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Baking Soda Shampoo Okay for Color Treated Hair?

by Joanne
(Vancouver, B.C.)

Is this system of cleaning the hair suitable for color treated hair? I use Herbatint color products bought from the health food store. I tried using Borax and water to clean my hair but it stripped the color out. My hair tends to be dry.


Thanks and you have a very informative site!


ANSWER


Hi Joanne,

If you are new to this all natural hair care method, I wouldn't recommend it with dyed hair.

The baking soda shampoo will strip away the color if used too frequently.

However, if you've been using this method for a while, it will actually prolong your color.

That's because using baking soda as a shampoo and vinegar as a wash won't strip the natural oils out of your hair. That means you'll have to wash your hair a lot less frequently then you would if you used regular shampoo.

The less you wash your hair, the longer the color lasts.

Wishing you the best of health,

Melissa
Approach Wellness


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