Shampoo bars n Ph

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  1. Jun 9, 2018 #1

    isha

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    We know that the hair ph is around 4.5.. Tyoically acidic in nature and hence want out products also to be acidic to avoid dryness and splitends.. And other harm it cab do.

    Though the ph of soap cannot be made below 7. Using acv we can neutralize it to ph 7

    Still alot of ppl using shampoo bars claim to have better hair. Softer. Hair fall reduction and swear not to go to commerical shampos again..

    My question is. Thought having a neutral ph. Y does it work on our hair. Wud love to hear the inputs from chemistry point of new.
     
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    No, soap cannot be neutralized to a pH of 7, whether you're talking about liquid soap or bar soap or cream soap or whatever soap. If it's made by saponifying fats with lye (KOH, NaOH, etc.), the pH will be somewhere between 9 and 11, give or take.

    You have already posted a similar question recently. Do you expect someone will magically give you the answer you want?
     
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    Hello,
    Not expecting any magical answer. Just might be a duplicate post. Got posted due to app freezing all that time.

    Understood ur reply to the query thanks
     

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