How to Loosen Natural Curls With Baking Soda

By Jaimie Zinski

Naturally curly hair is a blessing and a curse, depending upon who you ask. For many, their naturally curly hair is a constant challenge involving chemical straighteners, trips to the salon and money needlessly spent on treatments that damage the hair and scalp. The use of baking soda is a more natural, safe way to loosen curls for women with any hair texture or length.

Skip the store bought straighteners that damage hair.

Step 1

Wash your hair with mild shampoo only. Do not use conditioner. Rinse the shampoo away and allow your hair to dry, until it is slightly damp, not soaking wet.

Step 2

Prepare a mixture of 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 cup conditioner and 2 tbsp. honey.

Step 3

Prepare a mixture of 1 cup normal conditioner and 2 tbsp. avocado oil. Set this mixture in a small bowl next to your bathtub or bathroom sink.

Step 4

Work the baking soda and conditioner mixture through your hair, beginning at the scalp and moving down the shafts of the hair until you reach the ends.

Step 5

Cover your hair with a layer of plastic cling wrap and allow the baking soda mixture to remain for five to six hours.

Step 6

Rinse the baking soda mixture from your hair. Do not attempt to detangle or brush out your hair.

Step 7

Cover your hair with a healthy dose of the conditioner and avocado oil mixture.

Step 8

Allow the mixture to remain for 15 minutes before rinsing it out. The mixture will help renew some of the moisture that was lost during the baking soda treatment.

Step 9

Style your loosened curls as desired.