DIY: Hair Build Up

Back in the olden days, we’re talking 50s to 60s, it was NOT normal to shampoo your hair everyday. Notice how healthy and thick women’s hair was? It wasn’t until the extreme marketing of numerous shampoos did we begin to think we should wash it more often and now most of us can’t sleep without washing it.

The natural oil in your hair, sebum, is what makes your hair give off that healthy shine and keep it strong. The problem with daily shampooing is that before you give your hair a chance to distribute the sebum, you wash it out – that too with harsh chemicals.

Over time, these chemicals build up on your scalp and could cause itchiness, flaking, scabs, and overall dullness. There are numerous clarifying shampoos on the market but why not take a natural approach?

What you will need:

Baking Soda

Mix about 1 – 2 tblspoons of baking soda in your regular shampoo making sure you massage it well into your scalp. Do this for about 2 weeks.
For added clarifying, mix vinegar with baking soda and add water. Use this solution on your scalp for 2 weeks and your hair should have dramatic improvement. The vinegar will not smell. Follow up with olive oil or avocado for moisture.