This weird trick will make your hair pop

OK – confession time. I am terrible when it comes to taking care of my hair. I swear I drive my poor (but awesome) hairdresser to desperation with the terrible mane he has to sort every month or so.  That is… until I discovered this neat little trick.

 

 

See, my problem is that I wash my hair every day because, well, I don’t like it looking like it’s dirty and there isn’t enough dry shampoo on this planet to make it look fresh in my eyes once I’ve slept on it. My hair gets crazy greasy dead quick, yo.

 

Truth be told it probably even doesn’t, I’m just used to washing it every morning and as a creature of habit I find it really difficult to not fall into my bad habits. I’ve been told by pretty much everyone that I need to stop doing it and yes, I am aware that I’m not doing my hair any favours but… you know?

 

Anyway. Not only do I wash my hair every day, I also straighten it every day and trust me honey, there aren’t enough conditioners or hair masks anywhere to cover for that damage. And because I use heat on my hair on a daily basis, it breaks. I have this spontaneous fringe I never bargained for that I don’t seem to be able to grow out. Sure, I use a heat protection spray but in all seriousness, how much to they actually protect hair that gets a heat overload on it every day?

 

Do you see what I mean? I constantly put my hair through absolute hell and I know that I shouldn’t. I should listen my hairdresser and I should listen my friends and I should listen to my goddamn hair but I just… don’t. I thought I was fated to have horrible hair forever. But thankfully, that was not to be! One of my friends told me about this weird but simple trick they do to make their hair soft, supple and easily manageable and I thought “well it literally takes no time and I don’t really need to change my learned routine so why not.

 

And this is what I did: I added some pink salt into my shampoo.

 

 

Alright, I know what that sounds. Crazy, right? But hear me out! There’s some actual science behind this. Check this out, here’s what’s in salt:

 

Calcium – soothes and relieves skin cells, is very necessary in strengthening cell membranes and cleansing pores.

Magnesium – accelerates metabolism of cells, works as an anti-allergic agent

Sodium Chloride – nourishes and hydrates skin cells and removes toxic waste, improving its permeability.

Zinc – natural regulation of cell growth and regeneration. Facilitates cell renewal and stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis (renews skin). It also improves anti-inflammatory properties and is a natural UV rays blocker.

Sulfur – is effective to help relieve symptoms of skin disorders such as psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema.

 

 

So, salt can control the excessively active sebaceous glands on the scalp, which produce too much oil – so if your hair gets super oily super quick, salt will help to solve that issue right out. And! Salt in shampoo won’t cause your hair to lose any of its natural, healthy oils. You know, the ones you actually want.

 

Got trouble with flakes on your scalp? Fear not! Salt has the ability to stimulate the circulation which is very important for a healthy scalp and eliminates the existing dandruff flakes. It also defend the scalp from (ewww but OK) fungal growth.

 

So, basically, regular usage of sea salt helps to remove sebum production, improves blood circulation, accelerates hair growth and makes your hair feel thicker and smoother. It’s a total win-win! All you have to do is pop a table spoon or two of slat into your shampoo and et voila, in a few washes you can start enjoying glorious hair. I know I am! Compared to how it used to be, my hair so full, soft and easily manageable right now it’s crazy!

 

 

I used Pink Himalayan Salt in Garnier Ultimate Blends Coconut Water Dry Hair Shampoo but it really doesn’t matter what combination you go for. Just get that salt in the shampoo.

 

Have you tried this trick? Let me know in the comments ASAP!

  • Hannah Chau

    I would have never guessed that salt is the secret!! Might have to give that a try as my hair is so dull at the moment!

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  • Whoah! I’ve never tried this but it makes a whole heckuva lot of sense! Actually really excited to try this out the next time I wash my hair. Thanks girl!

  • Jasmin N

    Haven’t tried but I definitely need to after this! Feels like I’ve nothing else done than washed my hair this summer 😀 I hate the sweaty feeling in the scalp. Thankfully we’ve got some pink salt in our cupboards, I’m going to go for this tonight!