January 15, 2007 10:35am CST
One of my favorite ways to use baking soda, in addition to cooking or cleaning with it, is to add baking soda to shampoo when shampooing my hair. You don't want to add it to the whole bottle of shampoo though. Put shampoo in the palm of your hand and add about one tablespoon of baking soda and mix it. Then shampoo as usual. Only use the baking soda in your hair once a week though, because it strips hair of dirt, grime, oil, hairspray, and other unwanted things and could cause your hair to become too dry. This is excellent to use expecially if you have well water. After shampooing with the baking soda mixture and rinsing you will want to shampoo once again to make sure that all of the baking soda has been rinsed out. It helps to keep your hair healthy, more manageable, smelling fresh, and most of all it makes your hair feel even cleaner than it does without the use of baking soda. Do you have another suggestion on how to use baking soda other than using it in recipes?