How to Reverse the Effects of Hard Water on Your Hair

How many of you struggle daily to reverse the curse regarding hard water? Water hardness refers to the percentage of mineral salts that water contains. Hard water has a high concentration of dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium, but may also include copper, iron, and chlorine. Soft water, such as clean rainwater or distilled water, is typically comprised of very little or no calcium and magnesium ions.

If you travel across the world, you’ll typically find that the effectiveness of your hair care products varies from one area to another. In turn, your hair will behave differently from place to place. When you reside in a hard water area, the minerals in water interfere with the cleansing agents in your shampoo, making it less effective. It takes longer to create a lather, so you need to use larger quantities of shampoo, even if it contains sulfates. When used with soft water, shampoos or body washes tend to lather more quickly and clean more effectively compared to hard water.

a woman with dull hair due to using hard water

The high mineral content in hard water is difficult to rinse out completely, which can cause a mineral buildup in your hair. The same chemical compounds in water that cause whitish scum on your bathtubs and shower curtains, also leave deposits on the surface of your hair.  You can even add more and more build-up with every hair wash, without even realizing it. Let’s learn more about how to reverse this curse of hard water!

Many people aren’t aware that the water they’re using for washing and bathing has an impact on their skin and hair. Around 85% of American people live in areas with hard water. Hard water is considered healthy to drink, but it can have adverse effects on your skin and hair and can cause scale deposits on your household appliances. If you live in a hard-water region, special precautions should be taken to protect your hair from the damaging effects of water hardness.

Hard Rockers: The Effects of Hard Water on Hair

If you live in a hard water zone you’ve probably noticed the negative effects of mineral deposits and metal traces on your hair. A high concentration of minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper in your water can damage your hair and cause it to look dull, limp, and unmanageable. Some effects like dullness or brassy orange tints are easily noticeable, while other damaging effects may slowly accumulate over time before becoming obvious. Let’s examine some nasty effects of these hard rockers in the water world:

1. Dirty Dancing: Greasy and dirty-looking hair: While the movie is iconic, dirty hair isn’t! Minerals dissolved in water form deposits on your hair, weighing it down. Your hair may feel sticky and dirty near the scalp, no matter how often you wash it. At the same time, your ends may become overly dry and prone to splitting and breaking.

2. Chameleon Curses: Changes in Hair Color: Mineral deposits and the high content of iron in hard water can cause color fading or even stifle the results of salon coloring services. In other words, it can give you a chameleon curse on your color! Iron in water specifically acts as an oxidizer, causing brassy tones in light blonde hair and coppery red highlights in dark hair. The more you wash your hair, it’ll continue to turn orange. Blond highlights may look orange even with a water softener system installed.

3. Plain Jane: Dry and dull hair: Mineral scales can cause your hair to look greasy and frankly quite Plain Jane! As a result, you’ll then need to wash your hair more frequently and use more shampoo. Overwashing leaves your hair dry, straw-like, and brittle while your scalp may feel itchy and flaky. The mineral build-up also causes a loss of shine, leaving your hair looking dull and lifeless.

4. Wild Child: Unmanageable Hair: Frequent washing and use of sulfate-containing shampoos will disrupt the cuticle layer, increasing the rough texture of your hair, making it prone to fizziness, and full of split ends. Rough hair gets easily tangled and may be difficult to style. Damaged hair doesn’t hold curl well and your perm will fade faster. Tame that wild child water!

5. Disappearing Act: Thinning hair: Mineral build-up hinders hair’s overall elasticity, making it more prone to breakage. Hard water buildup on the scalp may clog the roots and interfere with the growth of new hair. Calcium deposits on the scalp may cause dry and itchy scalp with powdery flakes. No one wants this disappearing act, right?

Pretty brunette taking a shower in a bathroom

Mineral Mania: How to Prevent Mineral Build-up from Developing

To curb mineral mania from tackling your hair, here are a trip simple tips:

1. Soften your water: Installing a water softening system throughout your entire home is a good way to address hard water. The minerals and metal cations are eliminated before they get to the tap, resulting in softer hair and skin.

2. Get a shower filter: Replace your old showerhead with one that’ll purify your shower water. A water softening showerhead is an easy and affordable fix if you don’t want to fully invest in a home water softening system. The filter should be replaced every six months.

3. Use a chelating shampoo: Use a chelating shampoo: This type of hair shampoo is made to remove dirt, product residue, and mineral build-up in your hair, leaving it shiny and clean, and fresh. Clarifying shampoos shouldn’t be used frequently to avoid the excessive dryness they may cause.

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911: Chelating Shampoos

There are specialized shampoos designed to help get rid of mineral deposits accumulated in your hair. These shampoos may be more expensive than regular shampoos, but they’re efficient in combating the adverse effects of water hardness. These will serve as your hair’s 911! 

1. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampooir?t=klikkutakcom 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B07MYCXKGG

This chelating shampoo gently removes the buildup from hair products, environmental pollution, and mineral buildup due to hard water. The triple detox shampoo deeply cleanses your hair without causing scalp dryness.

Activated charcoal absorbs excess oil from the scalp and while mild surfactant helps remove pollution from the hair. An anionic polymer helps remove product buildup, while chelating agents help remove hard water mineral buildup. A soothing complex with witch hazel helps nourish and moisturize the scalp. Patented Healthy Hair Molecule repels dirt and oil, keeping hair clean for longer.

The product is free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and phthalates. It is safe for color and chemically treated hair

If you have hard water in your bathroom, leave the shampoo on for 1-2 minutes before rinsing. Your hair will feel smooth and silky again.

2. Ion Hard Water Shampoo

Ion Hard Water Shampoo is developed to prevent mineral build-up in your hair and reverse the undesired effects caused by hard water like discoloration and dullness. In addition to deep cleansing, it adds moisture to dry strands, leaving your hair soft, shiny, and easy to detangle.  

This gentle chelating shampoo removes mineral deposits without exposing your hair to abrasive cleansers. It is free of harsh sulfates and is suitable for all types of hair.

3. California Dreaming: Malibu C Hard Water Wellness Collection

Being free of sulfates and other harsh chemicals, this chelating shampoo is less likely to cause severe dryness than sulfate-containing clarifying shampoos. It leaves your hair nourished, soft, and easy to style.

It doesn’t interfere with chemical services including coloring, highlights, perms, and hair straightening treatments.

The Malibu shampoo helps eliminate brassy tones and brighten blonde hair. It is safe to use on colored hair.

Malibu Hard Water Wellness Conditioner infuses hair with moisture and adds silkiness for easy detangling. Get that “California Dreaming” sensation!

Life Vest: Demineralizing Hair Treatments

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This product does a great job of removing hard water residue and keeping the brassiness under control. After just two treatments, you’ll usually see a noticeable reduction in the brassiness if you have blonde or gray hair. It has more strength to remove mineral deposits than chelating shampoos.

Demineralizing treatment prevents and eliminates hard water buildup, restoring shine to your locks. Apply once a week to get rid of mineral deposits and improve the look and feel of your hair. You can do this treatment at home instead of paying for the salon demineralizing treatment. Think of these treatments like life vests for your tresses!

Apply after rinsing out your shampoo and leave the product sitting on your hair for 5-10 minutes. Massage to ensure even coating. Apply heat for better results. Rinse thoroughly and continue with your conditioning routine.

Malibu C In-Salon Treatment Instructions – YouTube video by JCarlos Pimentel

The manufacturer offers a complete treatment kit, which includes shampoo, conditioner, and hard water weekly de-mineralizer.

Malibu C Blondes Weekly Brightener

This weekly brightener for blonde hair is formulated to eliminate mineral deposits from hard water that make hair unmanageable and cause brassy and yellow tones in blonde hair. Malibu Blondes Wellness Remedy prevents hair breakage from bleaching, restores softness, and eliminates brassiness to keep your locks bright and shiny. It works for natural blonde, bleached, and highlighted hair

This product should be applied to wet, freshly shampooed hair. Add some water to dissolve Blondes crystals in your palm, then rub your hands together and massage the product into your hair. Leave it in for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition as normal.

a young brunette shopping for a hair shampoo

Just for DIY fanatics: Home Remedies to Reduce Damaging Effects of Water Hardness

Vinegar rinse: Apple cider vinegar is a natural clarifier and works well to remove buildup from hair products and minerals in your hair. Rinsing with diluted vinegar helps smooth your hair’s cuticles for increased softness and natural shine. It also prevents hair color from fading.

Lemon rinse: Diluted lemon juice works similarly to vinegar for removing residual minerals from hair and reducing dullness. Lemon rinse helps prevent oily hair and relieves scalp issues like flaking and dandruff.

Captured rainwater: To prevent damage from hard water, use captured rainwater to wash your hair. Rainwater collected from clean surfaces is naturally soft and free of salts and minerals.

Distilled Water: If you’re visiting a hard water area, you can wash your hair with distilled water or at least use it for the final rinse after shampooing.

a young woman in the shower

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6 Easy Ways to Hide Your Gray Roots

From Gray to Yay

Hair grows approximately 1.27 cm a month, causing the appearance of a visible line between the new growth and the rest of your colored hair. Your grown roots start to show 1-3 weeks after a coloring service, depending on how fast your hair grows.

If you’ve opted for coloring your gray hair, root touch-ups are needed anywhere between 3-5 weeks. Touch-up appointments can be costly and time-consuming. You also don’t want to damage your hair by dying it too often.

