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The benefits of sea salt for the scalp

1 April 2019
Par ZO

You've probably already noticed, but when you go swimming at the beach, your hair gets surprisingly curly naturally and your scalp dries out.
This is partly due to the salt in the water. That's why sea salt is commonly used in beauty products, to give your hair a wave of freshness while boosting your scalp.
Find out more about the benefits of sea salt in this article and learn how to make your own hair care.

 

Salt absorbs oil and sweat from your scalp

One of the benefits of sea salt is that it absorbs excess oil and sebum from the surface of your scalp. In the summer, you may sweat from your scalp, giving your hair an unwanted greasy look. By applying sea salt to your head, you can effectively combat this unpleasant effect and leave your scalp fresh and purified.


Sea salt used to fight dandruff

Tired of dandruff falling from your scalp? Rub a little sea salt in to remove flakes or dandruff. Please note that salt does not get rid of dandruff for good, it only helps to make your scalp easier to clean. To get rid of dandruff, it is recommended to use a suitable shampoo.


Sea salt is ideal for oily hair

Like a dry shampoo, sea salt removes residue and sweat from your hair or scalp without wetting your head. In this way, it helps controlling the excessive production of sebum, which is responsible for oily hair.

Also, if your scalp tends to get oily quickly, sea salt is ideal as it absorbs excess oil from your scalp.


Sea salt stimulates hair growth

By acting on the scalp, sea salt also activates the growth of your hair and strengthens your roots. Thus protected, your hair is shinier and stronger than ever. It is also less prone to breakage and split ends.

 

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How to use it?

If you are using sea salt for its anti-dandruff properties, simply apply a handful of sea salt directly to the scalp. Then massage your scalp with your fingers in a circular motion, after which you can proceed with your usual shampoo.


To stimulate root growth, you can add a few pinches of sea salt to your hair mask after shampooing. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse. If you have oily hair and want to take advantage of the benefits of sea salt, add 3 tablespoons of salt to your shampoo and simply wash your hair as usual.


Sea salt has many virtues, including exfoliating and detoxifying the scalp. Its purifying action allows you, in addition to recovering healthy hair, to limit the proliferation of fungi and bacteria. So, don't hesitate any longer and do your own hair care with sea salt at home.