It never occurred to me that the pH of the shampoo I use can greatly impact my hair, until I read this article. The article says:
Alkaline pH may increase the negative electrical charge of the hair fiber surface and, therefore, increase friction between the fibers. This may lead to cuticle damage and fiber breakage. It is a reality and not a myth that lower pH of shampoos may cause less frizzing for generating less negative static electricity on the fiber surface. Interestingly, only 38% of the popular brand shampoos against 75% of the salons shampoos presented a pH ≤ 5.0.
Maybe this is the reason I have dry hair that tangles easily? I decided to test this theory out. I searched online for low pH shampoo and Davines shampoo and conditioner is supposed to have the lowest pH, so I got myself a set to try.
Davines shampoos and conditioners all have very cute names. The shampoo I bought is called Nounou and the conditioner is called Momo.
The shampoo contains tomato extract while the conditioner contains melon extract, but I couldn’t smell either.
This is shampoo and conditioner to nourish highly processed and brittle hair. It is thicker than any other shampoo and conditioner I have used. The shampoo has a honey-consistency while the conditioner is thick like jam (it reminds me of kaya with greenish color).
I have to say, it is really good. My hair feels much smoother and tangles much less after I started using this shampoo and conditioner.
The only downside is the price, it is probably the most expensive shampoo and conditioner I have used so far. 250ml of the Davines shampoo and conditioner costs around S$33 each and that only lasts at most 2 months.
Besides Nounou and Momo, there are many other shampoos and conditioners for different types of hair. You can check them out here.