Natural hair care
24/02/2019 tekijältä Gaarna Oy 0

Natural hair care

When the hair is washed with a piece of soap and a rinse is used to rinse, it is important that the washing be done a little more cautiously. In order for the soap not to leave a sticky surface on the hair, it should be applied well from the root to the top.

Particularly in long hair, sapling is often overlooked. In this case, the hair may be wonderfully coarse at the root, where the hair is healthy and sticky from the top, where the hair is worn. Soap washing requires careful saponification of the entire hair. Although the foam itself does not increase the cleaning efficiency, it helps to identify when the soap is enough in the hair.

Why to use vinegar rinse?

The acidic rinse after soap washing makes the hair shiny and removes soap residues. Failure to use the vinegar rinse may result in poor experience of soap washing and leave a sticky feeling on the hair. The vinegar rinse should be strong enough, it should be carefully applied to the entire hair and allowed to affect the hair for a few minutes before rinsing. If necessary, the rinse can be repeated.

Soap washing and vinegar rinsing are more demanding than synthetic tensides washing, which are specifically designed to tear the soap deficiencies. However, picking organic is worth this little extra stroke, and not more demanding than washing a little more thoroughly with synthetic washing. Fresh and natural feeling rewards the user afterwards.

Synthetic surfactants used in industrial detergents effectively remove dirt and grease from the hair and are often gentle. However, from the environmental point of view, organic soap is a better option, as synthetic surfactants are less biodegradable than soaps.

Hair structure

The hair consists mainly of keratin, a cornea that is a group of fibrous, filamentous, and water-insoluble proteins. The hair structure is divided into three parts, a top layer, a fiber layer and a core. Hair home care can affect the surface and fiber layer.

The top layer is a thin layer of fat that protects the hair. The good surface layer protects the fiber layer, regulates the water content of the hair fiber and gives the hair a gloss and feel. Treatments, including washing, consume the surface layer, making the hair more water-sensitive and negatively charged.

The soap is alkaline and when used for washing the hair, the hair swells, the porosity increases, and the surface layer flakes open. A gentler soap shampoo with a pH close to the skin, that is, between 3.5 and 5.5 does not make the hair a corresponding change.

Herbal treatments and massage increase hair well-being. The scalp should not be overlooked as the scalp circulation affects the strength of the hair roots, which in turn affects the condition of the hair. The acid, pH between 1-4.5, in turn condenses and hardens the hair. It causes the cells in the surface layer to settle tightly against each other, reducing porosity and increasing gloss. This is exactly what the vinegar rinse does, while removing soap residues. Too acid or alkaline dissolves the hair completely.

Natural herbs in hair care

Natural herbs can be used in a variety of ways to enhance hair well-being. Various effects are obtained by varying herbs.

Listed below are three herb tips for exacting hair problems:

  • Birch and lavender prevent and slow hair loss
  • Nettle and red clover work against dandruff and nourish the scalp
  • Mint and lemon balm are ideal for oily hair