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Salt is one of mankind’s favorite ingredients. It’s great for subtle but clear flavor and it has lots of other uses, too, ranging from stain removal, fall prevention, and ant deterring.

But have you ever thought that you can add salt to your shampoo?

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Though undoubtedly a rather odd idea in concept, adding salt to hair products is actually a really good idea.

It provides countless benefits to you, and results appear fairly quickly – usually within a couple of weeks.

Plus, the fact that it’s a completely natural ingredient means it’s safe for you to use.

Here’s why salt is so good for your skin and your hair!

1. Reduce Dandruff (And Other Scalp Issues)

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Dandruff is a very annoying problem, but it’s only one of the many problems your scalp may face. Growth of fungi can be irritating and gross to deal with on a head of hair.

Who could’ve guessed that it takes to prevent or fight these issues is salt?

A couple of tablespoons in shampoo will do the trick!

But what about more serious scalp problems, or severe dandruff?

Wet your hair directly, wash your hair with your normal shampoo, then use sea salt to massage the scalp for about 10 minutes.

Make sure to cover as much of your scalp as possible. Your skin will thank you!

2. Prevents Oiliness

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Do you have issues with greasy hair? Salt is the way to go! It’s no wonder that it works so well since salt can also be used to clean up oil stains around your home.

When massaged into your scalp with your shampoo, it can prevent oiliness and a buildup of grease.

Mix between two and three tablespoons of this mineral into the shampoo you use to enjoy results within 7 days.

3. Helps Hair Growth

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Thick hair in abundance is the goal for most people. While salt can’t grant you this necessarily, it can definitely help to stimulate the scalp so new hair grows.

This can prevent the onset of hair loss, and it can also help stop ongoing hair fall in its tracks.

Just use a few tablespoons of salt within a bottle of your normal shampoo to get this to work for you.

Again, just like with dandruff, direct sea salt massages will work even better!

What salt can you use?

You are now aware of all the wonders that salt can do for your hair. But exactly what types of salt are the best for this purpose?

You can’t just use any or all types – some work much better than others for the hair and skin, and you’ll want the most effective ones.

Here are three great choices for this purpose!

1. Epsom Salt

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This salt is great for curbing oiliness. Plus, when mixed in equal parts with hair conditioner and left on the hair for 20 minutes, it adds amazing amounts of volume.

2. Sea Salt

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As aforementioned, sea salt is great for scalp massages. It is full of great nutrients that provide hair protection and scalp nourishment.

3. Table Salt

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Iodized salt that you likely have in your kitchen is a fantastic option!

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