In times gone by, people washed their hair every week or two, a practice that has evolved into a daily routine for many today. However, the frequency of hair washing can lead to adverse effects, including scalp irritation, increased greasiness, dandruff, split ends, and hair loss.

Fortunately, there are now numerous alternatives to traditional hair shampoos, such as solid shampoos, powders, and various home remedies, although I hold little confidence in the latter.

One notable home remedy involves using baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Simply wash your hair and scalp with baking soda, followed by rinsing with apple cider vinegar. This method offers the advantage of being free from unnecessary additives like silicone, paraffin, artificial colors, and fragrances. Additionally, it is cost-effective and well-tolerated by the skin, making it suitable for even sensitive scalps.

To apply, dilute a tablespoon of baking soda with half a liter of lukewarm water, and similarly dilute apple cider vinegar with lukewarm water in the same ratio. Apply the baking soda mixture to your scalp, leaving it on briefly before rinsing with the vinegar solution. Finally, rinse your hair with water.

Despite the effective cleaning and care provided by these two simple substances, visible benefits may take several weeks, up to six weeks, requiring patience. It’s important to note that this care combination is not recommended for dyed hair, as it may cause the hair dye to fade.