Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Hair Sodium Chloride & Hair Loss

  • belassi

    July 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    You’re right. There is no mention of that claim. If salt causes hair loss there would be a lot of bald sailors around.

  • bill_toge

    July 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    and in any case, sodium ions from salt in surfactant-based products are bound to the surfactants, so they don’t behave like a solution of salt

    there’s an awful lot of people out there who missed that memo, though

  • em88

    July 31, 2017 at 7:01 am

    If used in high concentration NaCl will dry the skin and hair which may lead to hair loss. 
    That still shouldn’t be a problem. Just imagine all we all go to the beach and the salt in the water is probably over 3.5% :)

  • clueth

    July 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I’m not sure if it causes hair loss per se but it’s definitely not great for hair as it dries your hair out. If used on your scalp, I can imagine that it’s dry out your roots, causing hair loss. Either way, do not use sodium ions or salt-sprays on your hair. I know it gives you that beach-hair look but in my opinion, it’s not worth it and doesn’t look good anyway!

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