attempt in October 2010 but I couldn't stand my hair being greasy so I waited until I was on maternity leave last year to give it a try again.
When I first started using baking soda on my hair, I was putting one tablespoon of baking soda in 3 cups of water. I later learned the best way was to make a paste -- a little water and 1 tablespoon of water. That did the trick and for one whole year, I've gone without shampoo and have used baking soda only.
The thing I learned was that is that it takes time. Not worrying about how my hair looked for a month really helped. I figured, I was covered in spit up already, who would notice my hair?
Today, my baby fine hair feels a little thicker and easier to work with. It does has it's greasy moments but I mostly use the baking soda solution every other day.
Using baking soda to cleanse your hair takes time and figuring out the right amount of soda to water ratio. I suggested this to a co-worker and right off the bat, the ratio worked for her.
The best guide I have found comes from my mommy blogging hero, Simple Mom. She gets all the credit for the successes I have had with this process.
Maybe next I will attempt to use the oil method to cleanse my face?