The pH level of your hair ranges between 4.5 and 5.5, and this means it is acidic. When the hair is at an optimum pH level, the cuticles are closed and healthy. When you maintain the natural pH level of your hair and scalp, the acidic sebum of your scalp fights bacteria.
Generally you should aim to use products that are slightly acidic and lie within the hair’s natural pH range of 4.5 to 5.5. The same applies to your skin, which ranges from around 4.5 to 6. However, this is variable depending on the individual and their health.
Also too much heat does make the scalp more prone to dehydration and too much humidity and cold weather make the hair brittle. So, are we suggesting that it is impossible to have locks that would look amazing throughout the year? No, and No. By maintaining a balanced pH level of your hair and scalp you can help your precious hair look lustrous always. But, what is pH level and how can you maintain it? pH level measures how acidic a substance is. The way pH level plays a pivotal role in understanding and maintaining your skin, similarly, it does for your tresses. Be it washing your hair with alkaline products, exposing them to UV rays and humidity, dust unknowingly you are disrupting the natural pH balance of hair.