The problem of dandruff is common, but if ignored, it can be harmful to the scalp and hair. Therefore, the best treatment for dandruff is home remedies. One of these home remedies is baking soda. However, there is no scientific research on the use of baking soda for dandruff. There are also reports of baking soda causing some damage to hair and skin. Nevertheless, its use with caution and in balanced quantities can be effective on dandruff. So today in this special article you will know how baking soda can be effective on dandruff and how it can be used.

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  1. Is baking soda effective on dandruff?
  2. Can baking soda be harmful to hair and scalp?
  3. 5 Ways to Use Baking Soda for Dandruff
  4. Takeaway
Doctors for Baking soda for dandruff

There is limited research on whether baking soda is effective for dandruff. However, a 2013 study indicates that baking soda has antifungal properties. At the same time, a 2005 study conducted on 31 people suffering from psoriasis found that bathing with baking soda reduced itching and burning. In such a situation, it can be assumed that it can provide relief to a great extent from dandruff, which is a type of fungal infection, but it should be used with caution.

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According to a 2014 study, the average pH level of the scalp is 5.5. At the same time, the pH level of the hair shaft is 3.67. For good health of hair, it is important to maintain the balance of these two pH. This study also shows that the pH level of baking soda is 9 and as a result, it can be said that using shampoos with high pH levels can cause the following problems -

  • Damage to cuticles.
  • Frizziness in hair.
  • Hair loss.
  • Burning sensation on the skin.
  • Dry hair.

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Here we are going to tell you different ways of using baking soda for dandruff, which are quite easy to use. Also, make it clear that baking soda alone should never be applied on hair or skin. This may cause loss instead of benefit. It is advised to use it by mixing it with other natural things. Come, now let us know how to use baking soda for dandruff -

Olive Oil and Baking Soda

Baking soda can help remove dirt and excess oil from the scalp and hair and eliminate fungal infections. At the same time, olive oil provides moisturizer and provides relief from dry scalp and dandruff. The egg yolk present in this hair pack can condition the hair and help in hair growth.

Material -

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Method of use -

  • First of all, heat olive oil lukewarm in a bowl.
  • Now mix it in egg yolk and baking soda.
  • Then apply this mixture on your hair and scalp and leave it for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Now wash it first with lukewarm water and then with cold water.
  • You can also use mild herbal shampoo to remove the smell of eggs.
  • This mixture can be applied twice a week.

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Baking Soda and Coconut Oil

Coconut oil reaches the roots of the hair and removes protein deficiency. This can also remove the problem of dryness and itching of the scalp. This can help prevent dandruff. At the same time, the honey present in this pack works as a conditioner, which gives shine to the hair.

Material -

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tsp honey

Method of use -

  • Mix oil, honey, and baking soda in a bowl.
  • Now apply this mixture to your scalp and hair.
  • Leave it on for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Then wash the hair with mild shampoo.

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Lemon Juice and Baking Soda

Lemon juice has natural astringent and antifungal properties. This can help get rid of the fungus and scalp buildup that causes dandruff.

Material -

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice

Method of use -

  • Make a paste by mixing baking soda and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Now apply this paste on your scalp.
  • Keep in mind that if there is any kind of injury or scratch on the head or scalp, do not apply this mixture, because it can irritate the affected area.
  • Then wash the paste after 2 to 3 minutes.

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda

The acidity present in apple cider vinegar can balance the alkalinity of baking soda. This mixture can help in keeping the pH of the scalp balanced. Both baking soda and apple cider vinegar have antifungal properties. This can help in getting rid of dandruff.

Material -

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2-3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Method of use -

  • Mix these two ingredients well.
  • Now apply it on the scalp and massage gently for about 2 minutes.
  • After this wash the hair with cold water.

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Tea Tree Oil and Baking Soda

Tea tree oil has antifungal properties, due to which it can prove beneficial in curing dandruff. A study has found that 5% tea tree oil can prove to be effective in providing relief from dandruff. This, along with baking soda, works to eliminate the fungus that causes dandruff.

Material -

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • few drops of tea tree oil
  • Half cup water

Method of use -

  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • After this, apply this mixture to the hair and wait for 15 minutes.
  • Now wash the hair with fresh water.

Note: Before trying any of these remedies, do a patch test once. If you feel even the slightest discomfort, clean it immediately and do not use it later.

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While using baking soda, take special care of its quantity. At the same time, if there is any kind of discomfort after its use, immediately consult a doctor. At the same time, if the problem of dandruff persists then it is better to take advice from an expert. Stay connected with us for more such information.

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