Monat is pH Balanced

ph level imageI was recently asked what the pH level of MONAT products is so I thought I’d do a short post to let everyone know that our products have a pH level between 5 and 6. The pH level of human hair is between 4.5 and 5.5.  Many products can disrupt the natural pH of the hair, but MONAT products are made to be closely aligned to your hair’s natural pH level.

Why is This Important?

If you took a chemistry class in school, you’re probably familiar with pH (potential Hydrogen) levels. You’ve probably never thought about it, but pH levels are very important when it comes to maintaining healthy hair. If you wish to keep your color vibrant, boost the shine and retain overall health of your hair, it’s imperative to know how pH levels in shampoo and other hair products play a part in the overall process.

The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 with 7 being “neutral”. The lower numbers are considered more acidic and the higher numbers are alkaline. The amount of hydrogen in a solution determines whether it is more acidic or alkaline. The higher the pH level the harder the shampoo is on your hair. The best pH level for shampoo is between 5 and 7.

Your hair contains cuticles which are tiny shafts made up of scales. Water and alkaline-based hair products cause these scales to open, exposing the interior of your hair shafts. Ideally, you want to close this cuticle to protect it from harmful, damaging elements. Using a slightly acidic shampoo closes the cuticle and helps the hair shaft retain important moisture.

When you dye your hair, the coloring products open up the cuticle so the color absorbs completely into the cortex (the interior of the hair shaft). To help prevent the hair from drying out, your scalp naturally produces oil with a slightly acidic pH in an effort to close the hair shafts. However, frequent coloring can result in your scalp producing too much oil, which will cause your hair to become greasy. A pH-balanced shampoo not only helps keep cuticles closed but prevents the scalp from producing too much oil after chemically-treating your hair.

But even if you don’t color your hair, pH-balancing shampoos are crucial. If you have a naturally oily scalp, dry brittle ends or thin hair – pH-balanced shampoos can help reverse damage and give you the healthy hair you desire.

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