Benefits for Your Hair When Hitting the Ocean Beaches This Summer

Imagine for a moment that you're a single strand of hair. When you first emerge from the cozy confines of your very own follicle, you're vibrant and loaded with moisture. All that moisture makes you flexible and responsive, and it gives you a healthy sheen. However, anything that threatens to dehydrate you is an assault on your very essence. Ultraviolet sunlight, low humidity heat and salt water can all turn your once ebullient identity into a dull, lifeless representation of your former self. When you and your thousands of buddies join in the next trek to the beach, the triple threat of sun, sand and salt water will appear once again. However, this time, take advantage of available defenses against the assault on your well-being. There are even benefits to the scalp you rely on for your very presence. Taking on the Challenge The goal is to protect all those hair strands while letting the mineral-rich salt water work its therapeutic magic on your scalp. First, simply apply a pre-conditioner before you dive in to the next approaching wave. For very dry or colored hair, apply oil such as coconut oil to your hair. Take advantage of the fact that oil and water don't mix to allow the salt water to sooth your scalp. Salt Water Benefits In general, salt water has a detoxifying effect on your skin and scalp. It can also enhance the healing process and reduce swelling. Although seawater cannot eliminate skin disorders like eczema or psoriasis, it may have a therapeutic and soothing effect on irritated skin. Research has also identified the antibiotic effect of seawater. After chloride and sodium, the third most common element in ocean water is magnesium, which [...]