By: Jess Handley

When seeing advertisements on TV for various shampoos and their specific benefits for “dry, tired hair” or “weak hair that breaks easily,” it becomes quite taxing to suppress an eyeball-roll or a snigger at the ridiculous claims made by certain brands who have quite clearly conjured up some pseudo-science nonsense about particular proteins or minerals that can transform drab hair into bicarblooking fabulous.

If one were to examine the back of most bottles of shampoos at the supermarket, not only are the majority of the ingredients unpronounceable, but likely very toxic as well. What is more laughable is the price that comes with a number of these products, as supposedly price is an indication of quality, and although some brands may use a smidgen of more expensive ingredients that are slightly less toxic, it does not negate the fact that the rest of their ingredients represent something that was possibly conjured up out of an industrial distillery barrel.

If any of the above resonates, why not try and make your own shampoo at home? This recipe requires only two ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp baking soda (Baking soda is also referred to as sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate.)
  • 1 cup water, tap or bottled if you prefer.

Simply mix together and store in a standard bottle or container of your choice. This shampoo is completely safe for all hair types and will not strip your hair of its natural oils, unlike most commercial shampoo. This may seem like a crazy idea, but try it, as it will be very inexpensive to do so.

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