Using Baking Soda As A Natural Texturizer

Using Baking Soda As A Natural Texturizer

Ah baking soda. To begin with we loved you then Kimmaytube told us you were evil after which many of us disagreed and threw caution to the wind because it's 'all natural' so couldn't possibly be that bad. What's a girl to do when a baking soda texturizer comes 'a calling?

In spite of the warnings, baking soda has been used in beauty regimens quite successfully for many decades. Some people use it to cleanse their face, clean teeth or even as a natural deodorant!


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I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Tiela Lewis

Wow! I didn’t know.

Alejandrina Cristina

Wow!!!

Angelica N. Smith

Amber Pullie definitely try this!

Twa Rivers

Say what?

Monica Gill

Wow

LehlogoNolo Hihumba

Is baking soda and bicarbonade of soda the same thing?

Lakeisha Owens

yes

LehlogoNolo Hihumba

Ok thanks

Daphney Cadet

Yes it’s really good, I’ve been using baking soda since I started the natural style.

Shay Carr

Does it really help stretch the curl pattern?

Diana Wilson

Interesting.

Melissa Steen McDowell

I am trying that this weekend!

Kimberly Jones-Redmond

NO THANK YOU!!! I just read Curly Nikki’s explanation about the acidity and the pH factors and how ABRASIVE it is…and it’s scared the crap out of me! I’m NO chemist & I love my hair way TOO much to try experimenting with acid-like ingredients! Read this and determine for yourself, ladies….just don’t see a suggestion on here without researching it first! JMHO http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/baking-soda-how-does-it-actually-work#nc-gallery-header

BlackHairInformation.com

I agree actually but remember that this treatment has yogurt which is acidic which will neutralize the alkaline pH of the baking soda. Having said that I would still need to have pH testing strips handy before applying to my hair 🙂

Adrienne Jones

I am not sure it is yogurt because in her blog… curlnikki it metioned that baking soda alone was smelling bad. I did see a lot of youtube said it cleans well but smelling bad. You know how baking soda can smell bad but fizz when it is with something like apple vingear cidear? It got me to think again…if it fizz, how will it beheave on my hair> It probably burn like relaxer. Baking soda is seeming more powerful on their alone without yogurt . I dunno about amino , I never tried it before. I oly know Yogurt act as natural conditioner or relaxer to some. But it is more of deep conditioner to me. None texturizer. I tried ph balance strip. none bad.

Kimberly Jones-Redmond

I agree. I thought about the fizz too. I’ve even seen where they encourage to rinse with the vinegar. I’ve also read how it can make your hair hard/crunchy like…. Are people that desperate to change their curl pattern!?!? I’m just not comfortable doing it either.

Drina No'MoreLyes Phillip

I don’t do food lol…. I’m good

Tierra Jackson

Baking soda strips your hair…no thanks.

Regina Stevenson

Baking soda messed my hair up.Will not try.

Nicole Clark Betts

This is the cherry Lola recipe, works amazing. I went from big chop to bra strap length in 3 yrs with 4b hair and have used brags backing soda and yogurt many times. The baking soda isn’t used alone, it oxidized the other ingredients so they work better. Don’t knock something you haven’t tried or even understand the chemistry behind. What works for some may not always work for others.

Ruby Curry

I am four mouth natural and I need hope.

Andrea Simpson-Jones

How do people actually find out that these things work. I mean, who thinks of this?!!!

Keri Toodle

I didn’t know that was POSSIBLE!

3caramel7
3caramel7

Quite often, many ideas are not original but have been knocking around for a while. It just depends on who decides to pick what idea, money, circumstance etc etc. These people very rarely get thanks, most people just take things they have for granted whether it be technology or medicine but somebody/bodies did experiments, got the results and then you got stuff! These clever people are your humble Doctors, Scientists and Engineers.

Cherissa Cassamajor

What exactly is being used with the baking soda I cannot read the lables good????

BlackHairInformation.com

It’s yogurt and braggs amino acids. Just read the post!!

Jeremiah Imani

I didnt know anything about this .. I cleanse my hair a couple of time with baking soda mixed in with my conditon.. as a co wash because I didnt want to use shampoo and I had some product in my hair since I used it for my face as a face wash and it leave it smooth.. I figured is would be a good exfoliation for my scalp.. but I want use it anymore.. until I fo futher reseach on the chemistry portion on it.

Tia Tolliver

Its called a cherry lola and works great!

Marcy Rowles-Shanghai

I have tried this and had good results, it did loosen my curl.But

Kimberly Jones-Redmond

If you don’t know how to neutralize & balance the pH levels, I wouldn’t advise this is all I was saying. I’m definitely knocking something I’ve not tried; I’m also not jumping on any bandwagon either. If I don’t feel comfortable putting it in my hair, then that should be fine by you. I’m not forcing you not to. I just simply relayed why I chose not to…and as I said, I’m no chemist and don’t know how to balance the pH levels. Thank you very much! Good day! 😉

Monica Tori

Hey I just want to know, did this work for you?

Adrienne Jones

lol i know it, that is why I saw baking soda being too high ph than needed. I was like no way..I only need it to be opened or lifted not closed .

Tyvette Longshore

Kimberly McCollum Check this out

Kimberly McCollum

I don’t think I will be trying this

Tyvette Longshore

Didn’t read all comments my badd

Tawana Turnipseed

Tawana Turnipseed

Celeste Jackman

Jacqueline Owens what you think??

Jacqueline Owens

Reading article now Celeste Jackman

Redy Mix

Stephanie Thornton im gonna try it

James L. Mitchell

It strips the natural oils from your hair its a natural clarifying shampoo so of course it would also be classified as a texturizer.

Charissa Callaway Richardson

This is the cherry Lola treatment it only define your curls and reduce frizz

Dammy Ashanté Dixon

Aish Haughton try it loool

Aish Haughton

Dammy Ashanté Dixon you try it and tell me how it goes

Dammy Ashanté Dixon

Loooool. No. Lool. The way my hair is set up.. I don’t like to take risks Aish Haughton

Suzy Zang

Nae

Aish Haughton

Dammy Ashanté Dixon lol so you want me to do it lool

Dammy Ashanté Dixon

Aish Haughton something like that loool

Lynelle Jackson

Kiff Anthony my aunt told me about this and says it’s like a homemade texturizer

Stephanie Thornton

Redy Mix lmk how it turns out

Redy Mix

i will i jus got my hair Rebraided but i will in 2weeks Stephanie Thornton

La Tasha

Someone try this & post a before/after!! Lbvs!!!

regina

I’m JUST starting to go natural. How do you get the relaxer out of your hair without a major chop

Malakah Angellia Gladston

No thanks….

Феза Тірса

Lol me too no acid on my beautiful hair

Robin Wilson

Did nothing for my hair but make it stiff

Anita Wilfong

Is baking soda a natural ingredient?

A L Gabryelle Langevin

I’ll pass, thank you.

Germaine HR Studio

Does this work??