9 Benefits of Using a Mud Mask in Your Hair
June 17, 2021 | withSimplicity
Most of us think that masks are used to maintain a healthy state for our skin. Well, there are other uses for certain types of masks. Depending on the kind of mask you have, you could potentially use it on your hair! Below are some fun facts about Dead Sea Mud, benefits of using mud masks in your hair, and how to apply them.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING A MUD MASK IN MY HAIR?
Masks in the hair can be very beneficial based on their ingredients. The best masks to put in the hair are mud-based masks. They are easy to put in the hair and have many beneficial properties. Our Dead Sea Mud Mask contains dead sea mud, aloe, and hickory bark extract.
- Dead sea mud specifically helps stimulate hair strands to create proteins, which contribute to hair growth. It also absorbs excess oils while also purifying and cleansing the scalp.The grit within the mud will also exfoliate your scalp, helping to lift any dry skin.
- Aloe reduces inflammation and moisturizes dry scalps. If you happen to get sunburn on your scalp, the aloe in this mask will be a lifesaver for soothing the burnt skin.
- Hickory bark extract alleviates pain from dryness in the scalp by reducing itchiness from eczema and psoriasis.
WHAT EXACTLY IS DEAD SEA MUD?
Dead sea mud, as the name states, is a mud full of 21 rich minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, and sodium, taken from the bottom of the Dead Sea in the Middle East. The Dead Sea has the lowest sea level out of all bodies of water on Earth, and is surrounded by mountains whose minerals provide the beneficial properties found within the mud. It’s healing properties are beneficial, making the Dead Sea a hot spot for tourism. The mud is mostly used on the skin for its calming and soothing effects, but it has become a natural remedy for various uses such as hair masks and use in spas.
A little more on the history/properties of the Dead Sea:
The Dead Sea is about 10 times saltier than the ocean because unlike many other bodies of water, the water doesn't have anywhere to flow. This and high rates of evaporation have lead to a profound amount of mineral and salt deposits in the water. In ancient times, the sea was used as one of the world's first spas by figures like Cleopatra and the Queen of Sheba. Anecdotes passed through time created the Dead Sea's reputation as a place for quick healing and natural tranquility.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING DEAD SEA MUD IN MY HAIR?
If you haven't added a mud mask to your hair routine, it might be time. While regular shampooing and conditioning are great for maintaining good hair, a mask goes even deeper into the follicles, providing extra nourishment. We've tested it ourselves and visibly saw the improvements in the texture of our hair.
- Strengthens hair and cuticles
- Moisturizes dry, damaged hair
- Promotes hair growth
- Reduces inflammation on scalp
- Distributes nutrients to hair follicles
- Adds a natural shine to hair
- Combats dandruff
- Reduces headaches
- Reduces oil in hair and clarifies hair
WHO SHOULD AND WHO SHOULD NOT USE DEAD SEA MUD IN THEIR HAIR
People who have brittle or breakage in their hair, oily hair, headaches or migraines, dry scalp, and those who suffer from eczema or psoriasis should use dead sea mud masks in their hair as the benefits from the mud will be a lifesaver.
If you don’t have one of the conditions listed above, that doesn’t mean that putting a mud mask in your hair is a bad idea. Sometimes your hair needs to be clarified and deeply moisturized between washes.
People who have a high fever, suffer from tuberculosis, or high blood pressure should not use dead sea mud masks in their hair. If you have any questions on whether you should or should not use dead sea mud in your hair, please consult your primary care physician.
HOW TO APPLY OUR DEAD SEA MUD MASK TO YOUR HAIR
- Use once a week to the scalp or if you have extreme hair conditions, use 2-3 times a week.
- Slightly wet your scalp or completely wet your hair in the shower.
- Put a quarter size amount in your hand and work into the scalp with small circular motions.
- Let the mud sit on the scalp for 10-20 minutes.
- Gently run your scalp under warm water and remove all mud.
- Let your hair dry naturally or wrap in a towel.
Overall, Dead Sea Mud and mud masks are great to help the hair grow, maintain oil, and repair breakage.