salt waterThe beach makes everything better: sun kissed skin, beautiful smiles, sand and surf, bikinis, and beach hair screaming volume and texture. Most believe that salt water is good for our hair, but you may want to rethink this, hair type is a big factor.

Salt water is full of sodium chloride, you know, the stuff you shake on your French fries. Salt has been used for hundreds of years as an exfoliate for the skin, and many of the modern day exfoliates contain salt. It removes dead skin cells and dirt leaving our skin soft and smooth and doesn’t strip it of our natural oils.

However, what about your hair? Are there any advantages to swimming in the ocean every day? Absolutely, particularly if you have an overly oily scalp. Salt water can actually help rid your scalp of dandruff.

When you have an oily scalp, or suffer from dandruff, you could benefit from hair products that contain salt, which includes a salt scrub, that will promote healthy hair.

The hair type that doesn’t benefit from salt water is dry hair. When your hair is dry or damaged, salt products used on a regular basis or continuously swimming in salt water will most likely make it drier. This is due to the fact that as your hair dries, the water is evaporated and the salt is left behind in higher amounts. In conjunction with the sun, you get drier, extra broken hair.

However, this does not mean you should not go swimming in the ocean when you have dry hair. You can take some preventative measures, which include using a leave-in conditioner before hitting the ocean, the use of sunscreen for hair (mainly the ends), rinsing the salt water from your hair immediately after swimming, and when you get home recondition your hair right away.

No matter the cause, if you have damaged hair it can lead to hair loss. If you’re suffering from thinning hair or hair loss we can help. At Transitions hair replacement centers and clinics, we offer all proven hair replacement and hair restoration solutions for men, women and children. To find a location near you click here.




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