Just as a prolonged pH imbalance of the skin can damage and intensify the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and others signs of aging,anunbalanced ‘pH factor’ can also have dramatically consequences for your scalp and hair health. Most commercial over the counter hair care brands contain harsh chemical detergent surfactants, along with many other petroleum-based chemicals and their close synthetic derivatives that are now scientifically proven to damage hair in the long run. This type of consistent product use eventually will make your hair look limp, dry, brittle, frizzy, oily…. which can progress to gradual thinning and hair loss.
For restoring pH, it’s not only important to look for organic hair care formulas that are labelled ‘pH balanced’, but it is equally critical to check for additional factors such whether the product in question is formulated with natural surfactants (like African Black Soap and not sulfates), wild gathered/organic ingredients from sustainable sources, plant botanical proteins and other clinically proven natural combinations that will help keep your hair & scalp in its optimum pH sweet spot.
Keep on reading to find out why the pH of hair matters and how to balance it naturally with our organic hair care formulas:
What Strips Healthy Hair pH Balance?
Genetic factors, environmental stressors, oxidative stress, poor lifestyle choices, aging, and of course the use of synthetic chemical based hair care products are some of the most important factors behind stripping hair of its optimal pH balance.
The normal pH balance of our hair and scalp’s sebum ranges between 4.5 to 5.5. This acidic nature prevents microorganism’ build-up and help maintain healthy cuticles and strong hair roots. Choosing a slightly acidic-based, pH balanced hair care product line keeps these cuticles in-check, while also allowing the hair shafts to retain moisture. Do remember, that your hair’s optimum pH range can be slightly variable depending upon your unique dosha type.
A disbalanced hair pH can make hair/scalp look:
- dry, frizzy and brittle (for vata or pitta dosha), or
- excessively oily and frizzy/limp (kapha dosha), or
- If you color your hair frequently, then the scalp naturally counteracts the rise in pH by producing too much oil, which makes hair greasy, or conversely can increase frizziness.
pH Balancing Natural Products
Understanding your pH levels and identifying your hair’s dosha typecan help you choose which kind of shampoos, hair conditioners and leave-in treatments can effectively control damage and help restore full shine, volume and health.
Though all our products are pH balanced and carefully formulated with 100% organic, sustainable, vitamin-infused and wildgathered pure natural ingredients, here are our recommendations for the products that will work best for you:
- For curly, dry, brittle and frizzy hair: Puraveda Revitalizing Shampoo&Conditioner.
- For fine, thin, limp or oily hair: Puraveda Volumizing Shampoo&Conditioner.
- For restoring strength, gloss and shine to normal hair: Puraveda Everyday Shampoo&Conditioner.
For the ultimate fix, follow with application of Puraveda Shine On Serum– an organic leave-in treatment suitable for all hair types to help reconstruct hair inside out, deep condition, restore shine, repair split ends and nourish hair without adding extra-weight.