Deep Cleansing for Silky Tresses
I style my hair frequently and I find that over time, even with regular washing with quality products, my hair starts to look a little bit dull and feels less silky due to continuous use of styling products. I use everything from styling cream to hairspray and glitter, and it all adds up.
Every once in a while, when I feel like my hair is weighed down by product buildup, the environment, or when I just want a deep clean, I mix up a simple deep cleansing wash for my hair. All you need for this recipe is a classic baby shampoo and baking soda.
For this recipe, simply measure 1-2 tablespoons of baking powder into a bowl, then add 1/8 to 1/4 of a cup of baby shampoo, depending on how much hair you have. Combine the ingredients, and you should have a soft, foamy paste. Lather the mixture into your wet hair, massaging vigorously, and pile your hair on top of your head to let it just sit there for a few minutes while you wash your body. Then rinse thoroughly and follow with your usual shampoo and conditioner.
Please note that in my experience, this deep cleansing mixture will not lift permanent hair colour. That being said, you may wish to check with your stylist before using it to make sure it will work on your hair.
You will notice that your hair appears shinier, lighter, and bouncier, and free from any product buildup. I recommend using this on your hair once every few months, or after you have had your hair styled into an updo for an event, when there would have been an extraordinary amount of product and your hair needs a deep clean.
Written by Nicole Lachance
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta, with a major in French Language and Literature and a minor in Italian Language. She then continued her education at McGill University, earning her Bachelor of Common Law and Bachelor of Civil Law, where she was selected as class valedictorian. Nicole is a practicing lawyer and writes the Bella Vita Beauty Blog for Crystal Hills Organics. Nicole enjoys being active with her husband and three small children. She also enjoys traveling, playing tennis, ballet, cooking, baking, and experimenting with skin care and makeup. With too little sleep and a very exciting and hectic life as a mother of three young children, Nicole can appreciate the value and importance of implementing a skin care regimen composed of products containing quality ingredients. She also believes in the power of positive energy, and recognizes the benefits of using essential oils and other natural elements to create at-home beauty treatments.