Citric Acid for your Hair - 🌸 INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHT 🌸
🍋 WHAT IS CITRIC ACID? 🍋
Citrus Acid is an organic acid which is found in all citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, limes, grapes, tomatoes, papayas, kiwis etc. which gives them the sour and tart taste. It is a colorless and odorless chemical compound which is found in almost all citrus fruits. Unlike other organic acids, Citric Acid is weakly acidic in nature with its pH level ranging between 3 and 6. Because of its acidic nature, Citric Acid is used as a food additive and as a preservative. Citric Acid is also used in many cosmetic products such as under-eye creams, serums, lip balms, moisturizing creams, soaps, hair sprays, deodorants. Medicinally, Citric Acid is used in nasal sprays, skin ointments etc.
Citric Acid which is also known as Salt Acid is commonly found in all citrus fruits and vegetables and is also found in our body in the form of body fluid. This organic acid which is found in fruits is loaded with beauty benefits that help to make your hair soft, silky and glossy. This white crystalline powder is equally effective as compared to any other professional hair care products and has proved to be an incredible hair care ingredient.
THE BENEFITS OF CITRIC ACID FOR HAIR
✔️ Stimulates Hair Follicles
It is known to stimulate the hair follicles by improving blood circulation in the scalp. This powder has a warming action of the scalp and thus after application, due to the effect of heat, blood circulation is increased in the scalp, which in turn nourishes your hair follicles and stimulates it, thereby promoting the growth of hair.
✔️ Improves Scalp Condition
It is also used as an exfoliator in many hair care products. It helps to remove the dead skin cells which clog the pores and promotes a healthy scalp. A healthy scalp promotes the growth of shiny beautiful hair.
✔️ Provides Relief from Itchy Scalp
Human hair and scalp are slightly acidic in nature and most of the hair care products are alkaline or neutral in nature. When the alkalinity increases, it damages your scalp and your hair, promoting various hair care issues. Acidic water rinse which has Citric Acid diluted with water proves to be beneficial for maintaining the acidity of your scalp and hair.
✔️ Exhibits Antioxidant Property
Exhibits antioxidant properties due to which it is very effective in strengthening your hair follicles, thereby preventing breakage and thinning of hair.
✔️ Makes your Hair Glossy
It is known to remove the buildup or debris from your hair and makes your hair shiny. The esters formed from Citric Acid create a thin protective coating over the surface of your strands which prevents the loss of moisture from the strands making it look glossy and hydrated.
✔️ Helps in Hair Lightening
It acts as a natural bleaching or oxidizing agent and when exposed to sun, it speeds up the bleaching process. The hair lightening effect is more evident in blonde and light brown hair. It works by chemically reducing the melanin pigment.
✔️ Balances the PH Level of your Scalp
It is known to balance the pH level of your scalp as the hair care products make it more alkaline. Thus, Citric Acid is used in many hair care products to reduce the pH of the hair care products and helps to make your scalp acidic, thereby regulating the pH of your scalp and improving your scalp condition.
✔️ Removes Excess of Oil
It is known to remove an excess of oil or sebum from the scalp, helps to reduce the buildup on scalp and hair, thereby promoting a healthy scalp and beautiful hair.
Because of these beneficial properties, Citric Acid is extensively used in many hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, scalp masks, leave-in conditioners, mousses and hair sprays which makes your hair relatively soft, smooth and shiny.
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