The beach makes everything better: sun-kissed skin, beautiful smiles, sand and surf, bikinis, and beach hair screaming volume and texture. Most believe that salt water is good for our hair, but you may want to rethink this, hair type is a big factor.

Your Hair Benefits from SaltwaterSaltwater is full of sodium chloride, you know, the stuff you shake on your French fries. Salt has been used for hundreds of years as a skin exfoliate, and many modern exfoliates contain salt. It removes dead skin cells and dirt leaving our skin soft and smooth and doesn’t strip it of our natural oils.

However, what about your hair? Are there any advantages to swimming in the ocean every day? Absolutely, particularly if you have an overly oily scalp. Saltwater can actually help rid your scalp of dandruff.

When you have an oily scalp or suffer from dandruff, you could benefit from hair products that contain salt, which includes a salt scrub, that will promote healthy hair.

The hair type that doesn’t benefit from salt water is dry hair. When your hair is dry or damaged, salt products used on a regular basis or continuously swimming in salt water will most likely make it drier. This is due to the fact that as your hair dries, the water is evaporated, and the salt is left behind in higher amounts. In conjunction with the sun, you get drier, extra broken hair.

However, this does not mean you should not go swimming in the ocean when you have dry hair. You can take some preventative measures, which include using a leave-in conditioner before hitting the ocean, the use of sunscreen for hair (mainly the ends), rinsing the salt water from your hair immediately after swimming, and when you get home reconditioning your hair right away.

No matter the cause, if you have damaged hair it can lead to hair loss. If you’re suffering from thinning hair or hair loss, we can help. At San Ramon, we offer all proven hair replacement and hair restoration solutions for men, women, and children.

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Men and women of all ages suffer from thinning hair and balding. In many cases, hair loss is a matter of genetics.  But it can also be caused by medical treatments such as chemotherapy, or other causes such as Trichotillomania or trauma.  Regardless of its cause, hair loss is not something you have to just live with. Whether you are looking for hair loss solutions in Castro Valley, California or are investigating hair replacement options in Walnut Creek, California, if you’re considering trying a hair system and want to learn more, contact a us today.