Hair Clarifier

"Does your hair feel limp and lifeless? Try this easy hair clarifier to remove some of the build-up."
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Ready In:
1 hair treatment


  • 2 tablespoons shampoo (either homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


  • Easy peasy!
  • While you're in the shower, bring along the box of baking soda with you.
  • Measure out approximately 1 tablespoon of baking soda and add it to twice as much shampoo in your palm.
  • Use the shampoo as you would normally, using the pads of your fingertips to give your scalp a thorough massage.
  • Rinse very well with cool water, and then condition as normal.
  • The baking soda should help remove build-up, naturally!

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  1. Yes! A seasoned hairdresser told me about that. She warned not to leave it on for more than 4 minutes. Rinse well and follow with a final rinse of 1 cup or so of water mixed with a dash of vinegar, to correct the acid balance. I had just done that and was shopping when an elderly gent approached me and said "There is a lady with beautiful shiny hair. We never see that anymore."
  2. My hairdresser just told me that I need to get rid of the build-up on my hair and suggested a pricey shampoo from her salon. Instead I came home and tried your recipe. I mixed the baking soda with the shampoo and started working it into my hair. I could tell something was happening because it smelled different from my shampoo - almost like the smell of perm solution. The lather felt like shaving cream -- very rich. After rinsing, my hair has returned to its normal soft state that I hadn't had in months, and it was easy to style again. Thanks for the great, affordable home beauty treatment!
  3. Yes Boogaloogle This Really works good,I have been using baking soda for years now,my hair holds hair spray real bad when I try to wash it out,so I use baking soda and it just kind of melts that hair spray right of my hair.This is a real good recipe. Darlene Summers
  4. I tried this and I loved it. I could tell that all the hair styling junk I put in my hair was just melting away. I will now keep a box of baking soda in my bathroom. My hair thanks you!
  5. i recently dyed my hair a lovely greenish orange (by mistake of course). i remembered this recipe and drenched my hair in dish soap and baking soda for 15 minutes, then i rinsed it and watched most of the orange go down the drain. after rinsing, i used mayonaise to condition. i still had to go to the hairdresser and get a professional dye but this helped alot! i have learned my lesson, thanks for a very helpful recipe!


  1. This is a GREAT recipe... It also works if you switch the baking soda with lotion... In a month and a half my hair went from dead and frigid looking to looking shiny and full, not to mention it started growing for the first time in probably 3 years!!!!!! I LOVE THIS RECIPE


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