Do you find yourself applying product to your hair everyday because it “sucks it up”? Do you feel as if your hair is still dry, even though you’re using “moisturizing” styling product?
The reason for this, may be that your hair’s ph isn’t regulated. Ph is an important part to the body’s overall function. Different parts of the body have different ph balances that help it to maintain a healthy state. Most areas of your body regulate on their own(provided your health hasn’t been thrown to far off balance)
Your hair, however, needs a little help. Hair is dead…dead, dead, dead, lol. This is why it is important to use QUALITY products to maintain it.
Your hair and scalps healthy ph level is between a 4.5 and a 5.5 which is slightly acidic. It’s on the acidic side to help ward away bacteria and infection(that’s for another Let’s talk Hair discussion)
Shampoo and conditioner are important to maintaining the healthy ph levels of your hair. Here’s how:
Shampoo ph is typically around a 6. This is intentional, because of what it’s job is. Shampoo is meant to slightly raise the hair and scalps ph in order to open the cuticle(think opening fish gills) of the hair and lift the build up off the scalp.
Conditioner ph is typically at 3.5/4. This is also intentional because conditioner is meant to deposit protein and moisture and begin the regulation process of the hair. Now that all the build up has been cleansed, what has been replenished has to be sealed in. The cuticle of the strand has to be closed.
If this is not happening during the shampoo/conditioning process, you maybe walking around with hair cuticles that are never being closed.
Imagine walking around with a cup that has holes in it and trying to fill it up every day, attempting to maintain the moisture. It holds on to the water for a second but then it loses it.
Until the ph becomes regulated, this is what is happening with your hair. In order to do that, you will need to use quality shampoos and conditioners. This can be hard to determine with the amount of products that are on the market today.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a shampoo and conditioner:
Remember, one of the most important parts of hair care is the shampoo/conditioning process. If this is off, then the rest of the hair experience will also be off. It is the main thing that regulates the hair and scalp.
Do you have any questions? PLEASE comment below