Probiotics For Healthy Hair
Every now and then, the skin care world gets taken over by trends and ingredients that people suddenly can’t get enough of. Probiotics belong to that category of ingredients that may raise some eyebrows. After all, slathering your body with live bacteria doesn’t exactly sound appealing. But probiotics can have amazing effects on the health of hair and it should be a part of your natural hair care routine. We are going to get technical her so bear with us.
Probiotics Accelerate Subcuticular Hair Follicle Cycling
Hair grows in cycles of several phases, called as hair follicle cycling. Applying probiotics to your scalp during the growth phase results in a robust hair growth. Research has shown, that some probiotics up-regulate this hair follicle cycling, speeding up the hair growth. [1 ]
Probiotics Add Moisture and Shine to Your Skin and Hair
When applied to the scalp, the beneficial bacteria also stimulate the increase of cells that secrete sebum. Sebum is an oily substance that keeps your skin and hair moisturised. [1 ]
Probiotics Reduce the pH of the Hair
Our hair requires an acidic pH for luster and health. The opposite, an alkaline pH increases the friction between the hair fibres by increasing the negative electrical charge of the hair surface. This may lead to cuticle damage, increased frizz and breakage of the hair. Probiotics add an acidic pH to the hair shaft, reducing the frizz, and increasing the vitality and glow. [1 ]
So how exactly do you get probiotics on to your hair if you don’t want dunk it in fermented food such as Kimchi or probiotic yogurt?
Check out Hairprint's new and improved formulas for our Conditioners, all of them contain Bamboo Ferment. [2 ]
A great way to get a dose of probiotics on your scalp.
References[1 ] Levkovich T, Poutahidis T, Smillie C, et al. Probiotic Bacteria Induce a “Glow of Health.” Kobinger GP, ed. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(1):e53867. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053867.