Touch-Up to Lighten Up: Hair color touch-up kits are easy to use at home and keep your hair looking its best in-between color treatments. Because you only apply the product to the roots, it takes a fraction of the time you need to dye your entire head of hair. However, these products also contain the same harsh chemicals that can be found in a full head color.

woman's head with parted gray hair

Ways to temporarily cover grays: Fortunately, there are some fast and commitment-free ways to cover unwanted regrowth without using ammonia and peroxide. Temporary root concealers provide a safe and effortless way to hide your regrowth. You can use them to cover your roots for a special occasion or to buy you a few extra weeks between touch-up appointments.

There are several types of temporary root touch-up products. Each product comes in an array of shades to blend with your current color. These products come ready to use, which is a nice convenience. Root concealers are particularly helpful for covering gray roots.

Are you ready to move from gray to yay and let your hair take center stage?

the effect of using a gray roots concealer

Undercover Haircare: Best Root Concealers for Gray Hair

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1. Power Powders: Root Touch-up Powders

Hair color powder touch-ups deliver temporary coverage and keep the unwanted gray at bay between hair appointments. The pigments in the powder adhere to your hair and stay there until shampooed out. You need to apply the powder to dry hair by pressing a small brush into the roots. They work perfectly for covering up bigger patches of gray hair. Hair color powders are also suitable for masking areas with thinning hair. Are you ready to go undercover?

Brand Blitz:

WOW NOW: COLOR WOW Root Cover Up: This product uses mineral powder to provide very good coverage for gray roots between touch-ups. It allows for precise application and doesn’t leave a stiff or waxy feeling like when using mascaras and crayons. The formula is waterproof, so you can swim with the product in your hair. Calling all mermaids and merman! It can also be used over the areas where your scalp is showing to create the illusion of denser hair.

Dream with Premium: Premium Root Touch Up by PROTÉGÉ comes with a two-sided brush that allows for precise application. Your hair should be clean and dry before the application. The product blends well and lasts until you shampoo it out. This mineral-based powder doesn’t make hair sticky and gives a natural shine to your roots. The color is waterproof, so it won’t run off when you sweat. Zumba, anyone?

a woman using a powder to cover gray roots

2. Spray Away Gray: Root Touch-up Sprays

Root concealer sprays are probably the quickest way to camouflage gray roots and delay your next salon visit. Root touch-up sprays provide better coverage than other types of root concealers. They’re easy to apply and will cover a larger area at a time. You just need to spray the color over the gray areas you’re trying to hide. The spray dries in seconds and the color lasts until you wash your hair. They can also be used to hide thinning areas to visually increase the density of your hair. Let’s pray away that gray!

The downside is that some of these products can rub off on your fingertips if you touch your hair, but any residue will likely come off with soap and water.

Brand Bonanzas:

Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch Up Spray

This transfer-proof touch-up spray is formulated to cover grays until shampooed out. It is scent-free and doesn’t run when you are exercising. The nozzle applicator enables precise application onto the gray areas, providing full coverage exactly where it’s needed. It may leave a sticky feeling in the hair but at the same time, it creates the illusion of having more hair.

Root Touch Up Spray by STYLE EDIT

This touch-up spray comes in 5 shades: black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, and auburn/red. The spray is easy to apply right at your roots. The liquid pigments dry quickly and don’t spread once it is dry on your hair. The product is sweat-proof and rain-proof but washes out easily with one shampoo.

3. Fairy Godmother: Hair Color Touch-up Wands

Feel like you’ve inherited a real fairy godmother with these touch-up wands! This is another home option for covering grays between color treatments. A touch-up hair color wand comes in a tube with a mascara-like wand. It works best if you need instant temporary coverage for small areas of gray hair. The wand helps to precisely apply a tinted semi-liquid content to areas with gray hair. You can either use the hair dryer or allow the color to dry naturally. The color washes out with the next shampooing, so you should reapply it after each wash.

The color in the tube can be enriched with argan oil or other hair straightening agents to nourish your hair while coloring it. Be fairytale fabulous!

Brand Fans: Gray Root Concealer by Mineral Fusion and Hair Color Wand by Grey-free.

4. Get Zen from the Pens: Root Touch-up Pens

Root touch-up color pens deliver a liquid hair dye in a tube, with a sponge or brush applicator tip. The product should be applied to dry hair. A color pen targets scattered grays, covering them until the next shampoo and enabling you to prolong the time between color touch-ups. This type of root concealer is suitable for smaller areas of gray hair. A gray coverage pen can also be used to create highlights. Grab some Zen with these touch-up pens!

Brands: Magic Root Precision Pen by L’Oréal has recently entered the market. It comes in three shades: medium brown, dark brown, and black.

5. Conceal and Heal: Root Concealer Touch-up Sticks

A root touch-up stick is like a thick crayon or lipstick and usually comes in a plastic tube. To get better results, certain brands need to be moistened before sweeping across gray hairs. Using a touch-up stick makes it easy to cover gray hairs along your hairline. The stick glides over hair smoothly and covers grays until the next shampoo. Conceal those grays and heal your self-esteem today!

Brand Bingo: Root Cover Up Stick by STYLE EDIT is formulated without harsh ingredients and comes in convenient packaging that fits easily in your make-up case. It will not leave a sticky feeling or rub on your pillowcase.

6. Mark and Park Grays: Touch-Up Hair Color Markers

You have so many choices to mark and park your grays away. This portable and easy-to-apply root touch-up product dispenses temporary color that bonds to the hair and covers gray roots until shampooed out. The application is mess-free. Once you push down the applicator, color flows evenly and bonds to the strands, providing precise coverage. You can brush your hair after application, and you can also apply styling products over it. Hair color markers efficiently cover individual grays.

Brand: TouchBack Instant Root Touch Up (available at Walmart). This marker color applicator comes in eight different colors.

a woman's hair after hiding gray roots

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How to Properly Untangle Your Hair

Tangled hair can be frustrating, especially if you have naturally wavy or curly hair. Long, dry, and fine hair can also get tangled easily. High porosity hair has a rough surface, so you are more likely to have matted hair if your hair is overly porous due to regular coloring and other chemical treatments. Dry porous strands rub against each other and become intertwined, forming tangles in your hair.

Simply put, detangling is the process of working tangles or knots out of your hair. Untangling matted hair can be a painful and time-consuming task. However, you must resist the urge to use too much pressure or rush through the process as this can lead to breakage, split ends, and damaged hair. When done properly, untangling makes styling easier, reduces the possibility of breakage, and helps to retain hair’s length.

hair types

The ideal frequency of hair detangling varies on hair type and texture. A good practice is to untangle your hair on washing days to get rid of shed hair caught within other hairs and also release tangles.

What’s the Best Way to Detangle Your Hair?

First, let me say that there is a good way to detangle your hair and a bad way to detangle your hair. What makes the difference is how much damage or breakage you cause as a result of doing it. If you’re being rough with your hair, and you’re ripping the brush through your hair, then then you’re causing a lot of damage to your hair, especially the ends. This will cause your hair to break off and will make your hair even more prone to tangling.

Finger combing or finger detangling is, by far, the best method since it causes the least breakage and makes it nearly impossible to be rough with your hair. Its biggest downside is it takes the most time to do, but if you’re willing to put in the time, I promise you it’ll be worth it.

A dark-skinned girl combing her matted hair

Here’s how to finger-comb your hair:

Start with wet hair with some conditioner in it. Take out a small section of hair and work from the ends, slowly trying to run your fingers through the length of your hair. When they snag, stop and try to pull apart the individual strands that have combined to form the knot. Try to loosen the hair around the knot and unravel it gently. To avoid putting too much stress on your scalp, hold a section of the hair with one hand while finger-combing your hair with the other hand. Once that section is detangled, twist, braid or pin it away.

a woman checking her tangled hair

Another really helpful way to work tangles out of your hair is to grab right under the tangle with one hand, making sure that you hold your hair taut. Then, use your other hand to split the hair above the tangle into two sections and use your fingers to push the sections in opposite directions. As you feel the tangle start to loosen, move the hand that was gripping the hair further away from the tangle, and hold your hair taut. Use your other hand to keep pushing the sections above the tangle apart.

Detangling Hair Care Products

hair detangling tools

Make sure to use the best detangling tools and products to manage knots without pulling or breaking off your hair.

Detangling Shampoo and Conditioner

Harsh, sulfate-based shampoos can cause dryness and increase porosity, resulting in tangle-prone hair. So, avoid sulfate-containing shampoo and use a mild, moisturizing shampoo to increase moisture retention and keep your hair feeling soft and silky.

Gently massage the scalp with the pads of your fingers and let the lather run down your hair. Try not to scrub your hair while washing it to prevent post-shower knots.

After rinsing out the shampoo, saturate your hair with conditioner and leave it on for a few minutes. The conditioner will decrease friction between hair strands and make your hair more slippery and easier to comb. Use a conditioner that has lots of slip for easier detangling and to provide silkiness and manageability. Consider products that are specifically designed to untangle knotted hair.

Detangling Leave-in Conditioners

Leave-in detanglers are formulated to moisturize and smooth your strands, unravel the knots, and prevent breakage.

When you apply a leave-in conditioner to towel-dried hair, comb through it again, to ensure that all the knots are out. If you meet resistance, gently work the tangle out. On days that you don’t wash your hair, apply a leave-in detangler before styling to give your hair more manageability. Select a product that will not coat your strands with chemicals or leave your hair feeling greasy. For your convenience choose a detangler that can be used on both wet and dry hair. 

