ph balanced products for your natural hair

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We spoke about the importance of your hair being pH balanced and staying at a slightly acidic rating (4.5-5.5). When your hair is pH balanced it will thrive in a healthy state. When the balance is off that is usually due to specific products that are either too acidic or too basic. Many of the products we use for our natural hair care (especially the DIY route) are not pH balanced therefore we must take a few extra minor steps to bring the pH of our hair back to where it is supposed to be after we have raised or lowered it.

{2 products you should never use on your natural hair}

Luckily there are many products that are formulated to bring back not only the moisture/protein balance back to your tresses but also your pH levels. Here are my top 10 recommendations for pH balanced products for your natural hair. All of these products I have tried personally at one time or another in my natural hair care regimen, and I stand behind them as great investments. Of course everything does not work for everyone, but thankfully most of these products are right within most of our product junkie budgets and we can splurge a bit to get our tresses looking right just in time for the summer.

10 pH Balanced Products For Your Natural Hair


ph balanced products for your natural hair 1. Hydratherma Protein Balance Leave In Conditioner

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Silk Amino Acids, Fragrance, Germall Plus (Paraben Free Preservative), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair 2. Mielle Organics Babassu Oil + Mint Deep Conditioner

Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, acetyl esters, Orbygnia speciosa   *(babassu) nut oil, biosaccharide gum-1, Euterpe(acai)pulp oil, sodium PCA, sodium lactate, arginine, aspartic acid, PCA, glycine, alanine, serene, valine, proline, threonine, isoleucine, histidine, phenylalanine, Orbignya speciosa kernel oil, Astrocaryum murumuru butter, Pentaclethra macroloba (pracaxi) seed oil, *Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, *Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, dehydroacetic acid, Lavandula agustifolia (lavender) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower/leaf oil Salvia officials (sage) leaf oil, *Mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil, *citrus paradise(Pink Grapefruit) peel oil, *Litsea cubeba (litsea cubeba) fruit oil, *Mentha (spearmint) leaf oil, Benzyl alcohol

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair 3. TGIN Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner

Ingredients: (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argania Spinosa (Moroccan Argan) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Honey, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Flower, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Pro Vitamin B5, Propanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Rosemary Extract, Fragrance (Parfum).

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair 4. True by Made Beautiful Nourishing Leave In Conditioner

Water (Aqua), Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Fragrance (Parfum), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Vegetable Oil (Olus Oil), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Polyquaterium 7, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Beta-Carotene

ph Balanced hair products for your natural hair5. Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner (ph level: 5.5)

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil , Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil , Hydrolyzed Keratin, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vinegar, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Niacin, Dextran, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair6. Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating Clarifying Shampoo (pH level: 6.5)

Ingredients: Infusion of Rosemary Extract, Birch Leaf Extract, Chamomile Extract, Sage Extract, St. John’s Wort Extract, Coltsfoot Extract, Yarrow Extract, Mallow Extract, Horsetail Extract, Red Clover Extract, Soy, Sodium C12-14 Olefin Sulphonate, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Trace Minerals, Dl Panthenol, Cinnamate.

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair 7. As I Am Cleansing Pudding (pH level: 4.5)

Ingredients: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol², C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol², Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glycerin¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice ¹, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Poyquaternium-10, Piroctone Olamine, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene.

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair 8. DevaCurl One Condition (pH level: 4.7)

Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Cetyl Esters, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract (and) Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Nymphaea Lotus Flower Extract, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair 9. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner (pH level: 5.3)

Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Bis-Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Orchid Mascula Flower Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Silk Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Benzyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1

ph balanced hair products for your natural hair10. Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose Conditioner (pH level: 5.5)

Ingredients: Coconut fatty acid cream base, organic aloe vera, organic shea butter, wheat germ oil, organic jojoba oil, organic rosa mosqueta rose hip seed oil; extracts of fennel, hops, balm mint, mistletoe, camomile, yarrow, chrysanthemum, angelica, forsythia and magnolia; honeysuckle oil, carrot oil, aubreys preservative (citrus seed extract, vitamins A, C and E).

Have you used any of these products on your hair? If so what were your experiences with them? Share your journey with pH balancing your hair with us below!

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6 Responses to 10 pH Balanced Products For Your Natural Hair

  1. Thank you very much! This post has helped me tremendously. Is it possible to provided an update? I would love a post on styling products that are PH balanced.

  2. Thanks for sharing this article. I’m on a really tight budget and only buy new products when they are on sale or BOGO. I did spend a lot the 1st time I decided to transition

  3. I’m a die-hard fan of the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner. It DOES contain sulfates (shampoo), but if you don’t use it weekly, as I only use it to clarify about every 4 weeks and co-wash the remaining times I wash my hair, the combination of the 2 leaves my hair well moisturized, shiny and smooth.

  4. Why is the ph of the conditioners not posted as well? One shouldn’t assume they are acidic/within the correct ph range which is between 4.5-5.5. Any shampoo that is over 5.5 is going to strip the acid mantle. “Acid balanced” is the correct term to use when referring to products being the right ph for human hair and skin. Non professional conditioners can sometimes have waxes and plastics that coat and build up on the hair causing discoloration, dullness and loss of elasticity due to being too coated to receive moisture. Go professional and you’ll also support smaller business.