Start your natural journey with a balancing act.
Surfactants are the cleaning chemicals used in shampoo. They often over-clean and strip away the sebum – your scalps' natural protective lubricant. Your scalp panic and respond by overproducing oil or by totally drying out – especially if you have textured hair. So you use a conditioner. (A product solemly invented to lessen the drying out effect of shampoos). The conditioner creates a scalp build-up where harmful bacteria can grow. The scalp starts to itch and flake, and you feel the urge to wash again. This perfect vicious unbalanced cycle is great for shampoo companies but horrible for you, your hair and your scalp.
Dakmatter is the new generation of hair care. The products never strip the scalp of its oils and are, by default, prebiotic. Prebiotics are essentially foods consumed by probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria inside and on the body that keep us balanced and healthy inside and out.
If you are just transitioning off conventional shampoos and non-organic hair products, you must realise that your scalp will need to "re-learn" how to produce the right amount of sebum. This is called rebalancing.
Rebalancing is not a quick fix – it's a SLOW FIX aimed to last the rest of your life.
So it might take a few weeks to a couple of months for your hair and scalp to fully get back into shape. Don't give up! Our formulas are scientifically tailored to shorten the rebalancing time and give your scalp all the necessary tools to heal and self-regulate as quickly as possible. Depending on your challange – often you may feel a positve change directly after the first use.
One of the most important parts of rebalancing – especially wearing a curly scalp, is not creating a "scalp desert" again. The easiest way to avoid this is to go easy on the washing (if you don't have a particular medical problem telling you otherwise). The faster you learn this, the faster your hair and scalp will start healing and learn how to rebalance.
Overall, keep your hair and scalp care natural. It might not foam, spread and slip the way you're used to. But soon, you wouldn't have it any other way.
Remember - something pretty fantastic is coming your way.
By default, the majority of our products contain organic certified prebiotic, antioxidative and exfoliating Red Willow Bark Extract, a phyto-medicinal super plant which contains salicin - the natural form of salicylic acid. It is known for its powerful exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as high concentrations of tannins, flavonoids, phenolic acids and minerals that help calm the scalp and aid in cell regeneration.
If you are allergic to aspirin, follow your health care provider’s advice about using skin/scalp/haircare products with Red willow bark.
SLIP WASH is a ultra-mild but very efficient soft cleanser with strong moisturizing and hydrating properties. Contain prebiotic, antioxidative and exfoliating Red Willow Bark Extract, a photo-medicinal plant known for its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
We added a natural creamy humectant foam and a strong ”conditioning slip effect” for those dry and fragile kinks and coils to be handled and detangled while restoring and self-balancing the scalps microbiota. No need for conditioners as this formula clean and condition at the same time. For all hair types.
HOW TO: Pump the Slip Wash into your palm. It is highly concentrated so a little goes along way. Massage into wet scalp. Make sure to massage "between" shafts without rubbing or using your nails. It should take about 2-3 minutes to do the entire scalp. Leave in for 10 minutes or follow your health practitioner's or scalp expert's advice. Comb if possible. Rinse. Dry gently.
Dreads: Leave to soak for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Repeat if necessary.
The HYDRO MASKS are intense prebiotic deep conditioners scientifically formulated to moisturise curls while helping to restore scalp integrity of severely dry and flaky scalp conditions. The Hydro Masks contain prebiotic, antioxidative and exfoliating Red Willow Bark Extract, a photo-medicinal plant which contains salicin - the natural form of salicylic acid. It is known for its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The Hydro Masks also contain high quantities of moisturizing and water retaining actives like Sodium PCA and Trehalose. We also added cold-pressed nutritional-rich oils with different molecular weights for different degrees of hair and scalp penetration, like for example Cupuaçu and Babassu Oil. The Cupuaçu Oil has an unparalleled ability to hold moisture and regain shine to even the driest curls.
PICK YOUR HYDROMASK:
Light – Hair type 2B-3B
Riche – Hair type 3B-4C
Pro (Neutral. Protection & Balance)
Sebo (Dry or greasy dandruff)
HOW TO: Spread the Hydro Mask even from top to end in wet hair. Detangle. The formulas are highly concentrated. A little goes a long way, so be sure to add the right amount of water to increase slip and spreadability. Wait for 20 minutes or leave overnight. Rinse in warm water. Comb if possible. Tip: If your hair is dry and needs extra protection, rinse in cold water. Dry gently.
The term “cosmeceutical” was introduced by dermatologist Dr Albert Kligman in 1984. It is derived from a combination of the words cosmetic and pharmaceutical. Cosmeceuticals are, in other words, products believed to have both cosmetic and pharmaceutical (medical) effects.
Approximately 25% of all prescribed pharmaceutical drugs originate from plants. With the help of modern biotech, it is possible to contract stable forms of the most potent actives from these and other favourable medicinal plants. The actives are then combined with other beneficial ingredients to become Dakmatters functional, contemporary cosmeceuticals for modern people of all ethnicities.
HOW TO: Each active ingredient is unique and often multi-beneficial.
Please read the label of your product to receive specific user guidance and/or consult with your health practitioner or scalp expert.
The skin is the body's largest organ. It is layered with a phenomenal barrier system to protect you from danger inside and out. We weaken, dry, and destroy this fragile wall through harsh detergents and overwashing.
Dakmatter's exclusive series of prebiotic Hydro Lotions carry some of the most efficient oils, water-retaining, cell-generating natural actives and molecules ever found. Hydro Lotion will help you to hold moisture and self-balance your skin's fragile barrier and rejuvenate even the most compromised skin.