My daughter turned me on to a real gem! We use one to two tablespoons of baking soda in some warm water to shampoo our hair. We use it almost as a paste. Just massage it gently through your hair and scalp and then rinse with apple cider vinegar, distilled white vinegar or lemon juice. It may take a couple of days for your hair to adjust, but when it does adjust, your hair will look, feel and behave better than ever! I have thick, curly hair that is shoulder length and it works great on me! My daughter has long straight hair and she loves it too!