Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Wash or The “No-poo” Method

Baking Soda and ACV washing method
Baking Soda and ACV washing method
Baking Soda and ACV washing method


Product Type:
Recommended For:
Main Benefits:
Ingredients: ,
Smell, Texture, Absorption Speed: Soda does not really fully melt in the water, so do not expect to have a paste – it will be more like water with granules. It does not have any smell, whereas vinegar has quite a strong one. But don’t worry, you won’t smell like vinegar once your hair is dry.
Preparation Time: 2-3 minutes.
Preparation Method: Put one tbl of baking soda to half a glass of warm water (used boiled water if the water in your area is hard) and mix it. In another glass, mix one tbl spoon of vinegar with a glass of water.
Application Method: First pour the baking soda on your mixture and massage it into your hair. Let is sit on your head for a couple of minutes and rinse it out. Next, pour the mixture with vinegar over your hair. Rinse it out after a minute as well and you are done. Do not skip vinegar – soda is very alkaline and it is important to add some acid to your hair to restore their natural ph level. If your hair feels to dry and frizzy, reduce the amount of soda. If it feels to flat, use less vinegar. The trick of this recipe is to get the quantities right over long term.
Our Rating
5/ 10

User Rating
7 total ratings



Very easy, very cheap and very quick. You can find all the ingredients at any food store. No worries, no searches, no additional boiling or preparational procedures.


Although not in all cases, it tends to dry out hair if used over long term. Try adding some honey to the baking soda mix then. In addition, it takes some time to get the quantities of baking soda and vinegar right.

Posted February 7, 2013 by

Full Article

Using baking soda and vinegar to wash your hair is the classic “no-poo” method that has become quite a trend in the online community of chemical-conscious individuals. In fact, once I started my Google search for natural shampoo replacements, it was by far the most popular and the best described method I could find. So this is how I started. The good thing about it is that it is easy, quick, cheap and it does what it’s supposed to do – you will have clean hair. However, for those who expect this routine to not only free their hair from chemicals but also give them a beauty kick, it is not exactly that type of treatment. At least for me, it wasn’t. In fact, it dried my hair out quite quickly after starting to use it even after heavy experimenting with quantities. I figured out that I could fix it by adding a chamomile rinse after the wash and oiling my hair every week, and etc. etc. However, my philosophy is that if a product does some damage, I rather switch to another product rather than add ten others in attempt to fix the damage. The less, the better.  So, my conclusion is that it is great to use if you do not have hair that is prone to drying out and getting frizzy. If you do, however, look for something more moisturizing. Vinegar alone, on the other hand, is quite a nice conditioner and anti-dandruff treatment..


Be the first to comment!

Leave a Response