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What the pHeck?

What the pHeck?

This is a short article about Skin, Scalp & Hair pH.

pH is simply the potential for hydrogen and is a measure of how acid or alkali a substance is.

pH is defined on a scale between 0 and 14. Anything between 0 and 6.9 is acidic, 7 is neutral, and anything between 7.1 and 14 is alkaline.

Human skin has a normal range of between 4 and 6.5 whilst Human hair and scalp oil, sebum, has a pH balance of between 4.5 and 5.5. This natural acidity wards off harmful fungi and bacteria on the skin, hair and scalp, and keeps the cuticle layer of the hair closed and healthy.

The hair shaft is comprised of three layers: the cuticle, cortex, and medulla.

The cuticle is the hair’s outer most layer which has shingle or scale like cells that overlap. These cells work defensively to prevent damage to the hair’s inner structure and to control water content of hair. The shingle like cells of the cuticle layer point toward the ends of the hair and are raised after washing. Effective conditioning is very important to restore the natural pH of the scalp and hair as all detergents (Soaps & Shampoos) are alkaline. We recommend using our natural Aloe Vera Hair & Scalp Serum immediately after washing your hair. A small amount is massaged into the scalp & damp hair, working from the roots to tip. You can rinse out after 5 minutes, or just leave it in and style your hair as normal. Our serum leaves the hair feeling smooth and healthy.

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And the winner is …….

The Golden Ticket has been drawn…… The winning Number is 212 – Congratulations Kathy!
We will email you shortly with a voucher for £50 to spend on our website, or at an event we are attending.

All that remains to be done is to wish you a Happy New Year – Thanks for joining in the fun!

Team Soap Shack x

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Stay Tuned

Both the office and workshop have been busy of late. As you are here reading this, safe to say you already know some of what we have been up to in the office, building this website for a start! It’s been fun but nowhere near as much fun as the workshop shenanigans.

Of course we have been busy with our lovely Hair, There & Everywhere bars and in response to suggestions from our customers we have developed some new ideas too.

We’ll be announcing the new arrivals in another post soon, so stay tuned!

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Have a great day!

Team Soap Shack x

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Hello world!

We have launched our website today!

This past year or so has been amazing, we have thoroughly enjoyed travelling around the country attending events and meeting our lovely customers face to face, and we are delighted to be receiving so many re-orders.

With that in mind we felt it was time to launch our online shop.

We will be adding items daily for the next week or two so don’t be a stranger!