Hair Care

Black Hair pH Balance

Did you know there is a safe range for black hair ph balance when washing and moisturizing it?

On the pH Balance Scale distilled water is a 7.0 which is not bad but is not optimal for African American hair. The “Safe” range for washing hair is between 4.0 – 7.0 pH. The best range for black hair is 4.5 – 5.5 pH.

Substances with the proper acidic pH (4.5-5.5) will cause the hair cuticle to seal closed and lock in the water/moisture that it has received.

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Our goal is to share the beauty of Afro-textured hair and to have a place where we can come together to get examples, advice, and information of black hair growth and hairstyles. Whether you have permed, pressed, or natural hair it's still black hair and it's beautiful.

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