Epsom salt for hair problems

Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulphate that have several beauty and health benefits. Sulphate improves your body’s capability to absorb nutrients. Epsom salts contains minerals, which helps to increase the volume of your hair. It also has the power to repair damaged hair and scalp. Apart from this, it also acts as a great solution for other hair problems such as dandruff, hair fall, hair graying etc.

Epsom salt remedy for dry hair

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People with dry hair need to be careful while using Epsom salt as wrong technique can make hair drier. Never mix Epsom salt with your shampoo if you have brittle hair.


  • Mix equal amount of Epsom salt and conditioner in a bowl and apply it after shampooing your hair.
  • Apply it evenly on your hair from roots to the tips.
  • Let it stay for 20 minutes without rinsing.

Epsom salt Remedy for oily hair

Washing your hair with Epsom salt regularly will help you get rid of excess oil in your hair. Mix it adequately with your shampoo to get rid of oily hair.


  • Mix Epsom salt and with your regular shampoo equally.
  • Apply this Epsom salt shampoo deeply on your scalp and evenly on all areas of your hair.
  • Wash off and repeat the same procedure.

Belief is that first time washing removes excess oil and dead skin while second time washing helps in deep absorption of magnesium in your scalp.

Epsom salt remedy for dandruff removal

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Epsom salt contains various exfoliating properties, which is very effective in anti-dandruff treatment.


  • Take 2-3 tablespoons of Epsom salt and gently massage it on your scalp for 2-3 minutes.
  • Shampoo your hair after massaging.
  • Repeat this procedure 2-3 times a week for quick and effective results.

Epsom salt remedy for increasing hair volume

Even though it’s not scientifically proven, beauticians and regular user’s state that Epsom salt helps in gaining hair volume. Magnesium increases the ability of your scalp to absorb nutrients, which leads to self-repair of damaged cells resulting in growth of new hair. Follow the same procedure mentioned above for oily hair to increase your hair volume.

Epsom salt benefits for damaged hair

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The presence of magnesium in Epsom salt makes your scalp very healthy. It repairs damaged hair, provides deep nourishment and helps in treating dead cells in the scalp. You can regularly use Epsom salt infused shampoo or conditioner to treat your damaged hair.

Epsom salt benefits for curly hair

You can get more curly hair with regular use of Epsom salt. The magnesium sulphate in Epsom salt brings the keratin level of your hair to isoelectric point by neutralizing the excess negative charges on its surface. It also increases the hydrogen bonds in your hair, which tend to make your hair curlier. To get curly hair naturally you can use Epsom salt infused conditioners regularly and leave it unwashed.

Despite several benefits of Epsom salt, the magnesium in it can react with your artificial hair colour and make it dull. In addition, with excess use of Epsom salt you can lose the natural shine of your hair especially if you have dry or frizzy hair.