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Why Hair pH Balance is for Everyone


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Is your hair dry and frizzy? Does your scalp get easily irritated? Are dandruff and itchiness a recurring problem?  If your hair and scalp are not as healthy as they used to be despite trying new hair products every month, you may be ignoring one major factor affecting the overall health of your treasured locks -- pH levels.

What Exactly is pH?

The pH level measures how acidic a substance is on a scale of 0-14 with zero being the most acidic. For reference, lemon juice and vinegar are a 2 on the scale and bleach is a 13. Water, which is considered a neutral substance, is a 7 on the pH scale. When it comes to our hair, a healthy pH level is somewhere between 4.5 and 5.5.

Why pH Matters

Unbalanced pH not only affects women with long, flowing hair in shampoo commercials and Instagram--it affects absolutely everyone. A pH imbalance can have detrimental results in both women and men no matter the hair type whether it be short, long, curly, or straight. Conversely, healthy pH levels can improve the overall health of your hair and scalp. Switching to pH balancing hair products can prevent the onset of many hair problems and can provide a solution to common conditions affecting everyone, including irritation, itchiness, dryness, and frizziness.

Benefits of Healthy pH

Healthy pH levels can make a huge difference in how your hair looks and feels. Some of the most important benefits of pH balanced hair include:

  • Protection From Bacteria and Fungus: Balanced pH levels help strengthen the protective layer on your scalp responsible for fighting bacteria and fungus. A pH level between 4.5 and 5.5 will also seal hair cuticles keeping out the harmful chemicals that may lead to color fading among other things.

  • Maintaining Elasticity: By closing hair cuticles, balanced pH levels can also help lock in moisture and retain its sebum which is your hair’s natural conditioner. Lack of sebum can cause your hair to become hard and dry which may impact hair growth in the long term.

  • Reducing Breakage: Products like dyes and relaxers contain harsh chemicals that weaken your hair’s protein structure. This may eventually lead to brittle and dry hair and unwanted breakage. A healthy pH balance strengthens your hair’s structure helping to improve its ability to adapt to other products.
  • How to Stabilize pH levels

    The best way to maintain a healthy pH balance is to switch to pH balancing hair products. Salon pHactor products are specially formulated to help users achieve balanced, healthy pH levels for all types of hair. Our pH shampoo and conditioner are naturally-derived with carefully selected ingredients such as caffeine and coconut oil making them the best hair care products for pH balancing. Most importantly, our products are free of chemicals such as parabens and sulfates which are commonly found in many beauty and hair care products.