Quality leave-in detanglers you should consider include Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner/Detangler, ENJOY Conditioning Spray, ORIBE Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler, Revlon Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment, and Cantu Care for Kids Conditioning Detangler.

Detangling Tools

Even though finger detangling is the preferred method, understandably, you may still want to use combs and brushes to detangle.

2. Wide-tooth combs. Fine-tooth combs, such as rat-tail combs should never be used for detangling. Opt for wide-tooth combs that are a lot gentler on wavy, curly, and coiled hair types. A sandalwood comb is another great tool to make the detangling process easier. It smells pleasant with a hint of sandalwood, so rest assured; it is 100% natural without any synthetic ingredients that could lead to underlying harm. The comb smoothly glides through the hair and tackles tangles, knots, and messes efficiently, reducing hair breakage.

2. Detangling brushes. These are brushes specially designed for women with curly hair to make detangling easier, faster, less damaging, and a lot less painful. Everybody and their mother has heard of the Tangle Teezer, EZ Detangling Brush, or Felicia Leatherwood Brush, and there’s a good reason for that: these brushes do work!

Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Brush is ideal for hair that gets knotted easily. It is suitable for all hair types and can be used either on wet or dry hair. It is conveniently sized to fit comfortably in your hand. Two-tiered bendable teeth allow the brush to glide through your hair and make it knot-free with minimal damage. The longer bristles gently remove tangles and knots while shorter bristles smooth the hair cuticle to provide extra shine.

dark-skinned giirl doing finger detangling

How to Prevent Tangled Hair

  1. Try pre-shampoo treatments. If your hair is prone to knots and tangles, consider including a pre-poo treatment in your hair care regimen. An oil-based pre-shampoo treatment will create slip that helps reduce friction, minimize tangles, and lessen hair breakage.
  2. Use conditioner regularly. Use conditioner after every shampoo to smooth the cuticle layer of your hair. Properly conditioned hair is silky and pliable and is less likely to get knotted.
  3. Do deep conditioning. Deep condition your hair at least once a week to help restore natural moisture and oils and keep your hair smooth and easy to style.
  4. Consider changing your sleeping habits. Sleeping with your hair down causes it to easily get tangled, especially if you have long hair. To prevent hair strands from knotting while you sleep, loosely braid your hair or tie it up in a ponytail before you go to bed. Also, opt for a silk or satin pillowcase to lessen friction between your hair and the pillow to minimize knots and tangles.
  5. Protect your hair from windy weather. Cover your hair with a satin scarf or a hat on windy days to reduce exposure to wind and prevent your tresses from getting messed up. Braids are a good option during windy weather. You can let your hair down when you arrive at your destination.
  6. Trim your hair regularly. The roughness of dry and split ends contributes to knotty hair. Keep your strands healthy by trimming off split ends every 2-3 months.
  7. Use only quality hair accessories. Wear your hair up using only safe, non-damaging hair accessories. Avoid using uncovered elastic bands, and hair accessories with sharp edges, as they can cause damage, making your hair more prone to matting and knots.
a dark-skinned girl sleeping on a silk pillowcase

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How to Remove Static from Your Hair and the Best Static Tamers

Fly-away hair happens when your strands are rubbed against some materials that hold static electricity on their surface. Since materials with the same charge repel each other, the positively charged individual hairs try to put as much distance between them as possible. This is known as a “fly-away hair” effect.

Static electricity makes hair look untidy and difficult to manage. Fortunately, there are anti-static hair tools and products you can use to minimize the appearance of flyaway hair.

Static electricity between surfaces

What Causes Static Hair?

  1. Dry hair: Dry, over-processed, and fine hair is more prone to turn into fly-away strands than thick or healthy hair. Higher moisture content increases the conductivity of hair strands and makes it easier for your hair to spread out and neutralize the static charge. Dry hair acts as an insulator and cannot conduct and release the static charge, which causes your positively charged strands to repel each other and fly in all different directions.
  2. Dry air: Hair becomes more prone to static during cold winter months due to the lack of humidity in the air. Dry external conditions and dry indoor air due to heating, absorb the moisture not only from the air, but from your hair as well, and this encourages the accumulation of static electricity. The humidity prevents the build-up of static and helps to release it from hair, while dry air increases the build-up of electrical charges.
  3. Clothes: Sweaters, coats, and caps made from wool, acrylics, and polyester tend to cause an accumulation of static when rubbed against your hair. Resist wearing hats or caps made of these materials and look for cotton clothes instead.
 woman with standing hair from static electricity at physics museum
 Woman with standing hair from static electricity at physics museum

How to Tame Flyaways?

When your hair flies in different directions it might be challenging to maintain a respectable style. Trying to fix the style with an ordinary brush creates even more static electricity, worsening the problem.

To reduce static electricity build-up, you need to keep your locks healthy and well moisturized. There are also some quick fixes to try when it is not possible to prevent your hair from becoming charged with electricity.

a blonde woman with flyaway hair

Products for Flyaway Hair

1. Shampoo for Staticky Hair

Avoid shampooing your hair daily, as excessive washing can cause hair to become overly dry. When detergents in a hair shampoo deprive your hair of its natural oils, it becomes drier and more prone to static. Skipping a day in between shampoos helps keep the natural moisture in your hair, making it less prone to static.

Refrain from using shampoos with sulfates, as these tend to strip the natural oils from your hair and disturb the natural pH balance. Select a hydrating, nourishing shampoo that only washes away dirt and the surface level of excess sebum. 

Related product: Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo helps soften hair and makes it easier to style. Hydrolyzed wheat protein and a special infusion of plant extracts help to create a smooth surface on hair to reduce frizz, minimize flyways, and add extra shine.

2. Conditioner for Flyaway Hair

Use a moisture-rich conditioner every time you shampoo your hair to prevent dryness and reduce static charge. Before exiting the shower, rinse your hair with cool water for a few seconds to seal the cuticle and prevent frizz and fly-away hair.

Keratin-enriched conditioners help seal the cuticle and reduce friction, making hair less prone to static and frizz.

3. Leave-in Conditioners for Flyaway Hair

Apply a leave-in conditioner to towel-dried hair, especially if your hair is on the dry side. This helps your hair retain its natural moisture and prevents the static charge from accumulating on your strands.

Use a deep conditioning mask once a week to restore moisture and keep your hair healthy and more resistant to static charge.

4. Anti-Static Hair Brushes

The friction caused by excessive brushing may result in fly-away hair. Combing generates less friction between hair strands than brushing and helps reduce a build-up of static charge.

Wrong: Plastic or silicone styling tools create static electricity when coming in contact with your hair. Unlike plastic brushes, hairbrushes with stainless steel bristles don’t produce a static charge and they leave your locks smooth and manageable.

Right: For detangling purposes use a good wooden comb, because wood doesn’t create static electricity in combination with other materials, including your hair. The wooden teeth of the comb also help evenly distribute natural oils, adding a nice shine to your hair.

Related product: Natural Wooden Bamboo Brush by Sofmild is made with biodegradable materials. Wooden bristles stimulate the scalp, naturally condition your hair and help create a sleek and shiny finish.

Tip 1. To create a straight look, use a hair straightener brush with negative ion technology such as Ionic Straightening Brush by HODAY. It helps to achieve a straight finish while leaving hair smooth, shiny, and static-free.

Tip 2. When blow-drying your hair, use an antistatic, ionic mineral-infused round brush that leaves your locks looking smooth, healthy, and glowing.

attractive brunette woman with long flyaway hair

5. Ionic Hair Dryers

Ionic blow dryers generate negative ions which neutralize the positive charge responsible for fly-away hair. This type of hair dryer breaks the water molecules into smaller particles. This helps lessen the amount of heat and time needed for drying your hair and reduces the loss of inner moisture.

4. Anti-Static Hairsprays

An alcohol-free hairspray is a very handy styling product for taming static hair. Alcohol in standard hair sprays can lead to dryness, making the problem even worse in the long run.

Related products:

  • Smart Solutions Flexible Holding Spray provides a flexible hold to keep your style all day without leaving your hair feeling sticky. It is formulated with plant extracts that help balance moisture, prevent static and fly-away hair, and protect hair color from fading.
  • Oribe Foundation Mist helps detangle hair, provides thermal protection, and neutralizes the static charge.

Applying a small amount of hair oil, focusing on the ends, will counteract the static electricity. Oil-based hair products also help replenish lost natural oils, while adding a glossy shine to your hair.

a beautiful brunette woman with static in the hair

Quick Fixes for Static Hair

  1. Hair finishing stick: The flyaway tamer wand quickly and effectively fixes flyaway hair, broken hair, and edge hair, making your hairstyle neat and smooth. This way you can put annoying flyaway hair under control instantly. This hair-taming product is small and easy to carry in a bag and use when needed.

Hair Feel Finishing Stick by Aroamas uses natural ingredients such as beeswax, seed oil, primrose oil, and camellia to smoothen flyaways and create a shiny finish. Just dip the mascara brush in the gel and lightly run it over rebellious strands.

2. The magic of dryer sheets: Keep a dryer sheet in your purse for emergencies. When your hair gets charged, place and rub it over your hair. The same way as a dryer sheet neutralizes the static in your clothes, it will instantly help smooth your hair. Try to avoid this method when possible, as a dryer sheet contains toxic chemicals that can be absorbed through your skin.

