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8 Jul

- 2020 -

Natural Hair Fun Facts

Did you know….

Other than being uniquely beautiful, every twist, bend and curl in your hair shows a point of weakness along the hair fibre? It’s definitely worth investing in the extra hair care.

To grow healthy, thriving hair, you have to get to the root of it. Yes, your scalp is your hair’s lifeline. Keep it clean, toned and positively stimulated by massaging it every night. Boost this with castor oil, which is popularly known to thicken and grow hair.

Shrinkage is normal and part of our natural hair’s character, so embrace it!

The slightest change in the hair’s protein structure can dramatically change its appearance.

In its’ natural state, black hair is at its strongest and most durable.

Natural hair strands can endure more stress because its protein structure has not been changed via chemicals e.g. relaxers or permanent colouring.

Your hair can absorb up to 40% of its weight in water.

You hair can lengthen between 40-50% of its normal dry length when wet.

Understanding PH makes it easier to predict how products will react to your hair.

Even though our hair is slightly acidic (pH 4.5-5.5), it is positively charged. So this helps negatively charged and acidic pH conditioners to return our hair back to normal.

Damaged hair has a pH of 7 or above.

Chemical treatments e.g. bleach, relaxer, colour, are deliberately alkaline to allow the product to act on the cortex.

Water causes your hair to swell because of its’ alkaline base.

Water is roughly 100x more alkaline than our hair.

Hair with a pH that is too high (7+) or too low (4-), is damaged hair.

Shampoos and conditioners are very important when it comes to regulating your hair’s normal acidic pH level.

The pH level of shampoos are normally 4-6.

The pH level of conditioners are normally 3.5-5.

The low pH of conditioners helps seal the hair and smoothes the strands to prevent moisture loss.

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