Does salt water damage your hair?

Does salt water damage your hair

Does salt water damage your hair

 

Question: Does salt water damage your hair?
Answer: Yes, it can
While salt water does have some therapeutic benefits for your skin, those same benefits don’t apply to your hair. The dehydrating effect of the salt in the water causes essential moisture to be removed for your hair, which can make it dry and brittle. This can also make it difficult for you to brush your hair or to even style it in any form. Overexposure to salt water can actually breakdown your hair and cause split ends or breakage.

To help prevent damage, be sure to wash and condition your hair with a pre-sun or swim product before going into the water. Another helpful tip, is to carry leave-in conditioner, especially one with SPF or UV protection, in your beach bag, so that you always have it on hand for those impromptu beach days. It not only protects your hair from the sun, but it also helps keep it hydrated from the effects of the salt water. Also, be sure to wash and condition your hair after swimming to minimize any damage.

 

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