For anyone anxious about making the switch to my homemade shampoo recipe, I have some personal information to add. I’ve always thought I had really oily hair. I mean really oily. I definitely needed to wash it every day, sometimes more often in the summer.
When I switched to the baking soda mix, I was really hoping I wouldn’t need to wash my hair quite so often. Or at the very least, it wouldn’t be so greasy all the time. I noticed a difference right away: my hair wasn’t nearly as oily anymore. Something about the baking soda really helped. I still needed to wash it every day, but I’ve noticed lately that my body has adjusted the amount of oils it produces. It seems to no longer be on overkill, trying to overproduce oil to compensate for it all getting washed out all the time. I think that’s what happens with overwashing. Our bodies try to overcompensate with excess oil. It took some time for my body to adjust, and now, I definitely would no longer ever consider my hair oily. After using my homemade mix for about six months, I don’t need to wash my hair every day anymore. I’m down to every other day, and it still doesn’t look greasy. I may even be able to wash it less than that. It looks better than it ever did, and I’m saving money, not washing nasty chemicals down the drain, and using a lot less water.
Anyone else have an experience like this?
Oh, and one more thing…this mixture works really well to clear out your ears when they get clogged with wax. Good to know if you have overactive allergies like I do.