Dandruff is one of the biggest enemies of beautiful looking hair. Small white flakes which are easily visible may create unpleasant and unaesthetic appearance, but also they may cause itching and irritation of the skin on the scalp.
The causes for dandruff are different. Peeling of the skin on the scalp can be caused by aggressive products for hair, bacteria, fungi, unbalanced diet, hormonal factors and evan stress.
Fortunately, dandruff is not an insoluble problem. They are many shampoos on the market today for a healthier scalp, some of them are natural and some contain certain synthetic chemicals which may give you the opposite effect, but, either way, they are expensive and yet, no one garantie results.
Let’s take a look on one product, one product from our kitchen, a product which we use everyday and yet we have no idea that this item isn’t only great for cooking but also may have incredible hair and skin benefits! That product is Sea Salt.
Sea salt is something which is obtainable by a process of evaporation of seawater, usually in a large shallow waters. Depending on the water source, evaporation leaves behind small amounts or traces of substances like potassium, calcium and magnesium together with sodium chloride.
Sea salt has some specific components, from which each provide a certain benefits.
- Calcium: Strengthens skin cells, cleanses pores and soothes skin,
- Sodium Chloride: Hydrates skin cells and removes toxic waste,
- Magnesium: Increases cell metabolism,
- Bromide: Anti-inflammatory properties,
- Zinc: Improves cell regeneration and growth, also a natural UV rays blocker,
- Sulfur: Relieves symptoms of skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema.
Like we said, almost half of the population suffers from dandruff and that is something normal. If you are one of those, you can use sea salt to get rid of dandruff. Some people use anti-dandruff shampoo, but like we said before, why to spend extra money when there are natural and cheaper ways to approach to this problem and one of them is with Sea Salt.
How to Use Sea Salt For Your Hair
Sea Salt is very good exfoliator. Just add 1 Tsp of sea salt into your scalp and massage it in circular motions with wet fingers about 5 minutes and then add your regular shampoo together with additional 1 Tsp Sea Salt and massage your scalp again for additional 5 minutes. After this, simply rinse your hair. Sea salt will also absorb excess oil from your hair and thus will prevent to become greasy. Also, due moisture absorption, sea salt will prevent fungal growth and you will have more healthy and shiny hair.
Sea Salt may also help for hair growth. First wash your hair then simple add 1-2 Tsp salt into your scalp and massage it for 15-20 minutes and rinse with clean water. Due to revitalization of follicles and increased blood circulation in the scalp, hair growth is stimulated. Do this few times a week and after few months you will have beautiful thick and shiny hair.