Summer is just about here, and so many of us will end up taking a dip in the salty sea. The real question is whether or not salt water is good for hair. Most of us probably grew up being told that salt water is great for our skin and has healing effects on cuts and scrapes. There are even hair products available in stores that are made with salt water, to give your hair those beachy waves.

The Good and Bad of Salt Water

It’s true, salt water can have positive effects on our body, especially on our skin. Salt water is full of vitamins and minerals, but also tends to dry hair out. So, for those with extra oily hair, taking a dip into the ocean might work in your favor, and for others, it may be best to take an extra step to rehydrate and moisturize your hair.

woman flipping hair in blue tropical water

Dry and Color-Treated Hair

Summer is about having fun, which often means heading to the beach on the weekends. If you have color-treated hair, salt water may cause the color to fade faster than usual. Rinsing off your hair with fresh water after the beach is important to stop excess salt buildup. This also goes for those with extra-dry hair. Salt water is known to dry out hair so using a deep hydration shampoo and conditioner after a swim is a good idea. The Keranique Deep Hydration Scalp Stimulating Shampoo and Deep Hydration Volumizing Conditioner work together to clean and stimulate the scalp to rejuvenate the hair follicles. Also, using leave-in conditioners and UV protecting hair products like the Keranique Follicle Boosting Serum will decrease potential hair damage from the sun.

Most importantly, enjoy your summer!

This article is not intended to treat any disease or offer a substitution for professional medical advice.

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