To lighten your hair with baking soda, combine baking soda with shampoo and wash your hair. Lightening your hair with baking soda takes several months. To see results as quickly as possible, shampoo with baking soda daily.
- Mix your shampoo
To create a hair-lightening shampoo, you'll need baking soda and your favorite shampoo. Just before washing your hair, combine 2 tablespoons baking soda with 2 tablespoons shampoo. Mixing the shampoo just prior to washing your hair ensures the ingredients do not separate.
- Wash your hair
Wet your hair and apply the shampoo mixture like ordinary shampoo, making sure to cover all your hair evenly. Let the suds sit for several minutes in a warm shower to enhance the lightening effects. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the shampoo from your hair. Wash your hair daily with this mixture to accelerate the lightening process.
- Maintain your style
Baking soda dries out your hair, so use a quality conditioner to avoid split ends and excessive dryness. Lightening your hair with baking soda shampoo is a gradual process that creates subtle highlights rather than a strong bleaching effect. Once you've obtained the desired results, use the baking soda shampoo once per week to blend your roots.