3. Wet your hands: Sliding your wet fingers along the hair is another quick and easy way to tame fly-away strands.

a girl uses anti-static brush

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Straightener Brush vs Flat Iron: Which is Better for Your Hair?

Traditional straightening tools like flat irons may take a while to create the sleek, shiny look that many women are aiming for. To resolve that, a new straightening appliance has been launched. It combines the heating feature of a flat iron with the convenience of an ordinary hairbrush. This new appliance is was Electric Straightening Brush

This innovative styling tool has a heated base and bristles that enable you to straighten your hair while brushing it. This new generation of hair straighteners is claimed to be a great alternative to traditional straighteners, providing faster and easier straightening.

In recent years, heated styling brushes have become a hot topic in the hair care industry and must-have beauty aid for busy individuals. But this revolutionary straightening tool hasn’t met everyone’s expectations. Some women weren’t satisfied with them and decided to return to their flat irons.

a woman with hair styled with an electric hair brush

Can a Heated Hair Brush Replace Your Flat Iron?

It depends on your needs. If pin-straight hair is what you are aiming for, you should stick to a conventional flat iron. For straightening purposes, electric brushes are less efficient than flat irons. It’s particularly hard to get your ends straight. But you may find this appliance good enough for quick straightening in the morning. You may want to have one for the days you don’t have time to use a flat iron.

Does Electric Hair Brush Work on all Types of Hair?

Manufacturers claim that this “new revolutionary device” can be used on all hair types. But is it possible that a single styling appliance can work perfectly for all hair types, lengths, and conditions?

In most cases, straightening brushes work well for individuals with slightly wavy hair to make their locks straighter without reducing volume and bounce.

A heated styling brush is a great time saver for individuals with curly hair and those with very thick unruly hair. Some curly-haired women are delighted with the reduction in styling time that the new straightening brushes provide, while others may be disappointed with the additional volume.

This brush may not perform well if your hair is too short, because you may experience difficulty in creating the tension needed to straighten your hair.

Some individuals with naturally straight hair use a heated brush to get more volume or to get their hair slightly curled at the ends.

For frizzy hair, ceramic hair straightening brushes with anion anti-static technology can eliminate static electricity and reduce frizz.

Does it work?! |Hair Straightener Brush on Natural Hair – video by Lovely Bryana

Is a Straightening Brush Better than a Flat Iron?

A heated hair brush can indeed provide some benefits that outperform those of a traditional straightening iron. How much benefit you will get depends on your hair type and your personal preferences. Below is the list of potential benefits that a quality electric hair brush can offer:

  1. Saves your time. Compared to a flat iron, by using a heated styling brush, you can shorten the time needed to straighten your hair. How is this possible? When using a heated brush, you can work on larger sections of hair, compared to when using a flat iron. A heated hair brush can handle quite a large portion of hair at once, covering the entire head faster, which cuts down styling time. It is useful for occasions when you need to smooth and style your hair fast.
  2. Gentler on the hair than a flat iron. The straightening process is less damaging to the hair if you use a quality appliance and if you use it properly. Your hair will not overheat, as you don’t press it between hot plates. The duration of exposure to heat is also shorter than when you use a flat iron.
  3. Straightens the hair without flattening it. A straightening brush smooths your hair without reducing the volume. Your hair will retain more body and appear less flat than it will after using a flat iron. If you want volume in your hairstyle, then this is the product for you.
  4. Easy to use. Once you learn the technique, electric hair brushes offer an easier way to straighten hair, compared to ordinary flat irons.

Are there any Disadvantages?

  1. If you want to achieve pin-straight hair, then you’ll be disappointed. Your hair will not be as straight as much as you want.
  2. It may be particularly difficult to smooth the ends of your hair because they will slide away. To straighten a portion of your hair, you have to apply some tension. To create the necessary tension on the ends, use a protective glove that usually comes with the product. You may also choose to shape the ends inwards or outwards if you don’t like them pin-straight, but this may require multiple attempts.
  3. The roots may not get enough heat to straighten and your natural curl pattern may still be noticeable.
a young woman using a hot straightening brush

What Makes a Quality Electric Hair Brush?

1. MCH Heat Technology

The MCH (metal-ceramics heater) saves power, heats instantly, and delivers a consistent temperature for efficient and damage-free straightening.

2. Ceramic 3D Design

A multi-dimensional ceramic heated surface design provides a larger contact area than ordinary flat surfaces and enables you to style larger portions of hair with one stroke. This ensures more even heating and helps shorten the straightening time.

3. Anti-Static Technology

Anti-static technology helps prevent static from building up on your hair by supplying hair strands with negatively charged ions. The ceramic material in a straightening brush emits negative ions that seal the cuticle, cut down frizz, and tame flyaway hair.

4. Anti-Scald Design

The anti-scald design of brush straighteners protects the skin from heat, eliminating the risk of getting burned. The handle and the bristle tips stay cool while the brush is hot inside.

5. Adjustable Temperature Control

An adjustable heat setting is a must-have feature that enables you to set the temperature according to your hair type and the desired style.

Temperature setting guide:

  1. Fine or bleached hair: up to 290℉
  2. Fairly healthy slightly wavy hair: up to 350℉
  3. Thick and curly hair: up to 390℉

MIROPURE Hair Straightener Brush – video

Tips for Using a Heated Styling Brush

There are some specific precautions and tips to follow when using a hairbrush straightener to achieve the best results and prevent heat and mechanical damage.

  1. Use a hot brush only on freshly washed, conditioned, and dried hair. Residue and dirt in your hair can cause tangles and lead to breakage.
  2. Also, keep your brush clean by wiping it regularly with a dry fiber cloth to clean residue and dust that collects over time. Remove hair trapped in the base of the brush.
  3. Never use a heated styling brush on wet hair. If applied to wet hair, electric brushes can cause heat damage, similar to damage from a flat iron. Also, the brush won’t slide smoothly when your hair is wet. That is why you should use an electric brush straightener only on dry and clean hair.
  4. Make sure to remove any tangles before you start straightening. Using a heated brush over knotted hair may cause breakage.
  5. Apply a heat protectant while your hair is still damp to lock in moisture and minimize the chance of heat damage.
  6. A brush straightener is more effective if you brush from underneath, by lifting a portion of hair and moving the brush from the roots to the ends. Stretching the hair with your other hand can help.

What Else Should You Know Before Buying a Heated Hair Brush?

  • A hairbrush straightener can be a great time saver for individuals who are looking for a way to reduce styling time.
  • if you prefer pin-straight hair you won’t be happy with this product. If you decide to buy one for getting ready fast when you are short of time, keep your flat iron for special occasions.
  • Try the brush before purchasing if possible.
  • Go to YouTube and watch video tutorials.
  • Take into consideration the latest models, as hair brushes are a relatively new product and there might be some improvements.
  • Select a returnable product to be sure you don’t waste your money.
a woman with hair styled with hot brush in the salon

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How to Reduce Heat Damage from Flat Ironing Your Hair

Flat irons are an extremely popular styling device that helps you get straight glossy hair without leaving your home. However, this styling tool that gives you that glamorous look can cause irreversible damage to your hair. The chances for hair damage increase if you use the appliance inappropriately, or when your hair is not adequately protected. Hair straighteners use extremely high temperatures (up to 450°F), which can fry your hair if you don’t use a heat protectant.

Signs of Heat Damaged Hair

The high heat from straightening irons can damage the cuticle layer, making strands porous and prone to frizz and split ends. Frequent heat straightening can deprive the hair of the vital moisture that keeps your strands elastic and strong.

The high temperatures during flat ironing can also weaken the hair’s internal protein structure, leaving your strands weak and prone to breakage.

Heat damage is hard to undo, and heat-destroyed hair cannot recover from the damage. Cutting it may be your only option to get rid of the damage.

A girl straightening the section of the hair with a flat iron

How to Prevent Heat Damage to Your Hair

Since heat-induced damage is irreversible, it is advisable to take proper precautions to prevent the damage from occurring. Here are some tips on how to use a flat iron without compromising the integrity of your hair.

1. Make Sure Your Hair is Completely Dry before Straightening

Your hair is most fragile and susceptible to damage when it’s wet. Flat ironing wet hair can lead to “bubble hair” unless you use a wet-to-dry flat iron. To reduce the amount of heat, consider letting your hair air dry instead of blow-drying it before flat ironing.

If you are busy and need to blow-dry your hair, make sure to thoroughly towel-dry it after washing using a highly absorbent towel. It is recommended to use an ionic hair dryer that helps lock in moisture, reduces drying time, and tames frizz. Blow-dry in a downward motion to make hair as straight as possible before starting the flat-ironing.

Wet & dry flat irons are designed to have an option for styling damp hair. The plates have holes or steam vents that remove water from your hair. An additional benefit is that drying and styling your hair at the same time can be less time-consuming than the traditional heat straightening method.

2. Do not Flat Iron your Hair Daily

Flat irons should be used in moderation. Less frequent heat straightening helps reduce the risk of heat damage and gives you healthier hair in the long run. For very fragile hair such as fine, color-treated, or relaxed hair, it is not advisable to use a flat iron more than once a month.

3. Flat Iron Clean Hair

Make sure your hair is clean and properly protected before you start heat straightening. When you apply heat to unwashed hair, styling product residue and dirt could fry on your hair. Before you begin the straightening process, wash your hair using a moisturizing or smoothing shampoo and conditioner. Moisturizing ingredients help protect hair’s natural oils while smoothing components seal the cuticles and make it easier to achieve a straight, sleek style.

