Ingredient Spotlight: Citric Acid

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What is Citric Acid ?

Citric Acid is an organic acid. Commonly used as a pH adjuster and a natural preservative in hair care products.

What does it do for the hair?

Citric Acid is known to adjust the pH level in most shampoo's and conditioner's down to a pH level of 4.5-5.5. By having a slightly acidic shampoo and/or conditioner with a pH level of 4.5-5.5, you will notice that your hair cuticles will lay flat making the hair look/feel smooth, shiny and sleek.

Which products contain this Ingredient?

1. Elasta QP H-Two Leave-in
2. Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo
3. KeraCare Humecto Conditioner
4. Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Conditioner
5. Nexxus Humectress Conditioner


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  1. You always have great info! I have the h-two leave in and i love it! I caved and bought the HE LTR leave in and so far so good!

  2. i personally love the herbal essences long term relationship condition and leave in!

  3. Please try Mixed Chicks deep conditioner. It is a great detangler/moisturizer

  4. Luv how you're keeping the people informed on what's going into their hair. That's a hot concept. Keep it comin!

  5. Thank you ladies for your input!! Thanks for the product recommendation Product Freak :-)