Baking soda solution not solving


When I try solving baking soda (bicarbonate) in water, it doesn’t work. I use the exact measurments (1 part bicarbonate, 3 parts water) and sometimes more bicarbonate but it just won’t solve and form a paste. It’s just a little bit of wet powder in the bottom and lots of water over it.

Am I doing it wrong? Am I not using actual bicarbonate, even though the package says it is? Should I use actual baking soda (which to my knowledge is only bicarbonate mixed with a few other ingrediences) rather than pure bicarbonate?


I have been using baking soda (presently, Arm & Hammer) for over 4 years - Love It!! But I use a measuring spoon of 1/4 level teaspoon, (not tablespoon) mixed into a cup of water. I stir till dissolved and rinse with not more than a teaspoon of vinegar in a cup of water. I have long hair and it is the best I have ever had it with healthy scalp.The solution feels very smooth on my skin, no suds, no paste. Using too much baking soda will damage your hair.


So it’s supposed to have the same consistency as water?