Unexpected Baking Soda Results...PICTURES ADDED

I'm bored at home so I just tried mixing baking soda, castor oil, and Tresemme conditioner. I'll let you guys know the results!
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I had to rinse it out after 40 minutes because my hair was on fiyah! My scalp is still sore.

I will wait till it dries and let you know if my curls feel more elongated.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

I had to rinse it out after 40 minutes because my hair was on fiyah! My scalp is still sore.

I will wait till it dries and let you know if my curls feel more elongated.
Originally Posted by mariag002
Hmm, sounds scary lol. I'll be waiting to see the results

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[quote=mariag002;828090]I had to rinse it out after 40 minutes because my hair was on fiyah! My scalp is still sore.
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I'm not sure why your scalp was on fire, but I hope no one gets scared by this. Baking soda WILL NOT burn your scalp, even for extended periods. I would encourage anyone that's curious to give this a try. There's a link to someone's fotki (goldenlamb..something) that explains the process very well. My hair was buttery soft and super moisturized after using the mixture with NO scalp irritation.
I'm not sure why your scalp was on fire, but I hope no one gets scared by this. Baking soda WILL NOT burn your scalp, even for extended periods. I would encourage anyone that's curious to give this a try. There's a link to someone's fotki (goldenlamb..something) that explains the process very well. My hair was buttery soft and super moisturized after using the mixture with NO scalp irritation.
Originally Posted by CurlsAnew24
I didn't measure anything and I probably used too much. Its now HOURS later and my scalp is still sore. That's what I get. I hope I don't discourage anyone. I know how these ladies are so I know a million more will read this and try it anyway LOL As for me, never again.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

It is very interesting how half of the users of baking soda notice no scent, straightening or burning but do have softness.

And the other half have a relaxer odor, experience straightening, feel burning and hair is tangled.

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I'm not sure why your scalp was on fire, but I hope no one gets scared by this. Baking soda WILL NOT burn your scalp, even for extended periods. I would encourage anyone that's curious to give this a try. There's a link to someone's fotki (goldenlamb..something) that explains the process very well. My hair was buttery soft and super moisturized after using the mixture with NO scalp irritation.
Originally Posted by CurlsAnew24
It explains the process, but she also explains how her scalp was burning. her name is littlegoldenlamb and I posted it earlier in this thread I think. I dont have time to look I'm off to work.

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It is very interesting how half of the users of baking soda notice no scent, straightening or burning but do have softness.

And the other half have a relaxer odor, experience straightening, feel burning and hair is tangled.

Originally Posted by Windflower
My head is still sore. I am sure I probably used too much because it also smelled like relaxer to me. All the old memories came back.

It just goes to show how everyone is different. Some people can use sulfur, it gave me a terrible rash on my neck. I guess I just have sensitive skin. I'm not as gangsta as I thought I was LOL
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Very true, Mariag...every scalp is different.
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Hmmmm....perhaps I will try this until I can get my henna...
Okay, first off, baking soda IS a chemical! I know that it may seem to be making your hair out to the condition you're wanting it, but the long-term affects are disastrous! Even when diluted, it still has very harmful effects to it. PLEAASSSEEE take the time out to view these links:

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Okay, first off, baking soda IS a chemical! I know that it may seem to be making your hair out to the condition you're wanting it, but the long-term affects are disastrous! Even when diluted, it still has very harmful effects to it. PLEAASSSEEE take the time out to view these links:

Baking Soda: How Does It Actually Work? | NaturallyCurly.com

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Originally Posted by Pkz120
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Okay, first off, baking soda IS a chemical! I know that it may seem to be making your hair out to the condition you're wanting it, but the long-term affects are disastrous! Even when diluted, it still has very harmful effects to it. PLEAASSSEEE take the time out to view these links:

Baking Soda: How Does It Actually Work? | NaturallyCurly.com

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Originally Posted by Pkz120
Originally Posted by CocoT
where's elle with her gifs when i need them? a TWO YEAR OLD THREAD with....i cant. i CANT. im going to flatiron my hair.

shid i might throw a box of baking soda on top of it too just for the hell of it.
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I know it may be an old thread, but I really wanted to help the people that were concerned with the health of their hair and how baking soda may affect it.
Okay, first off, baking soda IS a chemical! I know that it may seem to be making your hair out to the condition you're wanting it, but the long-term affects are disastrous! Even when diluted, it still has very harmful effects to it. PLEAASSSEEE take the time out to view these links:

