I tried that baking soda thing ONCE and only once, because when I tried it, the mixture was burning my scalp. It felt like I was applying a strong relaxer to my hair. I also noticed a burning hair smell, so you can imagine this is not a method I was going to try again. Baking soda works for some people but not everyone. I had better luck using a mild vinegar rinse.
"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)