Did you know that your hair is acidic? True story. Whether it’s short, curly, bedhead or a glossy mane: hair has a pH range of around 4 – 5.
Natural Balance and Bad Hair Days
When a shampoo is advertised as being “pH balanced,” it means that it has a similar pH to your hair. Great right? That means that you’re not throwing out the natural balance of your crowning glory with nasty ol’ chemical shampoos?
Maybe not, but what about your water? Most tap water sits between a neutral pH of around 7 and a more alkaline 8.5. Rinsing your hair with water that isn’t pH balanced – even if your shampoo is…
There is much talk these days regarding ionized alkaline water and all its benefits.
We have heard that it balances your pH level, creates an alkaline environment in your system while also breaking down the water into micro-clusters and much more. It sounds good…but what does all that actually mean?
I wanted to know the answer and also better understand some of those scientific terms so I did some research and this is what I learned.
What is pH and what does it mean to balance it?
The term pH simply means potential of Hydrogen. It measures the amount of hydrogen ion particles in any particular solution be …