As mentioned in the earlier article, Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with biologically active ingredients which have medical benefits.
Cosmeceuticals for hair care contains functional ingredients designed to treat the signs of aging of the hair and scalp.
Not very long ago, bar soaps were used to clean both the hair and the body. Bar soaps have alkalies which increase their pH level. Also, in combination with hard water, soap causes soap scum which settles on your hair. Using ordinary soap bar with high pH will cause hair shaft to swell leaving them unattractive and unmanageable. Soap scum left in the hair makes them harsh and dull and can be a source of scalp irritation.
To overcome the adverse effects of bar soap on hair, liquid shampoos were developed. Development of liquid synthetic Shampoos with very low or neutral pH values revolutionized hair washing. Shampooing leaves hair soft and manageable and could be used more frequently without any adverse cosmetic results.
During frequent washing of hair, there is excessive removal of sebum. Sebum is a natural hair conditioner secreted by the oil glands present in the root of hair. Hair Conditioners were developed to compliment the shampoos to supply the hair with positive attributes of Sebum.
Apart from improper care, our hair can be damaged by mechanical and chemical trauma. Common sources of trauma to hair are excessive brushing, hot blow drying, permanent hair waving , hair straightening & hair bleaching . While environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, air pollution, wind, seawater and chlorinated water in swimming pools cause hair damage which is technically known as weathering.
Hair conditioners are synthetic sebum like substance which minimize static electricity, increase shine, and improve manageability & aid in maintaining a hairstyle. Hair Conditioners compliment the hair shampoos to recondition hair that has been damaged by chemical or mechanical trauma and maintain a healthy appearance for hair.
Use of hair conditioners after shampooing is highly recommended for all hair types. For any queries regarding hair problems or any questions regarding hair care email us or fill the form on the right to send us a query.