Dead Sea mud and clay have long been celebrated for their extensive health-giving and beauty properties. With naturally high concentrations of over 25 essential minerals and compounds, it is widely used for treating skin conditions from eczema to acne, as well as for easing joint and muscle pains. Perhaps less commonly known is that this natural wonder also has powerful benefits for hair, and it is well worth adding to your regular hair-care routine.
Among its many verified benefits, Dead Sea mud can boost your hair health in the following ways:
- Retards hair loss by detoxifying follicles and improving scalp circulation, also boosting new growth.
- Helps to repair damage caused by coloring, curling, or straightening.
- Moisturizes and strengthens hair from root to tip for extra body and shine.
- Softens tight curls with a gently straightening action.
- Reduces dandruff by moisturizing the scalp and balancing PH levels.
- Reduces excess scalp oiliness which can trap contaminants in the follicles and pores.
- Gently clears bacteria from the scalp to reduce irritation, pimples, and itchiness.
To enjoy these benefits, you can either buy a hair-care product specifically formulated with Dead Sea mud, such as a shampoo or soap bar, or make your own treatment using the raw product. Simply combine the mud with a few drops of your favorite essential oil (tea tree oil is especially good for improving hair health), and dilute if necessary with enough water to reach a thick yet spreadable consistency.
Wash your hair as normal, using a shampoo but no conditioner. Towel-dry your hair, comb it well, and then massage the mud mixture well into both scalp and hair. Wrap loosely in a towel and leave for half an hour before rinsing clean with warm water. This can be repeated as required to achieve the desired results, but treatment isn’t recommended more frequently than once a week.
Dead Sea mud is widely recognized as an effective and natural treatment for skin. However, if you’re looking for a new powerful addition your hair-care regimen, you may want to test out its possibilities for yourself.