Also, make sure to clean your appliance regularly to remove dirt and product buildup from the plates.

A beautiful brunette using a flat iron to style her long hair

4. Purchase Quality Appliances

It’s worth investing in a quality appliance that can give you sleek hair without causing noticeable damage. High-quality flat irons require fewer passes to achieve the look that you are aiming for.

A professional-grade flat iron with tourmaline-infused ceramic plates is designed to evenly distribute heat and provide faster styling. Tourmaline-infused ceramic produces negative ions that seal the cuticle and protect hair from drying out. Be sure that your device is equipped with multiple heat settings, so you can control the heat level to be compatible with your hair type.

Vibrating flat irons use a combination of heat and vibration to glide smoothly over the section of the hair. Tiny vibrations reduce pulling and snagging, allowing for easier release of hair. This makes the heat straightening process faster and reduces the possibility of heat damage or breakage. This type of flat iron works best on thick, coarse hair.

Steam flat irons release steam from a built-in water tank to moisten the hair during straightening, so they are less likely to burn your hair than regular straighteners.

5. Select Appropriate Heat Settings

Use your flat iron moderately and adjust the heat level according to your hair texture and condition. Fine hair requires lower temperature settings than thick or coarse hair. If your hair is fine, select a temperature below 325°F. For medium hair texture and fairly healthy strands, the temperature should range between 300°F to 375°F.

Color-treated and chemically processed hair is more prone to heat damage than healthy hair. Thicker hair can handle temperatures ranging from 360 to 410 degrees. For curly hair, it is advisable to stay below 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Hairdresser holding a hair straightener

6. Use Heat Protection Products

To minimize heat damage, always use a heat-protectant before straightening your hair. These products fortify the hair with moisture and form a protective layer to defend hair against heat damage. Select a product formulated with natural and organic ingredients, as it will stay in your hair.

A heat protector should be applied to clean, damp hair to be absorbed into the hair shaft. Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles and to evenly spread the product from the roots to the ends. This will enable the plates to glide smoothly and prevent the hair from getting caught.

If you have fine or oily hair, select a lightweight heat defender spray that will leave your hair feeling weightless. The quality nozzle is crucial for even spreading and avoiding product waste or build-up.

7. Use Bond Building Products

Bond Building treatments help to repair hair damage from heat styling and chemical treatments. You can go to the salon to get a stand-alone reparative bond multiplying treatment or you can use at-home bond reinforcing products that are designed to maintain the result achieved by the salon treatment. You can also purchase bond reinforcing products in the form of shampoos, conditioners, leave-in masks, and smoothing serums. Incorporating these innovative products in your hair care routine helps your hair to recover from previous damage and become more resilient to future damage from hot styling tools, chemicals, and environmental stressors.

8. Section your Hair

For an easier and more efficient straightening process, divide your hair into sections and twist them up using large clips. Divide those large sections into smaller, easy-to-manage portions, based on the size of your plates. Clip up all the sections of hair except the one you have released to work on. Begin from the lower sections of your hair, sliding the iron down the section, and continue to the top focusing on one piece at a time. The section you work on should be small enough to pass between the plates easily. Straightening too much hair at a time may require extra passes which will increase the possibility of heat damage.

9. Keep your Straightening Iron Moving

Keep your hot appliance in constant motion. Don’t let the appliance sit in one spot for more than 3 seconds, as keeping the iron in one spot or running it too slowly will increase the likelihood of heat damage. Try to straighten each section in a single pass. If you need to go through the same section more than once, take a small break between passes to reduce the chances of heat damage to a minimum.

a fashion woman with heat straightened hair

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How to Reduce Frizz in Your Hair

Frizzy hair is one of the most annoying problems that many women deal with, especially during the humid summer months. Frizz makes hair unattractive and difficult to manage. Although the problem may seem overwhelming, some effective practices can help to keep the frizz under control.

Hair gets frizzy when the outer layer of your hair (cuticle) doesn’t lay flat. Ruffled and damaged cuticles cannot lock in the moisture needed to keep hair strong and elastic. Moisture-deprived hair tends to absorb water from the air. The porous exterior surface of the hair strand allows moisture from the atmosphere to pass through, causing the hair strands to swell, creating a frizzy look.

Before trying to prevent or tame frizz, you need to understand what causes your hair to look frizzy.

a cute African American girl with frizzy hair

What Causes Frizzy Hair?

  • The Environment: Changes in humidity levels make hair look frizzy and lose its smooth texture and shine. Humid air, wind, and UV radiation are the most common frizz-causing environmental factors. Heated indoor air can also cause frizz and flyaway hair.
  • Genetics: Naturally dry, delicate hair can be inherited. Different hair types have different reactions when exposed to humidity. Curly hair is dry because it lacks protective oils that provide a barrier against humidity. We already know that dry hair tends to suck up moisture and turn frizzy.
  • Hair care regimen:  Some hair care and hair styling practices such as over-washing or using excessive heat, can lead to dryness, damage, and breakage, contributing to the appearance of frizz.
  • Chemical treatments: Other sources of frizz are chemical hair treatments, like hair coloring, bleaching, and perming. Using too many chemicals can strip the hair of protective oils and damage the cuticle layer which assists in the moisture retention process. Over-processed hair is dry and porous and readily absorbs moisture from humid air.

How to Prevent Frizz from Occurring?

To get your frizz under control, you have to deal with the root causes of frizzy hair. Below are a few guidelines on what changes you need to make in your current routine to prevent frizz from developing and get smoother hair.

  1. Reduce frequency of washing. Don’t wash your hair daily. Overwashing can strip hair of its natural oils, which help control and prevent frizz. For people with normal or dry hair, it is advisable to wash their hair twice a week at most, using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo. Don’t rinse your hair with hot water after using shampoo and conditioner, as hot water raises the cuticle and causes frizz.
  2. Avoid excessive brushing. Avoid using a hair brush for combing your hair. Brushing, especially when using a plastic comb, can disrupt the hair cuticle, resulting in hair static. Excessive brushing also stretches hair strands, which may lead to breakage. Breakage leaves twisted hair pieces that lead to that “poofy” appearance.
  3. Don’t rub your hair with a towel. Rough towel drying can disturb the cuticle and create frizz. Gently squeeze excess water from your hair and wrap it in a microfiber towel or a T-shirt to soak up moisture, keeping the cuticle smooth.
  4. Avoid alcohol-containing products. Alcohol and other preservatives are often used in hair products to extend their shelf life. Alcohol-filled hair styling products can dry hair, causing the appearance of frizz. To reduce frizz, make a switch to alcohol-free styling products.
  5. Be careful with flat ironing. If possible, stop or reduce the use of hot styling tools. If you do use a flat iron, start at a low-temperature setting and don’t exceed 365 F to avoid damage to hair from excessive heat.
  6. Protect your hair from environmental factors. To prevent frizz, avoid exposing your hair to the wind and humidity. Put your hair in a bun or pull it up into a ponytail on windy and humid days. Before you go swimming, protect your hair from chlorine, which can strip the hair of natural oils, resulting in dryness and damage. Saturate your hair with fresh water before you enter the pool and rinse it immediately after you finish swimming.
unhappy curly woma in gray casual sweater brushing her frizzy hair

How to Tame Frizzy Hair

  1. Use conditioner after each shampoo. Use a rinse-out conditioner each time you shampoo to smooth the cuticle and keep your hair well-moisturized.  Use cool water during the conditioning stage to close down the cuticle, prevent frizz, and impart shine.
  2. Dry the hair properly. Let your hair air-dry 90 percent of the way before you blow-dry. Select a hairdryer with ionic technology that helps reduce static electricity. Use low-temperature settings and blow dry in a downward motion to smooth the cuticles and prevent your strands from developing frizz.
  3. Do deep conditioning. Apply a deep-conditioning treatment once a week to infuse your dry hair with moisture, repair damaged strands, and increase softness and shine. Use packs with potent moisturizing ingredients, such as olive, avocado, and jojoba oils. Doing hot-oil treatments also helps keep your hair properly moisturized and frizz-free.
  4. Use leave-in conditioners. Apply a leave-in conditioner while your hair is still damp to gently remove tangles and prevent damage from combing. A leave-in conditioner fills your locks with extra moisture and helps smooth frizzy strands.
  5. Use a wide-toothed comb. Gently comb your hair while it is still wet, using a wide-toothed comb, to reduce breakage. Avoid using plastic combs or brushes to keep static away from your hair.
  6. Use anti-frizz serums. You can use anti-frizz styling products, such as anti-frizz serums and hair sprays that contain water-soluble silicones (Dimethicone Copolyol and Cyclomethicone). Those products coat your hair with a thin film, which acts as a barrier between the hair strands and outdoor humidity.
  7. Use hair oils. Plant oils, like argan, almond, and coconut oil trap moisture inside the hair, tame static and frizz, and add a healthy shine. Apply a dime-size amount of oil to clean, damp hair, preferably to the ends. These nourishing oils differ from heavy synthetic products because they help repair hair damage, instead of just covering it.
  8. Switch to a satin pillowcase. Cotton pillowcases suck up the moisture from your hair. Satin or silk pillowcases are smoother and gentler to hair, which helps retain moisture and reduce frizz-inducing friction.
  9. Get regular trims. Trim your hair regularly to remove damaged ends. Damaged hair is more prone to develop frizz than healthy and well-nourished hair.
a student girl with frizzy hair

In-Salon Treatments for Frizzy Hair

Keratin Hair Treatment

This procedure involves the application of liquid keratin into the hair and intense flat iron heat to seal the treatment. Keratin straightening products coat the hair strands and create straight, smooth, and frizz-free hair.

