We’re cleaner than ever, have more products than ever, yet a growing number of us have sensitivities, allergies, and scalp issues. Why?
The use of conventional shampoo's over cleanse our hair and scalp and have an antibacterial approach- killing everything! In particular killing our delicate Scalp Microbiome which is responsible for keeping our scalp healthy.
Why haven’t I heard of this before?
The term “Microbiome” is not exactly new, however its recent popularity in personal care products is, and for good reason! Did you know that we are comprised of more bacteria than we are human cells- and yes that’s a fact!
Why is the scalp microbiome so important?
Your microbiome is fundamental to the integrity and health of your skin, including the skin on your scalp.
When your scalps natural microbiome is compromised due to an imbalance of “good and bad” bacteria, conditions such as hair thinning, scalp dryness and dandruff can occur.
Though not all bacteria is bad. The beneficial type of bacteria on your scalp is essential, it helps to produce sebum which helps keep your scalp moisturised, reduces inflammation and irritation.
So what’s the problem?
The problem there lies when this delicate balance of ‘good and bad bacteria’ is thrown askew. This can result from over washing your hair (yes too much of a good thing can be bad) and using hair care products containing chemicals, silicons, preservatives and synthetic fragrances are not doing your hair any favours.
Yes these products may smell nice and make your hair ‘feel’ good- but at a cost. These chemically synthesised ingredients strip your hair and scalp of its natural ‘good bacteria’ and coats it in silicones and plastics. These silicons make your hair ‘feel soft’ and "healthy" but in actual fact its coating on your hair in plastic!. Think your ‘shiny’ hair is pretty now?
By over washing and stripping this bacteria away day after day, your scalps natural defence system is impeded. This means it can no longer balance your scalps delicate pH (how acidic your skin is) OR protect it from foreign bacteria (i.e the bacteria that causes dandruff).
So you see, we are beginning to see a pattern:
- Dry, itchy scalp
- Washing with conventional shampoos
- Striping away your delicate microbiome
- Resulting in- yep you got it- more dry, itchy scalp.
So what can you do about it?
Using a natural plant based formula containing prebiotics wont strip away this bacteria leaving you with nothing but clean, healthy, beautiful hair. It’s really that simple. Prebiotics feed and nourish the good bacteria and allow it to florish.
OMIT products are made with premium quality, natural essential oils and a clinically trialled prebiotic ingredients which is designed to protect, nourish and gently cleanse your hair caring for your scalp microbiome.
Happy Microbiome = Happy Hair