Sea salt is widely used in hair care due to its wonderful benefits. Among such products sea salt spray is extremely popular for making “beachy” hairstyle. You might notice that after swimming in the sea hair gets pretty waves after drying under the sun. Simple effect can be achieved due to sea salt – so basically, it means it is easy to get along without store bought wax and hair sprays.
Sea salt texturizing spray is easy to make at home. It has drying effect on the scalp, thereby strengthening the hair follicles. In addition to it, there is cleaning and disinfection of the head, which is especially important in case of problems with dandruff. Sea salt easily absorbs the fat compounds preventing the appearance of oily hair.
Sea salt spray is a product that helps you style your hair into that wet, messy, “beachy” look everyone loves. It gives your hair beautiful waves due to the salt component in the spray.
Nowadays it is extremely popular way to give hair natural look without additional styling tools.
Treatment of hair and scalp using sea salt. Traditional recipes advise to rub salt into the hair roots, especially good for this purpose salt, rich in iodine and other minerals. Such use of the salt works well for the following cases:
- Exfoliates dead skin layer than improving the access of oxygen to the roots of the hair.
- Stimulates hair follicles than conducive to their growth.
- Removes excess sebum, normalizes the sebaceous glands on the head.
- Prevents hair loss.
Magnesium, calcium, bromine, potassium and chloride are just a few examples of the powerful organic ingredients that make sea salt so special for your hair. No wonder it is widely used in homemade recipes of making natural hair shampoo. You can check interesting details in special post: Sea Salt Shampoo Recipe. DIY Hair Detox
Making Sea Salt Spray
You will need: 1 cup of warm water, 2 tablespoons of epsom salt (it gives the very texture), ½ teaspoon fine sea salt food, 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel, ½ teaspoon of almond oil or jojoba oil (any other vegetable oil is also recommended), essential oils of your choice for fragrance.
Pour the water in a blender and add all other ingredients, shake all ingredients until smooth. Pour the resulting mixture into a suitable bottle with spray.
NOTE: If you want your hair to become much lighter or get effect of auburn hair, add 1 teaspoon of vodka and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the resulting mixture. But be careful: such mixture can cause irritation on skin!
There is also another way to use sea salt for hair: faster hair growth can be achieved due to regular application of homemade salt scrub. You will find useful advice and tips in article: Salt Scalp Scrub for Fast Hair Growth
How to Use Sea Salt Spray?
- Apply to freshly shampooed, towel-dried hair as a base for creating your style.
- May be reapplied to dry hair to refresh and redefine the texture.
- Don’t apply sea salt spray to your roots. Sea salt spray works best on the ends and midlengths on your hair.But beforehand you can apply 2-3 drops of any hair oil just to reduce drying effect.
- Sea salt spray adds texture to your hair so is perfect for fine hair. But if you spray too much you risk weighing your fine hair down.
- If your hair is naturally curly and voluminous then you will need to use a very minimal amount of sea salt spray. If you have flat or thinning hair, then a salt spray can help you build luscious looking hair.
- Sea salt spray offers some hold so you won’t need to use any hairspray as well.
Does Sea Salt Spray Work? Yes, it does work! It is able to make your hair wavy and add some volume to them after first application.
DIY Sea Salt Spray can Damage Your Hair! Though sea salt spray can create amazing “beachy” hair style, you shouldn’t apply it on your hair too often. If you ignore this simple rule you can damage your hair. So let’s see what’s gonna happen to your hair if you use sea salt spray every day.
Is Sea Salt Good for Hair? – this question usually arise when you decide to avoid commercial hair style products and use natural ingredients on hair. To be honest, I can note some contradictory aspects: sea salt brings positive results for scalp and hair roots, but from another point of view – if applied too often it can significantly change hair condition to the worst.
So, it is logical that after applying sea salt on your hair you will go outside and let your hair be exposed to sun rays. First, the water gradually evaporates under the rays of the sun and salt crystals will remain in hair. They are sufficiently large compared with the cross section of the hair. Salt crystals get stuck between the hair scales, tearing cortex. As a result you will get – split ends, brittle and dull hair. In addition, sea salt like any other salt draws out moisture. Already suffering from heat hair will be dehydrated with double force. Salt perfectly removes protein, which means “say goodbye” to keratin, so the hair will lose its elasticity. By general words, sea salt will damage hair in cases when it is applied too often.