Our hair is a reflection of our beauty and because of that most of us spend tons of money on its maintenance, buying expensive shampoos and various hair products that offer a healthy and shiny hair. However, no need to spend such amount of money when you have the best product already in your home. It is cheap, easily available and most likely in your kitchen. We are talking about the simple salt.
This natural ingredient is an effective product when your hair is concerned, its use will make it stronger, and clean your scalp form dandruff and fat. In addition to this it will exfoliate the skin and stimulate hair growth. Overall it will improve the health of your hair and scalp.
Let us specify each benefit that salt can bring to your hair.
- Removes dandruff
Dandruff represents the layer on the scalp which is formed from pieces of dead skin cells. The use of salt can help you to remove dandruff from your scalp and as well as it will prevent any fungal growth. Plus, it will promote good blood circulation which is highly needed for good looking hair.
In order to be free of dandruff you need to separate your hair into sections, next sprinkle 1 – 2 teaspoons of salt on your scalp and performmassages with your wet fingers for around 10 minutes. Finally, wash off your hair as usual.
- Prevents the formation of excess fat
Excess fat results from too much sebum in the scalp produced by the sebaceous glands. Therefore, if you have oily or mixed hair, the use of salt will be a great assistance in removing excess fat.
Just include 2 – 3 tablespoons of salt intoyour regular shampoo and then wash your hair with it. Even after its first use you will see visible results.
- Stimulates hair growth
This ingredient is very beneficial for your hair as it prevents hair loss, and at the same time promotes hair growth.
Here it is how to use it to gain both benefits: wash your hair as usual, leave it wet and massage the scalp with sea salt for about 10 – 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash your hair. Perform this treatment two times a week for 2 months.
- Natural conditioner
The use of sea salt will soften your hair naturally, provide it with that natural shines as a result of the content of the essential minerals. Additionally it will moisturize, repair and protect your hair from external factors. If your hair is damaged, then this is the right solution for you as salt has the power to even heal damaged hair.
Which is the right salt type for your hair?
There are different varieties of salt and for the health of your hair you need to choose the right one. Salt contains sodium chloride (NaCl) which is its basiccomponent but there are 4 main types of salt. Here they are:
- Salt coming from salty solutions
- Stone salt extracted from the salt stones
- Sea salt (in this case the best one is from the Dead Sea)
- Sedimentary rock salt, or rock salt comingfrom the bottom of high salinity lakes
The best salt for your hair is the sea salt as it makes the hair follicles stronger and as well as nourishes the scalp. On the other hand, the iodized table salt is the best one that can fight off hair loss.
Credit: The WAU