Big Lush Sea Salt Shampoo
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Textured hair is diverse, including women who have thick, thin, tight, loose, wavy, coily, and springy and even a mass of coils, curls, and waves in one head. We love turning to nature for our hair care needs and what it can do for our curls. It has only been within the last decade that curls got a lot of attention from manufactures and hair care companies. We’ve had to enlist nature for many of our hair care needs, and although many companies have jumped on the curly girl bandwagon as viable consumers, we still love what Mother Nature can do for our coils, curls, and waves.  

One such wonder from Mother Nature is sea salt or sodium chloride. It is produced by the evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes. Depending upon the actual water source after a little processing, there are certain trace minerals and elements left behind and they add flavor and color to sea salt, according to Katherine Zeratsky. Sea salt is different from table salt in taste, texture, and processing. The darker the sea salt the higher the concentration of “impurities” and trace nutrients.  

Sea salt is great for exfoliation, as it can remove dead skin cells from your scalp. This encourages peripheral blood circulation and helps in skin or scalp renewal. Many use it as a natural remedy for treating psoriasis and dandruff. Sea salt is also great for absorbing excess oils from hair and scalps. It is used quite often for volume and bounce, hence why it is associated with big, beach waves or beach hair. Big, voluminous hair and exfoliation are the two main reasons this is a popular resource and now here are top products with sea salt that you should consider.

Build volume

Lush Big Sea Salt Shampoo is a vegan bodybuilding shampoo that uses the degreasing effects of sea salt, extra virgin coconut oil, and avocado butter to give a perfectly balanced shampoo. Lush added fresh citrus juices to increase shine and boost your hair’s volume in no time.

Gently cleanse

Sea salt, sage, yarrow root, and olive oil come together in this perfect Total Body Black Earth Shampoo by Taliah Waajid. Restore moisture, balance, and clean hair of any texture with the power of essential oils and sea salt.

christophe robin cleansing purifying scrub with salt

Exfoliate your scalp

The Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt has a moisturizing formula enriched with sea salt to effectively cleanse and exfoliate even the most sensitive scalps. Gain hydration while detoxing to restore your scalp and hair’s oil balance. This is a great product for a post-coloring treatment to relieve stinging and itching while removing any excess chemical residues.

Refresh 2nd day hair

If your curls or waves have been flattended by sleeping on them, bring them back to live by spraying a light hold, moisturizing sea salt spray while scrunching your curls. Ouidad brings sea salt and natural seawater to your volume-deprived curls in this beach curls in a bottle, Wave Create Sea Spray. This curl-focused blend nourishes your strands while keeping them hydrated and locking in moisture.

drybar mai tai sea salt spray
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Soft curl definition

Add texture, volume, and beach waves with the help of Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray‘s seal salt, aloe, and algae formula. Just the right amount of goodness to give softness for a real beach vibe. This will give your waves or loose curls soft, touchable hold without weighing them down. You can also make your own DIY sea salt spray.


Sabrina Perkins

Sabrina, founder of and contributor to several online publications, is a freelance writer who engages her audiences on the relevance of natural hair, beauty, and style.

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