Go Back   CurlTalk > Hair > 4

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2008, 01:06 PM   #61
 
mariag002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,553
Default

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!

mariag002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 01:33 PM   #62
 
mariag002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,553
Default

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!

mariag002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 01:36 PM   #63
 
Kitathena's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,666
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mariag002 View Post
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.
Hmm, sounds scary lol. I'll be waiting to see the results
__________________

My blogs: NewlyNatural.com [COLOR="Blue"][COLOR="SeaGreen"][B]
My fotki pw:hair
Kitathena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 01:39 PM   #64
 
BekkaPoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,842
Default

[quote=mariag002;828090]I had to rinse it out after 40 minutes because my hair was on fiyah! My scalp is still sore.
[quote]



I hope everything turns out okay!
__________________
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
BekkaPoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 10:05 PM   #65
 
CurlsAnew24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6
Default

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.
CurlsAnew24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #66
 
mariag002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,553
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CurlsAnew24 View Post
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 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!

mariag002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #67
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,510
Default

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.

__________________
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Zinnia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 05:33 AM   #68
 
Kitathena's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,666
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CurlsAnew24 View Post
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.
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.
__________________

My blogs: NewlyNatural.com [COLOR="Blue"][COLOR="SeaGreen"][B]
My fotki pw:hair
Kitathena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 07:40 PM   #69
 
mariag002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,553
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windflower View Post
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.

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!

mariag002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2008, 08:13 PM   #70
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 7,510
Default

Very true, Mariag...every scalp is different.
__________________
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
Zinnia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 08:27 PM   #71
 
CurlyChick77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 84
Default

Hmmmm....perhaps I will try this until I can get my henna...
CurlyChick77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 09:50 PM   #72
 
Pkz120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 14
Exclamation Please Stop The Use Of Baking Soda!!!

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

YouTube -

YouTube -

YouTube -
Pkz120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 10:13 PM   #73
 
CocoT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,326
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pkz120 View Post
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

YouTube -

YouTube -

YouTube -
__________________
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds

-Albert Einstein
Discounts:iHerb: EZA283 for $5 off!, OCO522 for $10 off first purchase | Komaza Care Referral Code: J5Q362VG
CocoT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 10:20 PM   #74
 
empressri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,810
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CocoT View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pkz120 View Post
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

YouTube -

YouTube -

YouTube -
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.
__________________
Lady Hasytal in the Land of Product in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

"Trust is knowing your SO would do the right thing in the face of strange vagina." Nej
[/B]
empressri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 10:23 PM   #75
 
kayb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,166
Default

I think it's the holidays and some people are just feeling lonely


kayb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 10:43 PM   #76
 
Pkz120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 14
Default

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.
Pkz120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2010, 10:44 PM   #77
 
Pkz120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by empressri View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by CocoT View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pkz120 View Post
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

YouTube -

YouTube -

YouTube -
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.


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.
Pkz120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 10:54 AM   #78
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 6,321
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by empressri View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by CocoT View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pkz120 View Post
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

YouTube -

YouTube -

YouTube -
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.
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.
__________________
BC'ed: 26 Dec 09
YouTube

Grand Duchess Fierce Freckles, Mistress of the Mighty Snap and Doyenne of the Potent Products Pavane in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
EllyEllyOxenFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 10:37 PM   #79
 
P.P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,511
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pkz120 View Post
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

YouTube -

YouTube -

YouTube -
Thanks!! I had an awful experience with baking soda. 'Started out cool and it sort of turned on me.
__________________
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things
which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
- Jean Cocteau


<---Fotki photo albums
P.P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2010, 10:38 PM   #80
 
Pkz120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ellepixie View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by empressri View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by CocoT View Post
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.
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.
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...
Pkz120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com