My seaweed journey began because I was searching for a natural solution to my chronically itchy scalp. I'd tried everything- doctors, medicated shampoos and grocery store shampoos. Nothing really worked and often I was left with bad looking hair. For over 2 years I have used our Seaweed Shampoo Bars and my scalp and hair have relaxed into happy.
There are many factors that can cause an itchy scalp. This is because we are all individuals.
Some causes for itchy scalp are-
- allergy or sensitivity to the ingredients in your haircare products
- reactions to hair dyes
In general, natural products are better. In our modern world, we can't avoid chemicals but take time to read labels. Strong chemicals can lead to dryness and this increases scalp irritation. Make sure you go beyond your shampoo and check out all your haircare products.
For me, stress often played a factor and I would be caught in a vicious circle of trying all kinds of products, having bad hair days and then trying a new product or visiting a doctor. I was willing to try anything and that's how I discovered seaweed.
Seaweeds have many benefits for our hair including-
- naturally detoxes and I like to think restocks with essential trace minerals and vitamins
- natural antiseptic properties
- contains iodine which heals dry skin and eczema
- adds natural moisture which can increase luster and shine
I still sometimes get an itchy scalp. Usually when I'm super busy or going thru a stressful time. This is a reminder to slow down, hydrate and take some deep breaths. One of the biggest benefits of using seaweed for me is how much happier I am with my hair. I've come to accept and love my unruly, curly hair and that is a good thing.
Of course, Maine seaweeds are the best. Carly hand harvests our seaweeds from the cool, mineral rich waters surrounding Gotts Island near Acadia National Park.