Back in 2009, we had the opportunity to visit Israel   The trip was wonderful, greeted with warm hospitality and we learned so much!  While there, we had a soak in the Dead Sea and …oh, my!  We bought several bags of the Dead Sea Salts home for personal use and gifts.  One thing we discovered quite by accident was that the mineral in the salts were great for giving volume and body to hair as well as reducing  too much oil in the hair, if that is a problem. Salts from the Dead Sea have been legendary for centuries for their therapeutic and beautifying properties on the skin. Jordanne found that using  the salts on her hair ( a handful mixed with her regular natural shampoo)  greatly reduced the oil in her hair and eliminated the need for frequent hair washings.

One unexpected side effect also came about with the regular use of the slats added to her shampoo–her hair lightened up a few shades!   Now it more closely resembles her baby hair color–a golden blonde.  She didn’t know what was causing the hair color change and thought it was an increase in vitamins she was taking, particularly MSM (for an old injury she sustained) which has been known to lighten skin tone and hair color.  But we think it is really the Dead Sea Salts.  Her hair now is voluminous and shiny and a pretty golden, sun-kissed  color.

She says her scalp and hair have never felt better!

It’s noted that “Various cultures and groups of people have visited the Dead Sea for therapy, dating back to the time of the ancient Egyptians, utilizing the salt in various unguents and skin creams, as well as soaps, just as it is used today.” 

And  been reported to have the following therapeutic and curative powers for

Rheumatologic Conditions,
Common Skin Ailments
& Skin Aging

So, for those of you looking for similar results, I say give Dead Sea Salts a try and report results if you care to share!

You can get some Dead Sea Salt here   For $5.00 off your first order type in our code JUL 275.


  1. Becca says:

    Wow. That is a huge change. It really looks great, though. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hethir says:

    Her hair looks really great! I have dry hair as it is, so not sure if this remedy is for me, but I love the natural lightening effect.

  3. Christine says:

    I’m curious to know what you use for natural shampoo?

    • Anais Dervaes says:

      Christine, she uses Burt’s Bees Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo. I do the “no ‘poo” for my hair as my hair is different from Jordanne’s.

  4. Michelle says:

    I would like to get some of these – just curious how do you apply it to your hair???

    • Anais Dervaes says:

      Michelle, Jordanne says she takes some shampoo and puts it in the palm of her hand. Then she takes the Dead Sea Salt and puts it in the shampoo in her palm (roughly about 3 Tablespoons of salt), washes her hair then rinses well. She doesn’t do it every time as it may be too drying. She started around 2009 and it took awhile to see the changes. About a year later, I started noticing a color change and wondered what had happened. We didn’t know what was happening. Then she kept getting lighter and lighter. Finally, it dawned on her what was going on!

  5. Michelle says:

    I just tried the code and it didn’t work?

    • Anais Dervaes says:

      JUL275 should be put on place on order where they ask for it. Let me know if this works!

  6. sara f says:

    that is so great! 🙂

    currently i’m very happy with my natural alternative to shampoo – i simply use an infusion of lavender and lemon with some baking soda. it’s wonderful and i only wash it every three days. there’s volume and shine. i love it. eager to try different infusions 🙂

    • Riya says:

      Wash your hair regularly in warm water and use a deep coiodtniner.Eat a balanced diet. Nutritional deficiencies, eating disorders and excessive amounts of certain vitamins, such as A and E, can cause hair loss.Take care of your health. Chronic illness, high fevers and infections can contribute to hair loss.Stay away from harsh chemicals permanent hair color and perms are the most damaging and avoid coloring your hair more than once every six to eight weeks.Avoid hairstyles like ponytails and cornrows, which stretch and pull hair.Keep in mind that it’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day.Consult your general physician or dermatologist regarding concerns about hair loss.

  7. The Thrifty Life for Me says:

    I’ve been no-poo for quite awhile now. This is the first I’ve heard of using salt! I find it interesting and I’m wondering if you have an further knowledge or research in using salt to cleanse hair. Would other kinds of salt [not from the Dead Sea] be helpful? Is there a method to incorporate salt without using shampoo?

  8. Lilu says:

    Her hair is darker at the roots…Are you sure that’s entirely from salt and not from chemical processing??? I do myself use a pinch of dead sea salt in my shampoo mix, not that much, and I also add other ingredients like honey and aloe, and my hair has never been more luxurious, but I never know what exactly works.

  9. maryam says:

    Hi there, nice post thanks. For all the no-poos out there, you should know that baking soda is a type of salt, so yes indeed salt does work. Many natural shampoos use sea salt in their ingredients. I found this post as I have been doing research in using sea salt as a no poo technique. I’m switching from baking soda to ordinary sea salt, mix with water as usual and follow with lemon juice (or acv). Let me know if you do that too and check my blog (
    Cheers, peace to you all and have a lovely day.

  10. Hair Care says:

    That’s interesting, didn’t know salt can do that. Better try and see it for myself. Thanks for sharing this, it’s so informative. 🙂

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