Avoiding chlorine is a smart move if you’re not protecting your hair properly, but did you know that swimming in the ocean could enhance your locks when the proper protective steps are taken? Saltwater has gotten a bad rap when it comes to hair but it can actually be therapeutic to your scalp and is a natural resource for healthy hair.
Saltwater is chock-full of vitamins and minerals and when your scalp absorbs these nutrients a healing process takes place. The absorption process triggers an antibiotic effect and increases circulation resulting in healthy hair.
For those lucky ones who live on or near the beach reaping the benefits can become a daily routine. Just be sure to thoroughly rinse your hair with non-salty water immediately after exiting the ocean. The minerals can leave a residue in your hair that will appear dull and eventually dry up your locks. Color treated hair should always be protected with oils or conditioner. Applying natural coconut oil to your hair before swimming is the best way to protect it.
For those who are land locked and a trip to the ocean isn’t the norm you can still reap the benefits of saltwater by using all natural hair products. The market is saturated with saltwater sprays and spritzers. Be sure to do your research and look for products that are paraben-free.
A trip to the beach is a great natural way to care for your hair but if you’re suffering from thinning hair or hair loss going to the beach might not be your top choice for summer fun. Don’t let another summer go by without doing something about your hair loss. At Transitions of Wisconsin we’ll help you determine which hair loss solution is right for you. For a free hair and scalp analysis, contact us today!