Myths Debunked: Part 5 of 12 - Should you Use Baking Soda as a Substitute for Conditioner?

5. Baking soda can function as a shampoo or conditioner.

FALSE: Baking soda is more alkaline on the pH spectrum. In fact, it has a pH of 9 — which is 100 times more alkaline than water — and is a known irritant. Alkaline products strip the hair’s natural oils, causing dehydration, and can lead to porous, fragile hair, which is the last thing people with dry hair need. Although it may make your hair seem soft at first, over time it can eventually cause serious damage to your hair.

A better option is our cleansing and conditioning clay, which works as a cleanser, conditioner, deep conditioner, and detangler, all while doing the work of a leave in conditioner. Check it out!


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1 comment

  • Dorism57

    I wish I knew this a year ago… I’m still trying to get my hair “back”. I was doing the MHM in which baking soda was a part of the clarify step. My hair not only broke off, but the texture is weak, thinner, and I’ll touch baking soda ever again☹️

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