Your hair is a living thing
Hair is made up of mostly proteins, which proteins
are made up of long chains of amino acids
The hair is dead material after it leaves its root
Function of Shampoo
There are different shampoo’s for certain types of
Wash the hair effectively.
Remove filth completely.
Not have any side effects or irritations to the skin
To prevent dandruff.
Potential of Hydrogen (pH)
pH is a scale measurement of the acidity and
Human hair has the pH balance between 4.5 and
The pH of shampoo usually ranges from 5 to 11.
If the pH is too acidic, it will cause the cuticle to
contract; if the pH is too basic, the cuticle will open.
Chemistry of Shampoo
There are four main ingredients in shampoos:
cleaning agents, modifying agents, pH adjuster, and
The main ingredient in shampoos is water.
The surfactant is another important ingredient in
The surfactant helps to clean the hair and strips it of
oil which is similar to what soap does.
Shampoo acts as a detergent for the hair.
Shampoo is an everyday household item that
Shampoo is a meant to remove grease and dirt of
Shampoo could cause damage to hair depending
on the pH level of the shampoo and the frequency
of use of the shampoo.
Foam actually does not do anything to hair but to
satisfy the consumers
Need to know the frequency and how often to use
shampoo depending on the hair type.
The most important ingredient needed for shampoo
There are four types: anionic, cationic, nonionic and
The basic chemistry of hair leads to the production
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