If you searh for “no poo method” you’ll get testimonials about the fantastic results of this hair care method. The before and after pictures were really convincing for the readers to try the baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Although after using the No-Poo method for a few months, your scalp will be getting flaky and irritated and you will felt your hair more brittle then ever.
Evidently, baking soda is very alkaline and, although it may make hair soft in the beginning, it will damage your hair finally. This is the reason the No-Poo method fails for many people: it is not pH balanced for the scalp or hair.
A dermatologist says that with pH of 9 (one hundred times more basic than water ) baking soda is a known alkaline irritant.
“The first principle of shampooing is to make sure your shampoo says it is pH-balanced and prevent from those that are alkaline. Alkaline shampoos strip the hair’s natural oils and disrupt the acid mantle, creating dehydration and leading to fragile hair.”
Using highly alkaline solutions on the hair (baking soda, soaps, etc.) though it feels soft and manageable that is really the disulfide bonds in your internal hair structure being weakened by the alkaline solution…
Due to the strong alkalinity of baking soda,it has no place in hair care.
The basic pH of baking soda can damage hair even when it is used with the acidic vinegar. Many users with the fantastic results of the No-Poo Method would disagree, but if you aren’t having satisfaction with No-Poo, it’s not your fault because the baking soda is heavy!
If you want an alternative to the No-Poo method, we would encourage you to explore Arganlife Hair Care products!