PH scale has values form 0-14 which tells about the nature of a substance. Less than 7 shows acidic nature, more than 7 shows alkaline nature, and 7 shows neutral just like distilled water. Our hairs when wet have the pH value of 4-5-5.5 that means they are acidic in nature. Hence, whenever applying something on them, maintaining the pH of hairs to its original value is the key to have natural, healthy, and strong hairs.
How Baking Soda maintains the balance?
Baking Soda has the pH vale of 9 that means it is alkaline in nature.
Let’s suppose the outermost layer of strand of hair is called cuticle. Opening the cuticle allows moisture into the hair and closing the cuticle retains that moisture.
When we apply baking soda into hairs, due to its alkaline nature, it opens the cuticle to get in the moisture and the acidic nature of our wet hair closes the cuticle. This combination results a proper amount of moisture and oil balance in the hair.
Getting started with the Baking Soda Method:
This method is cheap, effective, simple and chemical-free. Baking soda can be used as shampoo as well as conditioner too. Let’s learn the method: