Is sea water good or bad for your hair?
Ocean water has its good and bad.
On the GOOD side:
Works as a natural shampoo, striping heavy oils and excess sebum from the hair
Exfoliates the scalp due to the presence of particles
Rich in minerals and nutrients (such as magnesium, potassium and selenium) which are beneficial to your hair
It has anti-fungal properties may help to get rid of fungus-induced dandruff
On the BAD side:
Ocean water will certainly dries out hair due to the osmosis process moving water from hair to the salty sea water
Sea water ruins dyed hair or fades hair color. It may also making the hair rough and causing split ends and breakage
The Do's and Dont's for caring your hair in sea water.
If your hair is coloured or chemically treated, we would suggest you not to swim in sea water. As the crosslinks within the hair structure are already altered by the chemicals, salty water can worsen that condition.
Moreover, as sea water will certainly cause dehydration to your hair, we would recommend that you immediate wash your hair with fresh water to stop the dehydration. After that, apply penetrating hair oil as it would be absorbed by the hair thereby moisturising it. Avocado oil would be a good penetrating oil.
ENJOY YOUR SWIM !