For years I knew that baking soda had a huge variety of household applications. We use it to make a soft scrub for the sink, we deodorize the fridge, it helps our muffins rise and can even be used as an antacid.
But, thanks to a tip from Frugal Babe I tried baking soda as a shampoo. When I first worked it into my hair the lack of suds and lather seemed a little strange. Surprisingly, my hair was actually very soft and clean after the wash—as was my skin. Since then I’ve heard that really oily hair can benefit from a quick “dry wash” with baking soda if there isn’t time for a full shampoo. Just sprinkle the baking soda onto oily hair without wetting it, work into the roots, and brush out.