Seaweed seems to be a panacea for beauty. We know that they are a very popular food in the world of oriental cuisine, but they can also be used to show off spectacular hair. Therefore, we want to explain to you now 5 ways to use seaweed for hair: masks and conditioners.
With its nutrients and vitamins (A, B, C and E), as well as its amino acids and antioxidants, seaweed can help us moisturize the hair and also repair it if we notice that it is frizzy or weakened. To do this, you can use this type of product to make various repair preparations or masks that will give you spectacular hair. So let’s see how.
Seaweed and clay hair mask
With a little Rhassoul clay from Morocco, or red clay and some seaweed, we can create the ideal mask for our hair.
- 3 tablespoons seaweed powder
- 3 tablespoons of rhassoul
- 10 drops of essential oil
- 2-6 tablespoons of water
In a bowl, mix
In a small bowl, mix the first three ingredients and once they are all integrated, add a drop of water. Stir and add drops of water again until you see it has the consistency of cream.
We apply it to the hair from roots to tips and leave for half an hour.
After this time, we eliminate with warm water and remove all remains, although the clay can make the cream rough. The result will be more manageable, shiny and less frizzy hair.
In this other case, we have the option of using seaweed and a little oil to enhance the benefits of our conditioner.
This way you take 1/4 cup olive oil and 1 tsp seaweed powder and mix well with 1/4 of the conditioner that you usually use when washing your hair. You wash your hair and then apply conditioner with this mixture. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes then rinse.
Seaweed hair rinse
If you want your hair to regain the shine and softness of yesteryear, nothing like choosing seaweed powder to rinse with a little rosemary. To make this recipe, you must use the following ingredients that we now list:
- 6 teaspoons seaweed powder
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup rosemary tea
- 1/2 liter of water
Take a bowl and mix the seaweed powder with the vinegar, orange juice and rosemary tea. Add a little water and mix well. Before washing the hair, you pour this mixture on the hair and the scalp. You wait five minutes and then wash your hair as usual. Let your hair air dry and you will see that the result is something excellent.
Apple Cider Vinegar Clay Mask
This second mask for our hair consists of using green (blue) bentonite clay powder mixed with seaweed powder to keep your hair hydrated and renewed. And the natural ingredients will leave your scalp feeling revitalized and exfoliated as it washes away dirt and environmental toxins.
1 tablespoon sea kelp powder 1 tablespoon bentonite clay 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Combine seaweed powder and bentonite clay in a small bowl. Add water and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and mix until the texture becomes pasty.
Apply the paste to your hair from scalp to ends. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water until you no longer see any residue. Repeat once or twice a month.
Lemongrass & Seaweed Shampoo Bar
East The refreshing shampoo combines the nutrients of seaweed with the aromatherapeutic benefits of lemongrass. By opting for a homemade solid shampoo, you will also help eliminate plastic from your beauty routine.
This nourishing bar starts with a basic shampoo bar recipe and adds a few ingredients to make it more hydrating. Please note that all oils should be measured by weight. And be very careful when mixing your lye and water; the lye should be poured slowly into the water, stirring constantly. This step is very important to avoid a dangerous chemical reaction.
- 10 tablespoons of olive oil
- 8 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons sustainably sourced palm oil
- 4 tablespoons of shea butter
- 4 tablespoons castor oil
- four tablespoons of bleach
- 12 tablespoons of water
- 3 tablespoons lemongrass oil
- 1 tbsp seaweed powder
- 1 tablespoon of white kaolin
In a glass or stainless steel container, combine the olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, shea butter and castor oil. Using a water bathgently heat all oils until completely melted and combined.
In a separate container, measure the water and slowly pour the lye into the water, stirring constantly. Wear safety glasses and step back while mixing the ingredients to avoid fumes.
Using a thermometer, make sure the lye mixture and the oils are about the same temperature. If necessary, use an ice bath to lower the temperature.
Combine oils and lye and mix with a hand mixer.
Once the ingredients are well mixed, add the lemongrass oil, kelp powder and white kaolin clay and continue to mix. The consistency should resemble a pudding.
Transfer the mixture to a silicone mold or a wooden or metal mold lined with parchment paper. Cover and let stand for 24 hours. Remove the soap from the mold and cover it in a dry place for a month.
Never pour water over bleach. This can cause chemicals to erupt into a caustic volcano of hot, corrosive liquid.