I used to be able to dump a half a bottle of conditioner onto my head and not have to worry about getting greasy hair. I mean maybe not literally half the bottle, but I used to use a lot of conditioner.
Fast forward a couple of years.
Now, if I use even the slightest bit too much shampoo or conditioner my hair is left looking flat and greasy. I guess it has to do with changing hormones? Who knows?
Either way, I just could not figure out how to fix my hair problem. I tried washing my hair less frequently. I tried using a lesser amount of shampoo and conditioner. I even tried all different brands of shampoo and conditioner. Some products would alleviate the problem slightly, but my hair was still not what I wanted it to be. And not to mention these products were expensive and the results were lackluster.
So what does any girl do when she has a beauty problem? Google or Pinterest. This time I opted for Google, and it lead me to baking soda.
Yup, you heard me right. I said baking soda. I learned that baking soda helps to eliminate excess oil from your hair as well as buildup from your shampoo and conditioner. Who would of thought that such a cheap household staple would fix greasy hair? Not me. But I am so happy it did.
There are a number of ways you can fix greasy hair with baking soda. You can combine it with your shampoo or you can combine it with water. The choice is yours. I personally prefer to combine baking soda with shampoo so I get that lathering effect.
Here’s how I do it and what I use!
1. Get out your baking soda.
2. Get out a cup and a spoon. (I use a plastic cup and spoon so I can bring it in the shower and throw it out after I am done showering.)
3. Pour 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda into your cup.
4. Pour your normal amount of shampoo in your cup. (Make sure your shampoo does not contain the ingredient ammonium. Baking Soda mixed with ammonium leads to a reaction of some sort.)
5. Mix your baking soda and shampoo together with your spoon.
6. Apply and wash your hair just as you normally would with shampoo. (You can condition your hair afterwards if you would like, but I tend not too. I try not to overdo it with the conditioner these days.)
That’s it! Such a quick, cheap and easy way to fix greasy hair.