Wednesday, December 19, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Chelating Shampoo

A chelating shampoo energizes your scalp and flicks your hair back into life. The ingredient EDTA is what does the work. It is a colorless water-soluble solid that dissolves limescale and ions. Your list of ingredients will include EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid) in the name; Tetrasodium EDTA or Disodium EDTA. EDTA is a chemical that binds and holds on to (chelates) minerals and metals such as chromium, iron, lead, mercury, copper, aluminum, nickel, zinc, calcium, cobalt, manganese, and magnesium.

A chelating shampoo works just like an exfoliating face wash. It does more heavy lifting than your regular shampoo.  A chelating based shampoo deploys active molecules called chelating agents. These agents grab on to minerals, dirt particles, and left over shampoos to make a new ring structure. They form a cage around the nasty stuff, withdrawing gunk, slime, minerals, and residues that build up in your hair from all the things that like to stick to or damage your hair and scalp, including:
  • Hard water showers
  • Minerals-heavy well water
  • Chemical services
  • Copper residues from water pipes
  • Daily gels, hair sprays
  • Skin shedding
  • Color depositing shampoos
  • Oral medications
Take a close look at your scalp, you may see these residues.  They don’t only coat your scalp. They also form an invisible sticky layer around your hair strands.  And to make it worse, the stickiness attracts dust and dirt like a magnet.  It makes your hair more greasy and your scalp itchy and flaky.  Want proof ?  Your hair brush can definitely tell a tale or two. Besides looking like a graveyard for your shedding hair, you’ll also find dust and yellowish blobs that come from your hair.

Washing your hair twice a month with a good chelating shampoo will get rid of dust, residues from sprays, gels and other stuff you put in your hair, along with mineral residues from hard water. The 
results:  
  • Easier glide through knots
  • No crunchy hard water hair.
  • Your conditioner will work much better.
  • Flat ironing your hair will be faster - improves glide without all the gunk!
  • Hair appears fuller - the volume is because of less weight on hair.

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of this type of product, but now I want one bad-- if only for the potential added volume! Thanks.

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