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Subject: Shampoo and pH for Horses & Cattle

Date: Fri Nov 3 11:24:54 2006
Posted by Cody
Grade level: 10-12 School: GCHS
City: Grove City State/Province: OH Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1162578294.Ch

In researching pH on shampoo for washing horses & cattle I have gotten a lot 
of information and it leans toward pH on the acidic side is best (5.5-6.5). I 
have read many post in the archives saying that if the shampoo is on the 
alkaline side it will dry the hair folicle out. My question is, at our home 
the shampoo we have been using on our horses for over 2 years is a biobased 
shampoo and the pH is about 9.2. It does a great job and leaves the hair 
clean, soft and healty and we wash them about 4-5 times a week. Is there an 
explanation as to why this is not drying out the hair. It's great stuff and we 
have never had the least bit of problem with this being on the alkaline side.
Thank you

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