Softening and volumising
Sea salt is rich in sodium, magnesium, and other minerals, all of which are found in sea water. We use large flakes of coarse sea salt in some of our hair products, because it helps to counteract the effects of soft water - which makes hair flat - and promotes amazing shine and volume.
Salt has this effect because, when dissolved, it creates a solution which can conduct an electrical current. Shampoo base, or surfactant, contains negatively charged particles, or 'ions'. The salt solution affects these negatively charged ions, and causes them to rearrage and thicken. This is why the sea salt used in these formulations gives hair volume, while softening the skin of the scalp. Cleansing the skin with soaps or scrubs containing salt is an excellent way to benefit from the natural minerals. Sea salt efficiently cleans, softens and hydrates the skin, removing dead skin cells without stripping away too much natural oil. One of our coarse sea salts is harvested by hand from the wild, cold water of the Atlantic Ocean, in Southern Portugal. Our crystals are free from pesticides, waste, heavy metals and radioactivity. They are totally unrefined to ensure that all of the natural trace minerals are present to give maximum benefit to the skin.