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Baking Soda for Hair; Is It the Right Choice?


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The Baking soda hair fad is supposedly the new rad thing and thanks to the ‘no-poo’ method popular all over the internet, people have been switching over from commercial shampoos to this chemical compound, sodium bicarbonate.

There have been several personal anecdotes by people that have reported baking soda when dissolved in water, tend to remove excess sebum (oil) and buildup. However, amongst the anecdotes, there have also been quite a few alarming reports stating that overtime baking soda caused more harm than benefits.

Did You Now

1. Baking soda can last for more than a year if stored in a relaxed environment?
2. On average, a human loses almost 50 to 100 hairs every day?

Baking Soda for Hair Loss

Why Does it work?

This question tends to have an ambiguous answer. There is particularly no evidence that supports the reported benefits such as softening of the hair, or restoration of the shine. To add to that, there is more research that tends to show the other side of this chemical, as there is a risk for hair damage and skin irritation.

To understand the way baking soda works and how and till when to use it, it is imperative that you understand the science behind it.

Usually, the average scalp has a pH level of 5.5 and a hair shaft, 3.67. This balance has to be maintained because that is how you would have flawless hair. However, baking soda has a pH of 9.

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