Did you know that our hair fibers are found in the scalp? It is covered by a richly vascularized tissue that, besides being responsible for generating the hair strands, also serves as a physical and thermal protection barrier for the region.
Our scalp constantly renews its cells through a process called flaking, which when in excess can be called dandruff.
Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea, happens when there is excess oiliness on the scalp, which facilitates the development of microorganisms, especially fungi. This excess oiliness can be caused by several factors, such as:
- Wash your hair with very hot water;
- Using any type of shampoo;
- Applying conditioner to the scalp;
- Frequent use of head accessories such as caps, hats, and headgear;
- Excessive use of chemical products in the hair such as formaldehyde and sulfates;
- Food with high saturated fats;
- Infrequent hair washing.
It's essential to care about your scalp to have a healthy hair
Solid shampoo has the same function as liquid shampoo: it removes dirt and excessive grease from the scalp and hair fibers, but without using water for its composition.
ADVANTAGES OF SOLID SHAMPOO:
Economy: Due to the concentrated composition, usually the bar shampoos last longer than the liquid versions. Depending on the size of the hair and the washing frequency, they can last two to three months, if stored correctly.
Practicality: Much easier to transport, these shampoos do not cause accidents by leakage from the packaging. In addition, because they are in bar form, they are multifunctional products. In most cases, they can be used as soap.
Gentleness: A more delicate formula for the hair and scalp.
Sustainability: While liquid shampoos can contain up to 80% water, bar products do not contain water in their composition. They are composed only of a concentrated mixture of their ingredients, which makes them more stable than liquid formulations. Because of this stability, they do not require the use of plastic packaging, and are generally packed in paper.
In addition, they are significantly smaller in size and weight, which leads to a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions during the transportation of these products, because with the reduced volume more products are transported in each trip, reducing the number of trips required.
And why should I replace sulfates?
Sulfates are powerful cleaning agents, even used in dishwashing products, because they remove all grease and oil. Because of their excellent cleaning and foaming properties, some sulfates are used in shampoos.
What many people don't know is that these substances are extremely aggressive, not only to the environment, but also to the consumer. When sulfate-based products go down the drain, they contaminate the water and intoxicate marine animals. Furthermore, they can develop allergies in the consumer's skin, mouth and eyes.
SIMPLE ORGANIC & SOLID SHAMPOOS:
In a new hairline, thinking of you, your hair, and the environment, we have developed formulas with high performance activities, such as Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, Zinc and Probiotics. Ideal for you to make the transition to a more natural and sustainable routine.
In the formulation:
SURFACTANT - Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI):
Surfactants are foam-forming substances, which remove dirt and excessive grease from hair. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI), used in Simple Organic's Solid Shampoos, is a biodegradable, non-irritating anionic surfactant that has excellent cleansing, foaming, and moisturizing properties for hair care products. Derived from coconut oil, it is known to be very gentle on the scalp and is often called "baby foam". It is an excellent sulfate-free alternative.
Hair has an acid pH of 3.7, and the closer the pH of the hair is to this value, the more neutral the electrical charges are, and the less frizz is generated. In other words, shampoos that have a pH value above 5.5 generate energization of the hair, potentiating the effect of friction and frizz, reducing the hair modeling ability. Our Simple Organic Solid Shampoo has a pH range between 4 - 5.
Hair types differ by hair texture, and each type requires different care, so knowing your texture type is indispensable for maintaining strong, silky, shiny hair. Learn about the following hair types:
Straight hair: does not have waves, and is usually oilier than the others, with little or no frizz.
Wavy hair: presents S-shaped curls and some amount of frizz. It has a good amount of natural oiliness.
Soft curl: presents well-defined curls in a "spring" shape, has less natural oiliness with a drier strand. They have little oil that has difficulty reaching the tip of the curls.
Curly hair: presents very small curls in the format of tiny coil springs, the natural oiliness does not reach the tips of the hair, requiring much hydration.
To maintain healthy hair, it is important to use a shampoo and conditioner specific for your hair type. In addition, you should use warm or cold water to wash your hair, because hot water makes it porous and brittle, and damages the scalp.
The frequency of washing is also important: while oily hair can be washed more often, but not always, dry hair should have more time between washes, up to three days at most.
When untangling, wooden brushes are the most recommended, for not producing electricity between the strands and not generating frizz. And when drying the hair, the ideal is to avoid hot air, or use cold air at the end of the process.