A little while back I had the privilege of taking over Gabbinbar Homestead's Instagram live to talk all things hair care and wedding hair preparation. I had lots of great questions and discussed a little bit of the science behind what professional hair care does!
1. The Why of professional hair care
The ingredients in professional hair care are a higher quality to give hair greater shine with higher concentrations of ingredients such as moisture and protein and usually have less water content so not diluted down.
The cuticle is the outside layer of the hair and is like fish scales. Things like shampoo and hair colour swell open these fish scales to change the colour inside the hair or to clean the hair. Conditioner, leave in conditioners and treatments close the cuticle.
The pH (measure of how acidic or alkaline) of hair is 4.5 to 5.5. Good quality products are designed to assist the hair in returning to this pH range to therefor have a smooth closer cuticle.