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Originally Posted by Pkz120
Originally Posted by CocoT
where's elle with her gifs when i need them? a TWO YEAR OLD THREAD with....i cant. i CANT. im going to flatiron my hair.

shid i might throw a box of baking soda on top of it too just for the hell of it.
Originally Posted by empressri


I know it may be an old thread, but I really wanted to help the people that were concerned with the health of their hair and how baking soda may affect it.
Okay, first off, baking soda IS a chemical! I know that it may seem to be making your hair out to the condition you're wanting it, but the long-term affects are disastrous! Even when diluted, it still has very harmful effects to it. PLEAASSSEEE take the time out to view these links:

Baking Soda: How Does It Actually Work? | NaturallyCurly.com

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Originally Posted by Pkz120
Originally Posted by CocoT
where's elle with her gifs when i need them? a TWO YEAR OLD THREAD with....i cant. i CANT. im going to flatiron my hair.

shid i might throw a box of baking soda on top of it too just for the hell of it.
Originally Posted by empressri
Here I am! Does this even warrant a gif?? This warrants some education.

Late poster, if you had searched through other threads rather than just trying to post inflammatory mess, you would see that we actually had a VERY extensive discussion about baking soda and how it affects hair, and also did a pH test on a popular baking soda treatment. Yes, baking soda slightly lifts your hair cuticle, but it can be easily closed using an acidic rinse after, like ACV, or using aloe vera juice on your hair. Other things that lift your hair cuticle include blow dryers, steam treatments, and even WATER when it's alkaline (yes, they make water that has been treated to have a pH of 9, it's supposed to be better for you to drink). pH alone is NOT enough to "relax" your hair - the reason many experience a type of "curl loosening" when using BS is because it allows more moisture to penetrate your hair, which in turn makes it heavier and more moisturized, ie - it hangs more. Any "ill" effects of using BS can easily be avoided by ensuring you bring your hair back to its proper pH level. Now, I would not recommend constantly using BS on your hair, as it is partly sodium, which can be drying on your hair. I hope that helps.
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Okay, first off, baking soda IS a chemical! I know that it may seem to be making your hair out to the condition you're wanting it, but the long-term affects are disastrous! Even when diluted, it still has very harmful effects to it. PLEAASSSEEE take the time out to view these links:

Baking Soda: How Does It Actually Work? | NaturallyCurly.com

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Originally Posted by Pkz120
Thanks!! I had an awful experience with baking soda. 'Started out cool and it sort of turned on me.
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Originally Posted by CocoT
where's elle with her gifs when i need them? a TWO YEAR OLD THREAD with....i cant. i CANT. im going to flatiron my hair.

shid i might throw a box of baking soda on top of it too just for the hell of it.
Originally Posted by empressri
Here I am! Does this even warrant a gif?? This warrants some education.

Late poster, if you had searched through other threads rather than just trying to post inflammatory mess, you would see that we actually had a VERY extensive discussion about baking soda and how it affects hair, and also did a pH test on a popular baking soda treatment. Yes, baking soda slightly lifts your hair cuticle, but it can be easily closed using an acidic rinse after, like ACV, or using aloe vera juice on your hair. Other things that lift your hair cuticle include blow dryers, steam treatments, and even WATER when it's alkaline (yes, they make water that has been treated to have a pH of 9, it's supposed to be better for you to drink). pH alone is NOT enough to "relax" your hair - the reason many experience a type of "curl loosening" when using BS is because it allows more moisture to penetrate your hair, which in turn makes it heavier and more moisturized, ie - it hangs more. Any "ill" effects of using BS can easily be avoided by ensuring you bring your hair back to its proper pH level. Now, I would not recommend constantly using BS on your hair, as it is partly sodium, which can be drying on your hair. I hope that helps.
Originally Posted by ellepixie
Okay, I appreciate the education at this, but I really don't understand why I've been approached in such a way as if I was trying to be rude or something. I learned something about baking soda, what it does to the hair, and wanted to help anyone who didn't know about that information. I don't understand why it has to be considered "mess" when I'm just trying to help just like you were...

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