DIY 2-Ingredient Clarifying Shampoo

Do you ever feel like your hair is being weighed down or just a little more grimy than usual? No worries! You can create your very own clarifying shampoo using 2 ingredients that I can almost guarantee that you already have in your home!

Do you ever feel like your hair is being weighed down or just a little more grimy than usual? No worries! You can create your very own clarifying shampoo using 2 ingredients that I can almost guarantee that you already have in your home! Keep reading for my DIY 2-Ingredient Clarifying Shampoo!

DIY 2-Ingredient Clarifying Shampoo

So as you may have already read in my About page, I used to manage a salon. Needless to say, I’ve tried a lot of shampoos and conditioners. I have a ton of very thin, naturally-wavy hair that gets pretty oily when I sleep, so I’ve always been kind of picky about what I put in my hair. Most things seem to weigh it down or make it oil up faster and just look dirty. One of the products I miss using my discount on is Brocato’s Peppermint Scrub Clarifying Shampoo. It did a wonderful job at giving me a deep clean, and…it smelled like peppermint. I LOVE me some mint! 🙂

Well, I don’t get a nice little discount anymore so I improvise. Want to make your own clarifying shampoo? Go to your kitchen, grab the baking soda, and take it to the shower with you…but keep it in a dry place. When you’re ready to shampoo your hair, put the shampoo in your hand like normal, then sprinkle some baking soda over the shampoo…just enough to cover it, maybe a tad more. Mix it together and apply to your hair like you usually would! Work it through your hair really well and rinse. Condition as usual!

This is only recommended to do once a week. I only do it once every couple of months. I will say that sometimes I feel the most effect after the next shampoo. For example, if I use the baking soda in Monday morning’s shower, Tuesday’s shower will usually feel even better!

Have you ever added baking soda to your shampoo? Will you try it out? Let me know below!

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8 thoughts on “DIY 2-Ingredient Clarifying Shampoo

  1. I’ve never used baking soda in my shampoo. I have used baking soda for many other things, and now I think I want to try it in my hair this weekend!

    1. Let me know how you like it!

  2. I never would have thought of adding baking soda to shampoo. What a super easy combo for a great clarifying wash!

  3. I absolutely love your recipe! I know baking soda is great to use in so many ways! I have never heard of adding it to your shampoo. I am not sure what “clarifying shampoo” really is, could you explain a bit? What does it do?

    1. Clarifying shampoo removes all the extra buildup you can get on your hair over time. It’s also great to use if you use a chlorinated pool on a regular basis. It helps keep your hair free of all the nastiness. 🙂

  4. What a great idea, baking soda has so many uses did not know coudl work for making a clarifying shampoo but now I know =)

  5. What a awesome tip! My mother was a hairdresser and I’m not sure i she even knew this!

  6. I like this little trick. I will have to give it a test run on my hair.

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