Salt, also known as table salt or rock salt, is a natural mineral made up of white cube shaped crystals composed of sodium and chlorine. It is naturally found in sea water and accounts for about 3.5 percent of the world’s oceans. We all are aware of salt benefits and uses for skin and health but what about hair? Here the top benefits and uses of salt for hair:
SALT CONDITIONER – ADDS VOLUME
This will add volume to your tresses as well as remove excess build up oils and hair products. However, this should be done seasonally to prevent your hair from becoming dry and dull.
How to use: Mix equal amounts of salt and conditioner and apply it only on the roots of your hair. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse off.
SALT SHAMPOO – HAIR SOFTENING AGENT
Salt adds softness, bounce and body to your hair. Due to the presence of essential minerals, it makes your hair shiny and moisturizes it as well as repairs and protects it. It has great healing qualities due to which it can heal damaged hair. This trick is also great for oily hair.
How to use: Measure out 2 tablespoons of salt and add it to a bottle of shampoo. Shake the bottle to mix and dissolve the salt. Wet your hair thoroughly. Add a quarter-size dose of your salt-infused shampoo to your palms and rub them together to start lathering the mixture. Massage the shampoo into your hair. Focus on massaging the mixture into your hair’s roots and your scalp to treat the oiliest areas.
SALT SPRAY – ANTI-SWEAT
To get rid of excess sweat, apply salt spray on dampened roots and allow it to dry. This will soak up any sweat or oil throughout the day as salt can absorb moisture.
SALT HAIR MASK
In a glass of mineral water, mix a teaspoon of almond oil and a teaspoon of wheat germ oil, add two tablespoons of salt. The resulting mixture should be spread onto scalp avoiding the whole hair length. Put on plastic bag and leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash off with shampoo.
SALT SCRUB – ANTI-DANDRUFF
Salt helps loosen and remove existing flakes while stimulating circulation for a healthy scalp. The ingredient also absorbs excess oil and moisture to prevent fungal growth and inhibit the root of dandruff.
How to use: Part your hair a few times, and sprinkle one to two teaspoons of salt on your scalp. Using wet fingers, massage your scalp gently and thoroughly for 10 to 15 minutes (if you can recruit someone to do this for you, it is very relaxing!). Wash and condition your hair with your favourite products. The results will be immediate.