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Dr. Oz hair tip that works!

Started 1355162161.7 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1355268875.497 by BeautyAddiction

Sometime recently he suggested using baking soda in a rinse for the hair periodically to clear off silicone deposits. I got around to trying it this am and think it works! My hair looks shinier and feels smoother.

I didn't remember the specifics of his advice but looked up various recipes online. I wound up putting 2 T of baking soda in warm water and rubbing that into my wet hair in the shower. Then I shampooed to finish.

I would be interested if anyone else gave this a try and what they experienced.

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Tricolor1355163417.125270 PostsRegistered 4/19/2010Pittsburgh Suburbs

My stylist told me that can also strip the color from your hair.

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BeautyAddi­ction1355163773.2035794 PostsRegistered 6/8/2007NY
I color and have keritan treatment so I would be afraid to do this.

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nunu4u1355163948.2378684 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

I didn't notice any change in color. I looked online and found this (but its just one ladies experience!)

"So now I’m back to baking soda. And I really don’t think I’d ever switch back. And for those ladies who highlight or color their hair, using baking soda on colored hair is just fine. I highlight my hair (hey, I never said I was completely natural! I do have my vanities.) and the color hasn’t faded a bit. I do the baking soda routine about every four days now."

I don't think I would use baking soda that often. Maybe once a month!

rusty5231355164213.603283 PostsRegistered 3/20/2011

Dr. Oz suggested doing this once a month. I color my hair light auburn and I tried this last week and my hair turned out fine. Did not strip the color. I would do again on a monthly basis.

luvmyteddy1355164554.3738558 PostsRegistered 9/4/2010Land of Oz

I learned this trick 40 years ago when doing hair. We used it to cut the hairspray out, back in the days of Final Net and Aqua Net. I still use it.

GmaJewele1355168727.593153 PostsRegistered 9/27/2012

I wash my hair exclusively with baking soda and water. I use 1 tbs in 16oz of water and add a few drops of rosemary, basil and tea tree essential oils. My hair has never been better, shinier and more volume. I use a conditioner on the ends of my hair, and would so even if I used traditional shampoo. My 3 adult daughters do this as well. They're the ones who convinced me!

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Pianomama1355170550.252866 PostsRegistered 6/7/2007southern California

Isn't that what a clarifying shampoo is for? Baking Soda would be cheaper.

BeautyAddi­ction1355176629.2435794 PostsRegistered 6/8/2007NY
Anyone know if it's ok for keritan treated hair?

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Midnight S­hadow1355247037.567466 PostsRegistered 2/17/2008

I'm so glad you reminded me of this. I used to use baking soda about 2x's a mo to remove build up of other products and it does work. Never have had a problem w/it stripping hair color. Used as you did w/water to make a paste. What I also noticed in doing this was that my hair seemed to grow better @ the scalp. Now that my hair is thinning considerably I'm going to try this again. Thanks for the thread...nunu

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wilma1355257035.15313142 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007
On 12/10/2012 Pianomama said:

Isn't that what a clarifying shampoo is for? Baking Soda would be cheaper.

Yes, clarifying shampoos remove product buildup. Baking soda would be cheaper, but I have never tried that.

mcall10201355259846.5871348 PostsRegistered 3/25/2007NJ

I just put a T right in the shampoo. It makes your hair squeaky clean. Only do it maybe once every 3 months. Hard on the color

rina331355266554.374895 PostsRegistered 6/17/2008
On 12/10/2012 BeautyAddiction said: Anyone know if it's ok for keritan treated hair?


I personally would NEVER put baking soda on keratin treated hair.

I think you'd be VERY sorry.

JMHO.

momcat1355268123.7636376 PostsRegistered 9/12/2010

I mix baking soda with my shampoo every so often, and even tho I think it helps some, I haven't ever been as impressed as I was when I used a clarifying shampoo.

Let me know if you suddenly become interesting.

brandiwine1355268314.0632397 PostsRegistered 11/9/2006Colorado

It DOES strip color so beware

Maggie No­lia1355268481.264093 PostsRegistered 11/8/2012

Rinsing with vinegar does the same thing.





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BeautyAddi­ction1355268875.4935794 PostsRegistered 6/8/2007NY
On 12/11/2012 rina33 said:
On 12/10/2012 BeautyAddiction said: Anyone know if it's ok for keritan treated hair?


I personally would NEVER put baking soda on keratin treated hair.

I think you'd be VERY sorry.

JMHO.

Thank you rina33.

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