair, wouldn’t hair salons and everyone else be using it to bleach/dye hair instead of peroxide or ammonia?

      More importantly, if it could bleach hair, would people use it to bake cakes?

      Sometimes I really wonder where some of these ideas come from…


  2. I’ve been using baking soda for about a month now.
    I’m impressed by the results. Hair usually very fine an
    limp, now looks an feels thicker. Also add lemon juice
    to the cider vinegar. this lightens hair also.

  3. my hair dye and damaged hair. i wonto be longa i love my hair. i pot shampoo 2 week 1 time i yous castar oil fo my hair thank you fo halp and god bless you. i need good recepe fo hair thank you

  4. These articles are very helpful. I really was looking for something to not only soothe my acne irritation, but to also soothe the skin on my back as well.I will also try it under my armpits. I am definitely going to use baking soda after this article. Thank you

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