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Updated on Thursday, March 6

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QUESTION: Does baking soda and water actually work as shampoo? I am skeptical because I tried the apple cider vinegar rinse and it made my hair feel like straw.

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  1. Yes.
    It doesn't feel the same as shampoo/conditioner though.
    And just doing the apple cider won't work if you are still shampooing with regular shampoo...

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  2. If you're looking for a shampoo that doesn't have a bunch of crap in it try Lush. Their shampoos also smell a million times better than what you're using.

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    1. Love Lush with a passion.

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  3. Don't use baking soda. It will dissolve the disulphide bonds in your hair, therefore frying it just as horribly as ACV. However, ACV should be used as a diluted rinse to increase shine, not a shampoo.

    @2, LUSH has sodium lauryl sulfate in its shampoos, so it's just as commercial as regular shampoos, but they do have a higher proportion of natural ingredients.

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    1. Do you even chemistry? Baking soda is nowhere near able to reduce a disulfide bond. Don't quote random pseudoscience you heard from some shampoo commercial or some pleb at a health food store please.

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  4. You're not supposed to use it daily. Just once in a while to get your extra clean from product build up.

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  5. OP here. I did dilute the ACV when I tried it (I used it as a rinse) but I was using regular shampoo also, so I donno, maybe I did it wrong...

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  6. Hey,
    My roommate and I (males w/ short hair) use baking soda as our shampoo. My hair is as soft as always and works great as a shampoo. I used to use Head and Shoulders to help with dandruff but it made it worse. Baking soda actually helped me.

    My only tip is make sure you rinse thoroughly because i used to end up with a little bit of dried baking soda in my ears.

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