Has anyone tried the baking soda treatment?

I've been youtubing and found out this 'baking soda treatment'. I've heard of using baking soda to clarify the hair but i've opted for acv instead because it was more available at the time. But some people are leaving a mix of baking soda, conditoner and oil on their hair for an hour or so and getting soft silky results. I wanted to know if anyone one here has tried it.

Also....Does anyone know of a good light protein treatment? Thanks.
But some people are leaving a mix of baking soda, conditoner and oil on their hair for an hour or so and getting soft silky results. I wanted to know if anyone one here has tried it.

Also....Does anyone know of a good light protein treatment? Thanks.
Originally Posted by midnight tresses
I tried the baking soda in conditoner method and it's not for me. It actually dried out my hair and it smelled like a perm, so that was a one time only experiment.

As for light protein, a lot of conditioners and stylers have protein in them. I have no particular recommendations for brands though. Henna acts like a protein conditioner too, in the sense that it strengthens the hair. You could try mayo/eggs/olive oil... There are many options.
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I tried the baking soda in conditoner method and it's not for me. It actually dried out my hair and it smelled like a perm, so that was a one time only experiment.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I put a little baking sodad in Cherrylola's treatment and it did smell chemically. I didn't use it the last time.

I get baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) confused sometimes.

@midnight tresses, lots of good moisturizing conditioners also have protein. I had to stop using protein for a year but my hair still tolerated certain conditioners as long as they didn't contain keratin.
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I tried the baking soda in conditoner method and it's not for me. It actually dried out my hair and it smelled like a perm, so that was a one time only experiment.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I put a little baking sodad in Cherrylola's treatment and it did smell chemically. I didn't use it the last time.

I get baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) confused sometimes.

@midnight tresses, lots of good moisturizing conditioners also have protein. I had to stop using protein for a year but my hair still tolerated certain conditioners as long as they didn't contain keratin.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe
I'd like to try the Cherrylola treatment too, but I always eat it before I get a chance to do the treatment.
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I've used baking soda twice and my hair doesn't like it at all. Both times it dried out my hair a lot.

I plan to do the cherrylola treatment tomorrow without baking soda, hopefully it works better than the previous time.
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I tried the baking soda treatment too. Didn't do anything. Made my hair feel extra clean = stripped, but that's about it.
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
But some people are leaving a mix of baking soda, conditoner and oil on their hair for an hour or so and getting soft silky results. I wanted to know if anyone one here has tried it.

Also....Does anyone know of a good light protein treatment? Thanks.
Originally Posted by midnight tresses
I tried the baking soda in conditoner method and it's not for me. It actually dried out my hair and it smelled like a perm, so that was a one time only experiment.

As for light protein, a lot of conditioners and stylers have protein in them. I have no particular recommendations for brands though. Henna acts like a protein conditioner too, in the sense that it strengthens the hair. You could try mayo/eggs/olive oil... There are many options.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Thanks...ive been thinking about trying henna forever...im waiting to find it in a store because i dont shop online.

About the baking soda, a 'drying effect' was the last thing the youtubers experienced...i think ill stay away from it awhile, thanks for the 'review'.
[QUOTE=midnight tresses;987144]I've been youtubing and found out this 'baking soda treatment'. I've heard of using baking soda to clarify the hair but i've opted for acv instead because it was more available at the time. But some people are leaving a mix of baking soda, conditoner and oil on their hair for an hour or so and getting soft silky results. I wanted to know if anyone one here has tried it.

Also....Does anyone know of a good light protein treatment? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

Aubrey Organics Swimmer's Normalizing conditioner is protein with light protein. Its actually a balancing conditioner, moisturizing and protein, and it works really well on my hair.
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tried it, and dried it out. It was very clean, however I might try it again, just to see how things go.

I researched this too, before giving it a go. Although there wasn't any conclusive evidence as to why it was effective, I read that the PH of baking soda might have something to do with it's curl taming qualities.

For what it's worth, I recently started cleaning my hair weekly with Dr. Bronner's Castile Pepperment Soap, which has a PH around 9, and I can def say it definitely has transformed my hair. It gets rid of product, of course, but I wonder if it's PH, too, has played a role in my silky soft and defined hair lately...
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Moisturizers: Long Aid
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I might have done something wrong when I used it, but after a few days of using baking soda I could smell my hair ( and it was not a pleasant smell). It made my hair soft, but I don't think I will do it anymore.
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I've been youtubing and found out this 'baking soda treatment'. I've heard of using baking soda to clarify the hair but i've opted for acv instead because it was more available at the time. But some people are leaving a mix of baking soda, conditoner and oil on their hair for an hour or so and getting soft silky results. I wanted to know if anyone one here has tried it.

Also....Does anyone know of a good light protein treatment? Thanks.[/QUOTE]

Aubrey Organics Swimmer's Normalizing conditioner is protein with light protein. Its actually a balancing conditioner, moisturizing and protein, and it works really well on my hair.
Originally Posted by midnight tresses
Thanks...ive never tried the aubrey organics line...ill check my locals.

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