Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Our scalp naturally produces sebum. This sebum allows our scalp and hair to cleanse itself and stay hydrated. This is one of the reasons why it is very important to use only natural products for your hair. This means that the products you use consist of 100% natural ingredients. These ingredients support the natural process of your hair and scalp, which will keep your hair clean for a longer period of time after washing and make it more manageable.
Products containing chemicals, such as sulfates or parabens, cause excessive sebum production. It interrupts the natural cleansing process. In this blog we explain how this process works and why it is better to use natural ingredients.
As mentioned before, our scalp produces sebum that keep them hydrated. But what is sebum and how does it work? Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands. These glands are found on your scalp and have the function of moisturizing your hair. These sebaceous glands are not only found on your scalp, but also on other parts of your body, for the same reason.
In addition to moisturizing, the most important purpose of sebum is to ensure that you do not get infections. However, if your scalp produces too much sebum, you will soon notice this due to greasy hair. Nobody likes greasy hair, it doesn't look nice and feel nice. What can you do to stimulate the production of sebum but not over stimulate it?
Non-natural ingredients disrupt the natural process
Then we come back to the natural ingredients. The use of non-natural shampoo, conditioner, and other hair care products disrupts the production of sebum. Every time you wash your hair with a shampoo that contains chemical products, you send a kind of signal to the sebaceous glands that it must produce more sebum. The same goes when you wash your hair too often, your hair will produce too much sebum and you will suffer from greasy hair much faster than if you wash it less often. Because those chemical ingredients disrupt the process, the sebaceous glands no longer know how much sebum needs to be produced.
Natural shampoo and conditioner provide more manageable hair
Loval products contain only natural ingredients that support the sebaceous glands in the process. For example, if you wash your hair when it is actually not really dirty, you will notice that our shampoos produce much less foam. Unlike when you wash your hair when it is actually dirty. The sebaceous glands know better when your scalp and skin is still sufficiently hydrated and when more sebum needs to be produced. The natural ingredients support this process and this will ensure that your hair becomes more manageable and regains its natural shine. In addition, you have to wash your hair much less often, because it is well hydrated. If you're just switching from a non-natural shampoo to a 100% natural shampoo, give this process some time to get used to. It won't be completely different after 1 wash. Your scalp and hair will take some getting used to and after a few weeks you will notice a difference.