How to Wash Hair with Baking Soda: Recipe and Steps

This shampoo recipe is great for oily hair and is very easy to prepare and use. I especially use this recipe when I have too much oil build up on my hair. I tend to get a tad bit crazy with my coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil combo but this shampoo works wonders to remove any build up of excess oil. Please note that when washing hair, it should be washed from the scalp and from the scalp only. The rest of the hair should be washed or rinsed by default.

Baking Soda Shampoo

  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 3 to 4 cups water


Combine the baking soda and water to form a paste. Wet hair thoroughly and part hair into four sections, apply the paste to you scalp rubbing the scalp as you apply the mixture to the different sections. Let it sit in your hair for three to five minutes and then rinse out.

Warning: Baking soda stings when it gets into your eyes. So be careful in that regard.

Benefits of wash Hair with Baking Soda

Baking Soda is a very good cleaning agent and mild enough to use on hair. It removes impurities, product build-up and excess oil without stripping the hair. One cautionary note though, if your hair is extremely dry, use baking soda as a rinse diluted with plenty of water.

Edited to Add:

Use a finishing rinse with Apple Cider Vinegar to close the hair shaft or you can use your regular conditioner.