Brazilian Blowout

This hair smoothing treatment infuses the mixture of amino acids into the cuticle layer to make your hair smoother, shinier, and less frizzy.

Hair Botox   

Hair Botox is a new ultra-nourishing technology that uses organic compounds to restore damaged hair. The formula contains nourishing active ingredients that penetrate the hair shaft to repair damaged fibers, seal the gaps, and flatten ruffled cuticles.

Hair Glossing Treatments

Hair gloss and hair glaze treatments will coat your strands to reduce porosity, eliminate frizz, and add reflective shine to your hair. Those treatments also enhance the color vibrancy and slow down the color fading process.

A young girl holding an umbrella and protecting her hair from frizz

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Using Clay for Hair Washing

Is Clay Good for Hair?

Clay has been used for therapeutic and cosmetic purposes since ancient times. Today, clay is a must-have product in any nature-inspired beauty regimen. The cleansing and soothing properties of clay and the absence of chemicals make it increasingly popular among people who prefer natural beauty products.

This nature-made material is rich in minerals and nutrients, which makes it suitable for cosmetic purposes. Cosmetic clays have clarifying properties and can remove excess oils, dirt, and chemicals from the skin and hair.

This powerful detoxifier is negatively charged, so it can attract positively charged ions, toxins, and product build-up from the hair and scalp. When combined with water, clay binds to these residues and eliminates them from the skin and hair.  It nourishes the hair and scalp with minerals and nutrients, unblocks clogged hair follicles, and helps relieve dandruff and hair loss.

Clay also softens hair, helps with detangling, and enhances curl patterns, which makes it a favorite product for women with natural hair.

Cosmetic clay in bowls

Clay for Hair Washing

Washing hair with clay is a growing trend, as many people are switching to a natural hair care regimen to avoid toxic chemicals in commercial hair care products. There are various types of clay on the hair care market, but there are three most commonly used for cleansing natural hair:

1) Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay is formed by volcanic activities and was first found in Fort Benton in the USA.  This is a great therapeutic clay that may be consumed for detoxing and revitalizing the entire body or applied topically to cleanse and detox the skin and hair.

Bentonite Clay is highly absorbent and has a strong attraction to positively charged chemicals, toxins, and impurities. This property makes it perfect for cleansing and detoxifying skin and hair.

Benefits for Hair

  • It thoroughly cleanses the hair and takes away product buildup, excess oil, dirt, and everything bad from your scalp and hair. It won’t dry out hair if used properly.
  • High levels of mineral elements, such as calcium, silica, iron, and potassium, help condition the hair and combat hair loss.
  • Bentonite Clay makes detangling easier, reduces frizz, increases curl definition, imparts shine, and makes hair more manageable.

2) Rhassoul Clay

Rhassoul Clay, also known as ghassoul clay or Red Moroccan Clay, is a reddish-brown clay that originates from Morocco. This nutritious mineral clay has been traditionally used in Morocco for skin and hair care. Red Moroccan Clay is a highly regarded beauty product, due to its strong purifying and cleansing abilities and therapeutic benefits.  It blends easily with water, forming a smooth, silky paste, which is an excellent cleanser for the skin and hair.

Benefits for Hair

  • Red Moroccan Clay gently cleanses the hair, without depleting protective natural oils from the hair and scalp. It also conditions your hair, leaving it moisturized and soft after washing.
  • Rhassoul Clay soothes the scalp, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It reduces dryness and flakiness and provides relief from dandruff and psoriasis.
  • It removes excess oil, unblocks clogged pores, and creates the optimal environment for healthy hair growth.
  • Due to its high mineral content, this clay eliminates the need for deep conditioning after washing hair. It acts as a detangler for natural hair and helps define and soften waves and curls.

3) Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay, also called China Clay, is widely used in the cosmetic industry. Kaolin Clay has the lowest pH and has the gentlest cleansing action among all clays.

It gently removes impurities from the scalp and hair, without stripping natural oils, and is ideal for people with dry or sensitive skin. Its absorptive capacity is not significant. However, if you have dry hair, this clay may be the right choice.

Kaolin clay is available in several colors, based on the mineral constituents.

Benefits

  • This clay gently cleanses hair and scalp, without excessive drying.
  • It stimulates blood circulation and gently exfoliates the scalp while cleansing.
  • Kaolin clay strengthens hair, improves elasticity, and helps repair damaged hair.
  • It soothes the scalp, helps treat dandruff, and encourages hair growth.

Advantages of Clay over Commercial Hair Shampoos

  1. The strong ionic negative charge gives the clay its ability to draw out impurities from the hair. Many cleansing and conditioning properties make it a great alternative to commercial hair shampoos. Clay is rich in minerals and nutrients and can offer benefits that regular shampoos can’t provide. Clays can be used for washing hair regardless of hair type.
  2. If you are fed up with chemical-laden shampoos, incorporate clay into your hair care regimen. Clay washes are natural and free of harsh cleansing agents, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, and other synthetic ingredients.
  3. If you are going no-poo, you need deep cleaning, occasionally.  A clay mask will clarify and detox your hair and scalp, without the excessive drying associated with clarifying shampoos.
  4. Some clays will clarify and condition your hair at the same time. Clay provides a nutrient boost to your hair and leaves it feeling soft and easier to detangle.
  5. Washing with some clays makes the scalp healthier, offering relief to people who suffer from itchiness, dandruff, and psoriasis.
  6. Clay is naturally biodegradable and will not pollute water systems and rivers.

The Disadvantage of Washing Hair with Clay

Washing your hair with clay is messier and less convenient than using regular shampoos.

two bowls with clay masks for hair

How to Wash Your Hair with Clay

Mix 1-2 tablespoons of clay powder with water in a non-metallic container. For long or very curly hair, you need to add more clay and make the mixture thinner, but not runny.

Wet your hair as usual, then massage the mixture into the scalp for a few minutes. Saturate hair thoroughly and make sure to reach your scalp. Rinse hair thoroughly, using plenty of running water; otherwise, the tiny clay particles can remain in your hair.

Helpful Tips

  • Use only non-metallic utensils and bowls when mixing, as the metal will interact with clay and lessen its effectiveness.
  • Make sure that the clay doesn’t dry on your hair; otherwise, it will be difficult to get it out of the hair.
  • Add a few drops of argan oil to the mixture to help impart shine or add some other oils of your preference for conditioning benefits.
  • Most clays have much higher alkalinity than your hair. Use apple cider vinegar rinse to help restore your hair’s natural pH balance after washing it with clay.
beautiful young woman with long curly hair nourished with clay

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How to Keep Your Bleached Hair in Good Condition

The bleaching process can have negative effects on your hair’s health, leaving your strands fragile and susceptible to split ends and breakage.

To prevent further damage and an unwanted haircut, you need to take special care of your processed blonde hair. Below are some effective tips on how to handle regular bleaching/coloring sessions and keep your blonde hair in good condition.

After washing, don’t rub your hair with a towel, as this will roughen up the hair cuticle, causing tangles, frizz, and breakage. Instead, use a soft microfiber hair towel to pat dry your hair and soak up excess water without causing friction and damage.

Allow your hair to air dry as often as possible. Avoid excess brushing, as bleached hair is not strong enough to withstand too much manipulation without breaking off. Also, limit the use of hot styling tools. Use a heat protectant and keep your dryer in the lowest heat setting.

a sensual woman with bleach damaged hair

Before swimming in a pool, make sure to wet your hair with non-chlorinated water and wear a swimming cap. This way your hair will soak up fewer chemicals from the pool water. Also, make sure to rinse your hair soon after swimming.

Sunlight may escalate dryness and turn your hair brassy. Cover your head with a hat when spending long periods in the sun. Use sunscreen spray to protect your locks from overdrying and to prevent color fading.

Best Products for Bleached Hair

1. Shampoo and Conditioner for Bleached Hair

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To prevent overdrying, don’t shampoo immediately after a bleaching session. Instead, condition hair to get back some of its natural moisture. Wait a few days before going back to your regular washing routine and make sure to use a good moisturizing and sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.

Your lightened hair needs products packed with natural, highly moisturizing ingredients. Use products that are specially designed for dry, colored, or damaged hair. Avoid shampoos and conditioners that contain sulfates, as sulfate-based cleansers can be very harsh on fragile processed hair.

To retain moisture inside the hair, avoid frequent shampooing. Overwashing can strip the hair of its natural, protective oils and leave it feeling dry and brittle. Wash your hair no more than twice a week to allow the natural oils to form a protective coating around hair strands. Use conditioner generously every time you wash your hair.

Always use lukewarm water, as hot water can dry out your locks and make the color fade faster. If your hair feels greasy, use a dry shampoo to stretch out the time between washes.

To prevent the drying effects of frequent shampooing and to bring your hair back to its healthy condition, consider a pre-shampoo treatment. Many pre-wash formulas are made to preserve moisture and restore the elasticity and softness of your dry, overly-porous hair.

Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampooir?t=klikkutakcom 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B07D37PQGL and Conditioner set is formulated to repair bonds within the hair to undo the damage from chemical treatments and protect overly processed hair from further damage. This helps restore internal strength and reduce hair breakage after multiple bleaching/coloring sessions. This shampoo and conditioner set also eliminates frizz, improves manageability, and enhances hair shine.

elegant blonde woman with long bleached hair

2. Purple Shampoos for Bleached Hair

Bleached hair is quite porous and prone to discoloration and turning brassy soon after coloring. To get rid of yellow undertones and combat unwanted brassiness, you need to use a purple toning shampoo once a week. Here are some good products that can be of great help.

Pravana The Perfect Blonde Purple Toning Hair Shampooir?t=klikkutakcom 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01DFK47EQ is a highly pigmented and very effective purple shampoo formulated to counteract yellow and brassy tones in lightened blonde hair. This sulfate-free purple shampoo gently removes excess oil and enhances brightness and shine, while keeping your blonde locks brass-free.

To prolong the time between coloring sessions, use temporary color products. The gentlest way to refresh the color of your bleached hair or temporary color very lightened hair is to use color depositing shampoos, color depositing conditioners, and hair color rinses.

3. Hair Masks for Bleached Hair

Regular deep conditioning will compensate for the loss of moisture, rebuild hair strength, and restore its original sheen and softness. To maintain softness and elasticity, make sure to deep condition your hair once a week.

1. Mon Platin Professional Black Caviar Total Blonde Hair Mask for blonde, bleached, or lightened hair is formulated to deeply condition, hydrate, detangle, and revive hair damaged by bleaching, coloring, and other chemical treatments.

2. amika The Kure Intense Repair Maskir?t=klikkutakcom 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B07H33XCTK is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids, that repair damage from frequent bleaching and make hair stronger, shinier, and more manageable. It is free of harsh ingredients and is safe for color-treated and keratin-treated hair.

4. Leave-In Conditioners

You need to be especially gentle when combing your hair.  A few drops of moisturizing leave-in conditioner applied to damp hair help untangle strands and keep the breakage to a minimum. A good leave-in conditioner also provides the right amount of hydration to dry, overworked hair and may offer protection from the sun.

5. Protein Fillers

A protein filler is another must-have product if you regularly lighten your hair. This hair repairing treatment will make your over-processed and porous hair feel healthy and smooth again.

Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde Miracle Filler ir?t=klikkutakcom 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B07GBGYJFTis a daily leave-in treatment for highlighted blonde hair. This product claims to make salon blonde hair 78% stronger with continuous use while making a noticeable difference after the first application. It works as a detangler, adds volume to fine hair, and reduces frizzing.

The Keravis –a vegetable protein in the formula, fills in gaps in hair’s cuticle, leaving your overprocessed, brittle hair feeling softer and healthier. The filler should be applied to damp hair before blow-drying and styling.

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6. Bond Multipliers

Olaplex Hair Perfector

Olaplex Step No 1 Bond Multiplier added directly to the lightener before application helps prevent damage during the bleaching process.

Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 ir?t=klikkutakcom 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00SNM5US4 helps reverse damage from chemical processing and protects hair from further damage and breakage. It is suitable for use at home between coloring seasons. Use this product once a week to rebuild and reconnect broken disulfide bonds and keep your hair strong and healthy.

Apply Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 to towel-dried hair, comb it through, and leave it in the hair for at least 10 minutes. The treatment can be left on the hair for longer periods to provide even better results, but it must be shampooed and rinsed out of the hair due to some chemical compounds in its formula.

Bonding systems are gaining popularity as more and more people are playing with trendy colors and need protection from damage during their color adventures.

Having such potent damage-repairing products doesn’t mean that you should stop caring about harsh environmental factors that can work against your hair health.

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How to Minimize Damage to Your Hair from Bleaching

What is Bleaching?

Bleaching is an oxidation process that lifts the original hair color from your hair. Bleaching chemicals penetrate the cuticle and degrade existing hair pigments, thus removing the original color from the strands. This process turns your hair white or colorless. Bleaching kits contain bleach in powder form and a cream developer with hydrogen peroxide that must be mixed with bleach to activate it.

The outer hair cuticle needs to be lifted to allow penetration of bleaching solution into the hair shaft. During the bleaching process, the hair color changes gradually. Depending on your natural color, your hair may go through many stages of brown, red, orange, and yellow before reaching a white-blonde shade.

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Possible Damage to Hair from Using Bleach

Unfortunately, bleaching agents don’t only affect color molecules in your hair. The bleaching process also weakens protein bonds, making the hair brittle and more fragile than before. The hair’s natural keratin is also weakened, resulting in structural damage to the hair.

Bleaching strips your hair of its natural oils that keep your strands healthy and moisturized. Bleaching chemicals can weaken the cuticle scales, leaving the inner core of hair exposed and prone to moisture loss. This leaves your hair feeling dry and overly porous.

In conclusion, bleaching is a harsh process that can leave your hair overly dry, brittle, frizzy, susceptible to tangling, and more prone to breakage, static, and split ends than previously.

Related post: How to Keep Your Bleached Hair in Good Condition

How to Minimize Risks of Damaging Your Hair

If you have been thinking about bleaching your hair, it is always better to consult a professional, especially if your hair is on the darker side. After the initial transformation, you can try to save money by touching up your roots at home.

However, if you bleach your hair at home, be aware that bleaching is a risky and time-consuming process that requires the use of proper techniques and the right tools to avoid long-term damage.  Here are a few helpful tips before you start.

1. Avoid drugstore brands of hair as they can cause severe damage and opt for professional-quality products available in salons or reputable beauty shops. Quality bleaching products also contain nourishing ingredients and conditioning agents in their formulation.

2. It is advisable to use the lowest volume which should be effective in removing your original color but is still gentle on your scalp and hair. Use no more than a 20-volume developer for light brown and dark blonde hair, while medium-dark and deep red hair need a 30-volume developer to be effective. If you want to go from dark hair to white blonde, you will need a more intensive bleaching treatment and professional help.

3. After selecting the right volume of the developer, you need to properly adjust the time to get the desired blonde shade. Leaving the bleach in your hair too long will fry the hair. If your hair is not completely lightened during the recommended time, rinse the chemicals out and reapply the bleach a few days later.

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4. When bleaching dark hair, you should gradually lighten it before reaching a blonde shade. A resting period of at least a week between bleaching sessions will give your hair some time to recover from damage. Deep conditioning treatments work well between bleach applications.

5. If your hair has recently been permed or chemically straightened, bleaching can lead to excessive hair damage. It is advisable to wait at least two weeks for your hair to heal before putting it through the bleaching process.

6. Don’t wash your hair a day or two before the bleaching session. Let the protective coating of your natural oils prevent scalp irritation and protect your hair from over-drying. Paint your roots close, but don’t apply the mixture directly onto the scalp to avoid chemical burns.

7. Make sure to do a deep conditioning treatment one or two weeks before your bleaching session. Building up moisture in the hair before bleaching will minimize damage and help preserve the integrity of your hair.

8. Coconut oil pre-highlight treatment will protect your scalp and hair from burns and damage caused by bleach. Cover your hair with coconut oil and leave it overnight or at least an hour before bleaching. Apply the bleach with the oil still in your hair.

9. Make sure to rinse off the bleach solution completely from your hair. Any remaining chemicals in your hair can cause scalp burns and further damage to the hair.

10. Use a protein filler to balance out porosity, reduce the damage, and spread color more evenly.

11. For managing newly grown hair, apply the bleach only to the new growth and avoid putting the formulation on hair that’s already blonde to avoid damaging it.

Importance of Using Olaplex

The best way to protect your hair from the damaging effects of chemicals in the bleach is to use OLAPLEX Bond Multiplier. Olaplex works to minimize damage and repair the hair during the bleaching/coloring service. Olaplex No1 Bond Multiplier added to your lightener/bleach allows the hair to be lifted higher without serious damage. Olaplex reconstructs the previously broken bonds and protects your strands from further damage, enabling you to grow longer healthier hair.

A range of different bond multipliers has been introduced recently for a similar purpose – to protect hair from chemical damage and prevent breakage after coloring, bleaching, and texturizing treatments.

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Sugar Hair Sprays – the Gentle Alternative to Drying Salt Sprays

What is Sugar Spray?

These multi-purpose styling products are becoming a popular alternative to salt-based texturizing sprays. Sugar hair sprays are infused with sugar cane extract, which can give fullness, texture, and glossiness to your hair. Unlike conventional hair sprays, most sugar sprays are free of drying alcohol and harsh chemicals. Unlike sea-salt sprays, they won’t strip your hair of its natural moisture. These styling products are also safe for the environment.

Sugar sprays add a great ocean texture to your locks with lasting benefits. If you want to achieve that popular beach hair look, without the drying effects of salt, a sugar hairspray can be the right choice.

a woman styling hair by using a sugar hair spray

Best candidates: Sugar cane extract is a good moisturizing agent that can be particularly beneficial for individuals with dry, damaged, or chemically processed hair. This effective humectant draws moisture to the hair and coats each strand, creating the illusion of fuller hair. If used carefully sugar styling sprays still allow your hair to have plenty of bounce and movement.

It is a great choice if you need to make your hair more manageable, especially if you have fine hair.

These products are suitable for all hair types and textures and can be applied either to damp or dry hair. When used before blow-drying, sugar sprays give hair a fuller appearance. When applied after styling, they provide great hold and help your hairstyle last longer.

