rabbee: well i think you mean, a lower ph. less than 7 is acidic, and greater than 7 is basic. and potassium and sodium chlorides, are very slightly acidic. and distilled water, does not always have a ph of exactly neutral 7ph. since water can take on, a hydroxide HOH or acidic H2O form.<quoted text>
I made a boo boo. I meant to say the KCL sample had a HIGHER pH.(AEC greater than the CEC (cat ion exchange capacity).
I have another question - this one more open (I dotn know the answer to)
Why is it my hair turns to straw when I swim in a chlorinated pool? Do the special swimmers shampoos actually work? They claim to acidify and most of them have sulfur.
and adding chlorine, hypochlorite, or chloramine to water makes he water more acidic. so if you have ever used a carbolic acid soap, you tend to get the same effect. so i do not know, if adding more acid is a wise idea. one would think, you would use a mild hydroxide soap and slight alkaline conditioner to counteract it. and then to replace the oil in the hair, so that the barbs on hair lays back down and does not act like velcro. and hydroxide and oils lubricates, and acids don't lubricate at all. as you might say that acids, are the opposite of lubrication. and result in a rougher texture, to the hair. and i would avoid sulfites, on the hair.