Epsom salt is frequently used to improve the quality and beauty of the hair:
- Most often, it is used to help manage oily hair as it absorbs the excess oil from the hair, leaving the hair in great shape.
- It can help to add body to the hair and add thickness to thin hair
- Some people claim that Epsom salt has helped to reduce their hair fall.
- Magnesium sulfate helps to fight dandruff – it is a common ingredient in dandruff shampoos
- It helps to detoxify the hair
Removing excess oil
- The most simple use of Epsom salt for removing excess oil from your hair, is to add it to your shampoo and then to apply to the hair as usual.
- If you have time for a special treat, you can try the following. Add 9 tablespoons of Epsom salt to 1/2 cup of shampoo for oily hair. Apply one tablespoon of the liquid to your dry hair and work it in around the scalp area. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and rinse with cold water. To finish the treatment, pour lemon juice or apple cider vinegar through the hair.
- In situations where there is not time to wash hair, Epsom salts can be used to partially clean the follicles, making it easier to comb and set the hairdo.
Increasing hair volume
- Epsom salt is frequently used as a natural hair volumizer. This is a benefit that is appreciated especially by those with thinning hair. To add fullness to the hair, mix equal parts of warm hair conditioner and Epsom salt and apply as usual. If the result is not satisfactory, warm up the mixture lightly in a pan or microwave, apply to the hair and leave on for 20 minutes. You can try to use it as a styling gel as well.
Detoxifying your hair
- Epsom salt can also be used to remove harmful chemical harmful chemical buildup or coloring dyes. Hairsprays will be easily removed by an Epsom salt solution, allowing the hair to get back its natural pH factor.