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Popular brands: Bodifying + Bamboo Fiber-Full Sugar High Tousle Spray by OGX (bamboo fibers and sugar cane extract), Wella EIMI Sugar Lift Sugar Spray (pleasant scent, and a great lift for fine hair but contains METHYLPARABEN), Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Tease Hairspray (citrus/vanilla scent, great texturizer for fine hair, but defective pumps), SeaSugar Salt-Free Beach Spray by ColorProof (block UV rays to protect the color), Professional Sugar Beach Spray by Kenra, and Pureology Style + Protect Beach Waves Sugar Spray (tousled, beachy waves without drying effect, color-protecting sunscreens).

Benefits of Using a Sugar-Based Spray for Styling Your Hair

  1. More volume: These styling products work great for anyone with thin, fine hair that needs more body and texture. Sugar sprays enhance natural texture and help build volume and style. They also provide lift and help keep the volume all day long.
  2. Better hold: A sugar spray enhances the body and gives control to limp straight hair, giving it much-needed structure and making it more voluminous.  Sugar sprays also help to control and maintain hold for hair that is already voluminous.
  3. Conditioning benefits: Sugar cane extract has moisturizing and conditioning properties and helps protect hair from breakage. If your hair is on the dry side, you might want to try a sugar-based styling spray.
  4. Curl enhancer: This product nourishes your curls and enhances your natural curl pattern. It also helps your curling iron curls stay longer.
  5. Frizz tamer: A sugar spray cuts down on the frizz and helps tame flyaway hair.
  6. Shine booster: This hairspray also adds a little extra shine to your hair.
  7. Color-friendly: Sugar extract won’t strip color from your hair. Remember to check the label to make sure that the spray doesn’t contain sulfates or sodium chloride alongside the sugar extract.
  8. The flowers of heaven: Sugar styling sprays leave your hair smelling great and generally have a more pleasant scent than salt sprays.

Downsides

  1. Sugar hairspray can leave your hair a bit crunchy if you use too much of the product. To avoid stiffness, use no more than a few squirts. Try spraying the product onto your hands and then applying it to your hair.
  2. Some brands may contain harsh chemicals such as parabens, fragrances, Methylisothiazolinone, Citral, Coumarin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Limonene, and Linalool. Always check the label and opt for a product with natural ingredients. The majority of quality sugar-infused sprays contain only sugar extract and a few nourishing ingredients.
  3. Sticking residue may clog the nozzle, preventing the product from dispensing correctly. To fix it, try to run the nozzle under hot water for several minutes.
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Sugar Hair Sprays Vs. Salt Infused Hair Sprays

Sugar hair sprays are less drying to the hair than salt-based products due to the moisturizing effects of sugar extract. This is particularly important if you have curly or chemically processed hair.

Sugar cane extract has a conditioning effect, so these sprays are more suitable for chemically processed and damaged hair than sea salt sprays.

Sugar styling sprays can be used to control frizz and flyaway hair, while salt sprays can exacerbate frizz due to the drying effects sea salt can have on hair.

Sugar-based sprays enhance hair’s shine, while salt sprays give hair a beachy texture with a more matte look.

Salt found in hair sprays can strip color and keratin treatment from your hair. Sugar-based hair sprays are keratin– and color-friendly products as long as they don’t contain strong chemicals in their formula.

Salt sprays provide a more texturized look and work best for fine hair to add body and thickness. Sugar sprays provide better hold and a softer texture, and they are ideal for styling medium to thick hair.

Sugar styling sprays will offer more softness and subtle waves, while sea salt sprays help you get a gritty look and beachy waves.

How to Use a Sugar Hair Spray?

Sugar styling sprays are suitable for all hair types and can be used either on dry or damp hair. You can use the product before blow-drying if you want to add extra volume or apply it after styling your hair if you want more hold. Spray 20-30 cm away from the hair to make your hairstyle last.

To give fine hair volume, spray a few spritzes on damp, ready to blow-dry the hair. To create maximum body, lift hair, and spray near your roots before blow-drying.

For a just-back-from-the-beach texture and tousled waves, apply to damp hair before blow-drying, focusing the spray on the midsection and ends of your hair. Apply to dry hair and scrunch small sections to get a fresh tousled look.

Apply a few spritzes to dry hair for light to medium hold. Spray more after styling for a long-lasting, firm hold. Spray in layers for the strongest hold, but don’t overdo it to avoid crunchiness.

Spraying the product on damp hair and combing it through may help to prevent crunchiness.

Cover your clothes with a towel during application as the spray can be sticky when wet.

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DIY Sea Salt Spray That Won’t Dry Out Hair and The Best Brands to Buy

You have probably noticed that after spending a day at the beach your hair gets beachy waves and a lot of texture. If you like that messy tousled look, you will be glad to know that there is a hair product available to obtain similar results.

A sea salt spray is a hair styling product, that could mimic natural beach hairstyles, giving your hair a gritty texture and perfectly imperfect messy waves. It can also give your hair some rest from constant blow drying and possible heat damage.

The best part of using this styling product is that you can get the desired look almost instantly, no matter how far from the sea you are. Beach sprays work for everyone’s hair but results may vary depending on the type, texture, and length.

How to Make Your own Natural Sea Salt Spray

DIY sea salt spray is very simple to make. Making sea salt spray at home saves you money and gives you more control over the ingredients, so you can customize it to your needs.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup water (distilled)
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt or Epson salt
  • 4-5 drops of essential oil of  your choice (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon of unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 spray bottle (preferably glass)

Aloe vera is a great moisturizer, so if your hair is on the dry side add aloe vera gel to your beach hair spray to prevent the salt from drying out your locks.

Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) has conditioning properties, so it is less drying than sea salt.

Essential oils like lemon grass, grapefruit, or orange essential oil will add a nice summery scent.

Coconut oil will help to hydrate your hair and scalp.

In a  mixing bowl, add hot water and salt and stir until the salt is completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool, and then pour it into your spray bottle. Add the rest of the ingredients. Place the cap on the bottle and shake well to combine.

DIY sea salt spray may least three months when stored at room temperature.

How to Use Sea Salt Spray

a girl applying sea salt spray to her curly hair

Shake the bottle well. Spray on wet hair and comb through, then scrunch to create body and waves. Let your hair air dry or blow dry it. You can apply a few spritzes after blow-drying your hair to get more voluminous waves. Otherwise, you can spray your hands and run them throughout your hair to get imperfect beachy waves.

You need to use sea salt spray sparingly. If you use too much of the product, it can make your hair look crunchy or crispy.

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How to Buy a Quality Beach Hair Spray

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When shopping for a quality sea salt spray, look for a product that meets the following criteria:

  1. Look for a product formulated with the finest natural ingredients that don’t irritate sensitive skin or do any harm to your hair.
  2. Your sea spray should contain moisturizing oils and conditioning ingredients to protect your hair from drying out. The extended use of salt sprays can worsen hair damage. The protection is especially important for curly hair that is already dry by nature.
  3. A good sea spray should add texture to straight hair that otherways lays flat or needs additional styling effort to get a wavy look. It should also add much-needed volume to fine hair, making it feel thicker and fuller.
  4. The product ideally provides a slight hold without making your hair stiff or crunchy.
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Related Products

Here are a few suggestions to help you decide:

1. Beach Wave Spray for Straight Hair: Davines This is a Sea Salt Spray

This unisex sea salt spray is formulated to give fullness and a perfectly messy texture to hair. The product keeps hair well hydrated throughout the day by gradually releasing water molecules onto the hair shaft. It has a refreshing vanilla scent with some coconut undertones. This spray works great on straight, fine, flat, and thinning hair. This sea salt spray is expensive but it is completely worth the price.

If your hair is already wavy this spray will boost your natural waves. It will give you pretty beachy waves if you have styled your hair with a curling wand.

2. Salt Spray for Fine Hair: Herbivore Botanicals -Sea Mist Texturizing Salt Spray

This all-natural spray for hair, face, and body comes in a pretty glass bottle. It contains no sulfates, alcohol, parabens, fragrances, artificial colors, or fillers. There are no animal ingredients, and no animal testing is conducted on this product.

Ingredients: The product contains Dead Sea Salt, which cleans and detoxifies the skin, improves circulation, and stimulates hair growth. Other ingredients include aloe vera, coconut oil, natural vanilla oil, and lime essential oil (which helps fight dandruff). The formula uses Leucidal Liquid as an alternative to synthetic preservatives.

3. Sea Salt Texturizer for Curly Hair: The Shore of Yourself Sea Salt Spray For Curly Hair

This sea salt hair spray is designed for curly and wavy hair. It holds your curls beautifully without making them feel stiff or crispy. When used on straight hair this sea salt spray gives volume, texture, and manageability.

Ingredients: Maris Salt has therapeutic properties and acts as a disinfectant and conditioning agent while adding thickness and volume to your hair. Macrocystis Pyrifera (Sea Kelp) Extract soothes the scalp and helps moisturize and soften hair while adding shine. Algae extract contains amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for your hair’s overall health. Benzyl Salicylate acts as a UV absorber that prevents sun damage and color fading.

4. Sea Salt Spray for Color-Treated Hair: ORIBE Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray

This texturizing spray adds body and shine to hair, allowing you to create tousled, beach-inspired waves.

Ingredients: Hydrolyzed wheat protein strengthen your strands and improve your hair’s health. Safflower seed oil, amber extract, and marigold flower extract moisturize hair, strengthen the hair follicle, and make your hair look healthier. Galanga root extract works as a conditioning agent and can absorb ultraviolet light.

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