|Not Just for Baking - Baking Soda Exfoliation for the Scalp Soothes Itching and Kills Bacteria|
How to Exfoliate Scalp with Baking Soda:
- Wet hair thoroughly (best to do in the shower or tub).
- Pour about two tablespoons of fresh baking soda into your palm.
- Add drops of water to the baking soda until it forms a paste.
- Start at the temples and begin massaging the baking soda paste into your scalp in a circular motion.
- Avoid the strands and ends of hair - and focus only on the scalp. Use more baking soda to create enough paste to massage your entire scalp.
- IMPORTANT: Rinse with COLD water (not warm). Cold water helps close the pores of the scalp.
- If you have longer hair, it's important to follow the scalp exfoliation with an apple cider rinse, otherwise your hair will feel dry and tangly. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar to 5 parts water.
- Lean your head back when pouring the vinegar mixture onto your scalp. Start with the scalp, but work the mixtures into your ends.
- AGAIN - VERY IMPORTANT: Rinse with cold water (not warm).
- If the smell of the vinegar is lingering or bothering you, follow up with some cream rinse on the ENDS ONLY. Do not put ANY products (or cream rinse) on your scalp.
You'll find that the baking soda treatment doesn't just treat the itching, it actually cleans the scalp so you won't have to shampoo for days (or ever again … really ...if you become a no-poo believer).