Having fine, natural coils definitely has its benefits: faster drying, easier washing, fewer tangles. We get all the benefits of denser, thicker hair textures with half the products! That being said, these gorgeous curls love a bit of babying, especially when it comes to maintaining that tricky pH balance.
Each strand of fine, natural hair is thin and more susceptible to damage. The open cuticle of curly hair is also more sensitive to damage from pH imbalance, making Type 3c and Type 4 natural coils a tricky combination to manage! With pH-balanced hair products, you can enjoy better protection and softer, healthier curls.
Fine natural hair is a beauty, and one worth protecting! In this article, we’ll be discussing more about what pH-balanced products mean for you and your fine and coily strands.
What is pH?
pH, an acronym for “potential hydrogen,” is a scale used to measure a substance’s acidity. Numbers lower in pH are considered more “acidic;” higher numbers are more “alkaline.”
Let’s look at this pH scale:
- 0 – Battery acid
- 1.0 – Hydrochloric acid/stomach lining
- 2.0 – Lemon juice, lime juice, vinegar, gastric acid
- 3.0 – Grapefruit juice, orange juice, colas, kiwi fruit
- 4.0 – Tomato juice, acid rain, beer
- 5.0 – Soft drinking water, black coffee, brown sugar, molasses, yogurt, banana
- 6.0 – Urine, saliva, milk, salt, well water
- 7.0 – Blood
- 8.0 – Seawater, eggs
- 9.0 – Baking soda, toothpaste borax
- 10.0 – Milk of magnesia
- 11.0 – Ammonia Solution
- 12.0 – Soapy water
- 13.0 – Bleach, oven cleaner
- 14.0- Liquid drain cleaner, hair relaxer
As you can see, “acidic” doesn’t always mean that a product is any less natural or more damaging. Bleach, which can be incredibly harmful and dangerous, is actually far more alkaline!
Chances are, you’ve probably only heard pH used to discuss things like pool water or soil quality, but pH balance is an essential part of your bodily health. That includes your hair!
pH Balance and Fine Natural Coils
If you’ve heard people discussing the benefits of an alkaline diet, that’s for good reason. However, that’s because your body is naturally alkaline. Your hair, in contrast, is naturally slightly acidic. By using products that are slightly acidic, you can protect your hair’s delicate balance.
In its most natural state, your hair has a slightly acidic pH of 4.5 or 5.5. Chemicals in styling products and dyes tend to fall on the alkaline side of the pH scale, and when they’re absorbed, they can disrupt your hair’s health, leading to breakages, frizz, and irreparable damage.
Whether you’ve heard of this phenomenon or not, your hair’s pH is highly sensitive to change. Even natural factors like UV rays, air pollution, and humidity can disrupt your hair’s balance, leading to frizz and damage. Luckily, with the right products, you can protect your fine natural coils.
The van + veronica™ Haircare for Fine Coils System is designed with your needs specifically in mind. Our products are pH balanced, lightweight, silicone and sulfate-free, non-greasy, and made cruelty-free so that you can enjoy your gorgeous curls without any guilt!
Benefits of pH Balancing Products:
Your hair is your crowning beauty, and we all owe that a little extra love. By investing in pH balancing products, you’re taking steps to protect and treat your fine, delicate coils.
Studies have shown that lower pH-balanced shampoos and styling products increase hair friction and lead to more significant breakage. Despite this fact, only 38% of popular shampoo brands maintain what scientists say is the healthiest pH balance for hair!
The van + veronica sulfate- free Shampoo is pH-balanced specifically with your delicate hair type in mind. This moisturizing product cleanses hair gently, giving it the reset it needs without damaging your fine curls.
Your fine hair is already in a somewhat vulnerable position; treat it kindly with hair products guaranteed to keep it healthy and damage-free!
Protects from Fungi
Gross, I know, but it’s got to be said.
When hair isn’t properly pH balanced, the cuticles remain open, leaving hair vulnerable to the growth of bacteria and fungi. By using products that protect your hair’s mild acidity, you lock in moisture and lock out bacteria!
Our van + veronica Conditioner is made with natural, healthy ingredients to keep our products fresh, while the pH-balanced formula protects your curls from fungi. If you’re looking for a lightweight conditioner to moisturize and repair dry, damaged curls, look no further!
An important step in avoiding frizz is blocking out humidity with pH-balanced products that help your coils withstand the elements.
For pH-balanced moisture, we suggest turning to our non-greasy Leave In, followed by the van + veronica Styler. Our Leave-In is powerful enough to seal cuticles and lock in moisture, without weighing down fine, natural coils. Following this step with our styler shines and defines your gorgeous strands, and seals your cuticles to keep your fine coils and curls humidity resistant!
When locking in moisture, you’re protecting your hair’s elasticity. Elasticity, refers to how much your hair can stretch while still returning to its original state, and represents your hair’s overall strength. Elastic hair is strong, defined, and durable even through styling and shaping.
There’s no point preaching to the choir. If you’ve got fine coily hair, you know how important it is to keep your curls strong and bouncy!
van + veronica pH balanced haircare system
It’s true: of all the hair types and textures, fine, natural Type 3c and Type 4 strands are likely the most delicate. They’ve also got the benefit of a beautiful shape, less weight, and when healthy, an amazingly soft-to-the-touch feel! By choosing van + veronica’s haircare system to maintain your fine hair’s delicate pH balance, you can keep your hair strong, voluptuous, and frizz-free.
Your fine coily hair does so much for you. Give back by treating your coils to van + veronica pH-balanced products for fine natural hair!