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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

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Hello and welcome to Friday video number 2.
Today I’m gong to be talking about using baking soda as shampoo.
So baking soda.
Firstly, is baking soda the same as baking powder?
No. Not the same thing at all, only use baking soda also known as bicarb soda.
I use mckensie’s because it’s the cheapest one. You really don’t need to use much each time so for $1.50 you’ll probably get a whole month or more’s worth.
So step by step, how do you actually use it as shampoo?
#1 don’t use shampoo obviously.
Instead of shampoo you would get a little cup of water. I use the lid from James’ shaving cream. Put a couple of spoons in there and then fill the rest up with warm water.
Then I mix it around with my finger until it’s mostly disolved and put it through your hair.
Massage it to the roots like your would a normal shampoo and make sure to get it really close to the roots because that’s where most of the oil and grease is.
Then I leave it on there for a couple of minutes, maybe 3 minutes? I don’t really have a clock in my shower so.
Once I’m satisfied that my hair is clean I wash it out.
So that’s really it.
Afterwards if you want to you can use a conditioner. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.
And if I do, I avoid the roots because again that’s usually where my hair gets oily.
Using the baking soda took me a while to get used to because it really doesn’t feel like shampoo.
And honestly until you get out of the shower and completely dry your hair it doesn’t feel clean, not even a little bit.
When it goes in it’s kind of grippy, I guess is the word, like when you rub two pieces of velvet together and all of the little fibres catch on each other.
When you shampoo you get a lather, this doesn’t lather at all. Also when you shampoo your hair and you dry it it had that light airy feeling, you know you feel like you’re in a Pantene commercial and you’re flipping your hair around and you’ve got a big fan blowing in your direction to get the perfect hair flick off to the side.
This isn’t like that.
Once you dry your hair it feels amazing.
It’s really soft and smooth. The texture of my hair feels a lot better now than when I was using shampoo.
I could totally do the commercial with the fan and the wind blowing.
It takes a bit longer to dry than traditional shampoo, I imagine it’s because that has special ingredients to quicken the drying time or whatever and this is just baking soda, nothing fancy.
And that’s pretty much it.
With baking soda I don’t seem to was as often because it doesn’t seem to need it.
I think that’s probably to do with the fact that some shampoos strip the natural oils out of your hair and that’s stuff you want in there.
So your scalp maybe overcompensates and makes extra. Again I’m not an expert so I haven’t no idea the science behind this, I just know it works for me.
This seems a bit more gentle though and I don’t have to wash as often.
As I mentioned in my previous video on using it as dry shampoo, there were a lot of comments asking whether it was the same as using talcum powder.
Or baby power. Yes and no. It’s the same in that they do both get the job done.
But when you wash it out it comes out a lot easier than talcum
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