Branded shampoos turn out to be a big letdown, which you buy with lots of hopes for boosting hair health. Big brands or small brands typically all have petrochemicals-based ingredients like in plastics. This is the reason why borax is getting acceptance for offering amazing benefits for hair growth.
What is Borax?
The chemical name of Borax is Sodium Borate; it’s a mineral and salt of Boric acid. Normally, it is available in powdered form and it is easily soluble in water.
Borax benefits for hair
Borax has been an important ingredient in various medications. However, the benefits of borax for hair are no less effective.
Borax application on the scalp is done by mixing it with coconut oil or mustard oil. Massage the hair roots and scalp softly with the mix.
Then let it stay there for 30 minutes and wash it off with the help of mild shampoo and lukewarm water. This method used once or twice a week will remove your dandruff completely.
Hair care with Borax shampoo
You may wonder sometimes what exactly people used when shampoos were not available. People used many homemade methods that included applying a mix of borax also. Now after most commercial shampoos are being termed unreliable and unhealthy, borax is regaining is lost position.
You can say goodbye to your scruffy and unmanageable hair with its regular application. You will have instead, soft and flowing hair with a clean scalp, devoid of any dandruff and skin problems like flaking and itching.
How to make borax shampoo
Borax shampoo is easy to make. Add 1 cup of borax powder in one jug of boiling hot water. Shake it well until borax completely dissolves in water.
Pour it in a bottle and keep in your bathroom for use. You can also add a few drops of apple cider vinegar and if you wish a little washing soda as well. Now your borax shampoo is ready to use.
Borax shampoo may not lather as much as the commercial shampoos but it removes dirt and sweat from your scalp.
This also protects the color of hair and maintains natural oil on your scalp. This also terminates harmful bacteria that makes scalp their home. Besides, borax mix controls flaking and itching on scalp.
Unique properties of Borax
As most of the people are accustomed to the lathery effect of the commercial shampoos, one needs to get adjusted to its non-lathery function.
However, it thoroughly cleans the hair and scalp, although one must be careful when washing it off because borax can be a little stubborn and refuse to let go completely.
However, there is nothing to worry, as you can add a pinch of citric acid crystals in the borax mix. Citric acid offers sheen to hair and easily removes remaining borax, which lemon juice and vinegar are unable to do.
Best part of Borax shampoo is that it doesn’t hurt the eyes like some shampoos that go right inside the eyes and cause irritation.