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    Default Re: Effects acids and bases/alkalis have on hair.

    That's very interesting...especially since my shampoo has sodium hydroxide in it. I wonder why they put that in there! I like my curls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackfootHair View Post
    That's very interesting...especially since my shampoo has sodium hydroxide in it. I wonder why they put that in there! I like my curls.
    I know eh? Want to hear something morbid? Sodium hyroxide is in KY Jelly. I've also seen it in baby shampoo before.

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    This is very good information! Thank you!
    And so much more reader-friendly since broken into paragraphs.

    Have you considered making an article of this and posting it in the Article section? I really think it belongs there!
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    Oh god, thanks for breaking that up. My eyes glazed over the last time I tried to read it all


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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverlox View Post
    This is very good information! Thank you!
    And so much more reader-friendly since broken into paragraphs.

    Have you considered making an article of this and posting it in the Article section? I really think it belongs there!
    Thank you very much! An article? Really? That is such a compliment! But I'm afraid that I do not have enough posts to publish articles yet unfortunately. I will when I gain the ability to though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by manderly View Post
    Oh god, thanks for breaking that up. My eyes glazed over the last time I tried to read it all

    Lol, yes, I agree, lookig at it after your comment, I can see what you meant. :P

    It does look much better now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverlox View Post
    This is very good information! Thank you!
    And so much more reader-friendly since broken into paragraphs.

    Have you considered making an article of this and posting it in the Article section? I really think it belongs there!
    Oh my goodness! According to the post privelages, I am not allwed to add articles, but it gave me the option to post an article, and I clicked it, and it didn't say that I didn't have permission, so I will try. I hope it works!

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    Default Re: Effects acids and bases/alkalis have on hair.

    So it really it isnt a good idea to wait for the next time its gonna rain eh?
    Are there any shampoos with a 5.5 pH? and what pH does tap water have (since it has chlorine in it)?

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    Default Re: Effects acids and bases/alkalis have on hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by s_tresses View Post
    So it really it isnt a good idea to wait for the next time its gonna rain eh?
    Are there any shampoos with a 5.5 pH? and what pH does tap water have (since it has chlorine in it)?
    Well, tap water pH isn't actually unanimous, it could vary very much. If it was pure water, with no chlorine, or added chemicals, (Distilled water would be your best shot) then the pH would be 7. however, like I said, it could vary, and tap water with chlorine present would make it more basic/alkali. Things that would make tap water acidic, would be presence of a lot of hydrogen, or not enough carbon dioxide.

    I don't actually know of any shampoos or conditioners that have a pH of 5.5, as as I was researching, there were too many false leads. However, you can test your shampoo and conditioner yourself, or anything else for that matter, with litmus papers. I believe these could be bought online. I don't know of any store that sells them commercially.

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    Default Re: Effects acids and bases/alkalis have on hair.

    acids do dry out my hair. i can use only very weak vinegar rinses - but for some reason my hair prefers lime juice to ACV.
    also it seems to prefer soap bases washes to other washes - but only if i use cold water.
    my hair loves cold water!
    i have noticed that my slightly wavy hair is much wavier when i use poo bars and a very weak - 1 teaspoon/quart water ACV rinse and then rinse with cold water.

    but actually my hair is still pretty wavy when i don't do the acid rinse and just rinse in cold water.

    for some reason if i use just acid rinses to try and clean my hair it seems straighter than if i use something basic to wash with. but my hair absolutely despises baking soda!!!
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