How it’s made: Kaffir Lime Essential OilJanuary 30, 2021
pH Level & Skin / Scalp Issues?February 16, 2021
A dry, itchy, flaky scalp is one of the many issues a lot of our clients have complained about before trying our No-Poo Head-to-Toe Wash. After their first time applying it, some people said their symptoms felt less severe. May also noticed all discomforts completely disappeared.
What are the main reasons for these symptoms, and how can the No-Poo Head-to-Toe Wash help? To understand the full picture, we need to dig deeper than the skin level. If you are ready, let’s first look at what people with itchy and dry scalp share in common:
1) They have sensitive allergy-prone skin and scalp.
Most people with dry and itchy skin and scalp are already dealing with some form of allergies or sensitivities. This includes things like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, ringworm, or fungal infection. These are signs of an over-reactive and compromised immune system. As a result, they are more prone to irritations and infection, especially when in contact with the chemicals in personal care products.
2) They overuse chemicals in personal care products.
According to research, the average person uses about 9 personal care products per day. This accounts for 129 unique chemicals that each of us is exposed to daily. These chemicals destroy the natural acid mantle – the first line of the body’s defense mechanism – and can be absorbed into the body. Research finds that some of these chemicals can disrupt hormonal functions and some are carcinogenic. As far as hair washing is concerned, daily hair washes with chemical products can create a vicious cycle of shampoo dependency as well.
3) They get stressed quite easily.
Stress plays a key role in immune function. When under stress, our body tends to react more readily to different kinds of external arousal. Some people may find that when under stress, they tend to have more flare-ups on the scalp and body. This is true especially for those with compromised immune systems.
The three factors above are crucial to understanding the root causes of dry and itchy scalp. Now, you may wonder how our No-Poo Head to Toe Wash can help them? Let’s see below!
It’s made with all-natural ingredients with, no added chemicals.
The secret of the No-Poo Head to Toe Wash lies in the ingredients and how it’s made. With only three organic real plant ingredients, it does not contain any synthetic chemicals. These chemicals include sulfates, Parabens, Silicone, fragrances, or preservatives which are common irritants to the skin and scalp. Avoiding them helps minimizes the body’s exposure to chemicals and the accompanying toxic build-up. Meanwhile, it also contains the natural oils from peels of Kaffir Lime and Bitter Orange. These oils add extra moisture to the skin and form a protective layer to the body. After washing your hair or body, your hair will feel smooth and silky.
2) It restores and rebalances the natural body defense mechanism.
The No-Poo Head-to-Toe Wash contains the natural essential oils in the peels of these citrus fruits. When applying, you will feel the grounding and refreshing scent from the essential oils which helps distress and works as aromatherapy. One of our clients even said that it helps relieve her migraine headaches every time she uses it!
3) It contains citrus essential oils for aromatherapy
Made only from whole fruits and leaves, our No-Poo Head-to-Toe Wash contains all the goodies found in limes, orange, and leaves, including the natural essential oils in the peels of these citrus fruits. When using it on the scalp and body, you will feel the grounding and refreshing scent from the essential oils which helps de-stress and works as aromatherapy. One of our clients even said that it helps relieve her migraine headaches every time she uses it!
4) It contains essential oils that have antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties.
Kaffir Lime essential oil is also known to be a naturally antibacterial and antifungal agent. It is also effective at reducing dandruff and soothing the scalp, calming down the itch, and has been used for hundreds of years in Thailand. Some people even say that it helps prevent hair graying as well.
5) It helps restore the pH Balance
While most soap and shampoo are alkaline (pH above 7), our No-Poo wash is acidic by nature, given the presence of lime juice. The lab-tested pH balance result of our No-Poo Wash is 5.5, which is the same as our skin and scalp! According to research, acidic hair cleansing products create less negative static electricity on the hair cuticle surface. This results in less frizz on the hair strands. Hence, your hair will not turn dry after washing with our No-Poo Wash.
These are some reasons why our No-Poo Head-to-Toe Wash is so effective for people with dry and itchy scalp and skin. If you are one of those who are looking for a change, this might be the time to give it a try and see for yourself!
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