Salt Water for Curls???!!!

I know I read somewhere that salt water could actually be beneficial for bring out wave/curl. Did I imagine this??

I would think salt water would dry hair out beyond belief???!!
Hair Type: 2B/3A hybrid, I believe. Had it short for about 5 years, and have since let it grow. Layers have brought out the curl...and I haven't gone 'straight' since!

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Salt water will absolutely dry out your hair, make your curls stiff and wreak havoc with your color. But a new trend in some "hip" salons is to use salt water sprays on curly/wavy hair to give it a piecey, "beachy" kind of look. Not the brightest move, but we all know it's too much to ask the hair fashionistas to actually do some research before throwing damaging concoctions on curlyheads
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I've used salt water sprays before and while they make my hair really full of volume and lots of waves for that "beachy" look, my hair felt like crap -- dry and like it would snap right off. I'll never use it again!
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I remember Lauraloo used to use sea salt spray and got good results with it a while ago. You can also use epson salt spray. It should make your hair a little bit curlier. I can't imagine it drying out hair that much unless you're really drenching your hair with a concentrated mixture. I'd just mix a spoonful of the salt in a spray bottle and only use a few sprays under my gel. You could use a leave-in under it to counteract any dryness too.
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OK, thanks for that. My knowledge of chemistry is not up to snuff, I am sure...but, I did remember that salt extrudes moisture!!
Hair Type: 2B/3A hybrid, I believe. Had it short for about 5 years, and have since let it grow. Layers have brought out the curl...and I haven't gone 'straight' since!

http://public.fotki.com/Kimmie7448/curls-rule/
I use salt in my leave in spray, and have experienced no drying or any other type of problem. Of course, everybody's hair reacts differently.

I got the basic recipe here
2/3a mix

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Hmmmm...now, that is interesting. Thanks for the recipes. An all-in-one sure sounds like a plan!
Hair Type: 2B/3A hybrid, I believe. Had it short for about 5 years, and have since let it grow. Layers have brought out the curl...and I haven't gone 'straight' since!

http://public.fotki.com/Kimmie7448/curls-rule/
I also occasionally use a spray made from mostly water, a bit of Epsom Salts, and a larger amount of conditioner. I figure the conditioner will out weight too much of the drying effects while the Epsom Salts encourage the curl. Have fun experimenting!

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I think saltwater works well under some conditions. I have cradle cap and long type 3b curly hair and on top of this am 31 weeks pregnate. ocean water seems manage this condition for me. when I am not at the ocean I use the deva curl products and apple cider vinegar washing my hair in cold water. this seems to get my just right making my curls great and the appearance of my cradle head symptoms disappear.

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