Friday, December 2, 2016

Hair Detox salicylic acid and effect of ph

I was explaining how ph effects potency of beta hydroxy acids  ( salicylic acid)  the other day to someone and though id do a short explanation for you  on how  this ph stuff  effects the acid. I mean none of the SHAMPOO  people use it because they are not formulating a true product just re-bottling shampoo . Home remedy "methods" do suggest it but they dont understand the science and are just throwing random items at the hair .

Now I was mentioning to this person how salicylic acid is just ONE acid property used in Hair Razor Detox   and  how others product makers dont have a clue what they are doing . I mentioned Toxin wash as an example but any detox shampoo is the same.

My point was that Toxin wash  instructs you to use dish soap and TGEL  prior to using toxin wash ,... WHY ? why are the properties of TGEL or dawn dish soap for that matter  not in the toxin wash ?

BECAUSE THEY DONT FORMULATE their own product its just shampoo  .

Furthermore  TGEL is worthless and they should at least suggest TSAL ,  showing not only do they not formulate anything they dont even understand the science of the chemicals .

 Neutragena  TSAL is far less effective than home method touters think 

After making this point i went on to explain how even the "mac method"  home remedy type detox suggest salicylic acid and being they can only get it over the counter at 2-3% they generally use neutragena  TSAL %3 being the (supposed ) strongest product .

 You see salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid and like similar acids the PH determines the  FAV or Free available value  .

 Salicylic acid  has a  ph  of  2.8 and  begins to loose it potency  at ph of 3 and is useless by ph 4 .

Now, if you multiply the percentage of free acid by the concentration of Salicylic acid present in the bottle, you can work out how much is ready to pass through your hair.

Hair Razor  using just the salicylic acid  as one example ( other properties we wont mention actually do more)  has a % 4  value at ph 2.5  ( %90 available of the % 4 solution) and 

 Neutragena TSAL  %3  at ph of 3.5   leaves only  % 0.68  Free available  acid  so its more like  % 0.5 solution .

Layering Products and Wait Times
pH affects the acid you use and how it works. Another consideration is not to disturb an acid while it is on your skin, which can alter pH and affect its action.
Generally speaking an acid is effective for approximately 20 minutes . After that point the hair pH has risen enough to lessen the  action , and the acid is effectively neutralized. During this  time frame, the acid is working at effective levels.  so we suggest a 15 minute time frame for our applications as  it has done its job by this point .


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