Baking soda is more than a baking ingredient or something to eliminate odors in your refrigerator. Baking soda has some great benefits for your curls. Here are some suggestions on how why you should use baking soda to get fabulous strands.
For curlies with dandruff or other scalp issues, baking soda’s anti microbial and anti fungal properties can provide some relief. It also can help minimize scalp and skin irritation as well.
Baking soda can also help balance your scalp’s pH levels, which means you’re less likely to have dry, irritated skin and your curls are more likely to grow healthily.
You can use baking soda as a scalp scrub. Make a paste by mixing baking soda with water and use your fingertips to massage it into your scalp. This will help break up any lingering residue as well as remove dead skin cells.
Dandruff relief recipe:
1 tablespoon of baking soda
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Wash your curls using a gentle cleansing conditioner. Apply directly to your scalp and massage into your scalp for 3-5 minutes. Use small circles to avoid tangling curls. Allow to sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with apple cider vinegar and then cool water to close down your cuticles.