Staying away from harsh, alkaline soaps because they ruin the pH level of your skin is a smart choice. But are you doing the same for your precious mane? All those hair products you use on a daily basis might be destroying the pH levels of your hair and have visible effects on your tresses. The pH level determines the frizz and colour fading of your hair. Therefore, managing the natural pH level of your hair is essential, read on to find out how...

What is pH?
 

What is pH?

Anything on earth can be measured on the pH scale. This scientific system has been developed to find out the acidity and alkalinity of a substance from 0-14, zero being the most acidic. A healthy pH level for hair is no different than that for your skin, it should be anywhere between 4.5 - 5.5 Balancing the pH level of your hair is the key to fighting bacteria as well as retaining the natural moisture and oils of your scalp.

How does imbalanced pH level affect hair?
 

How does imbalanced pH level affect hair?

The natural pH level of our hair and skin is towards the acidic side. However, harsh hair products and alkaline in water can open the hair cuticle and make them more susceptible to damage, breakage and premature colour fading. This will also affect your natural hair growth as chemicals rob necessary nutrients from the hair making it look dull and lifeless.

Use pH balancing hair products

Washing your hair with pH balancing products helps repair broken hair bonds and restore the natural level of your hair and scalp. After every use you will notice the difference in your hair, it will feel softer, shinier and smoother. Look for a gentle formula such as the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo, this lightweight formula is infused with moisturising ingredients to restore the natural health of your hair. Lastly, don’t miss out on a conditioner, it is the toner your hair needs after every wash to correct the pH level. We suggest the mild but effective Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner to bring your hair back to life!