Sea Moss Benefits For Hair and Skin Health

Sea moss benefits for hair are much more varied than than you might have first thought. Sea moss has been used by people around the world for deep nourishment and conditioning of hair.

This is something that I have used sea moss for too. In my research I discovered that it also helps to soothe skin conditions and reduce the effects of dandruff, dermatitis, eczema, flaky skin, inflammation and itching.

Let’s take a closer look at what is understood to be behind the positive effects of sea moss supporting healthy hair. Sometimes referred to as Irish Sea Moss, this can be consumed orally in a smoothie blend or even applied directly to your skin and hair.

We make our own gel at home from ocean harvested sea moss. The gel is best used for topical application when it is blended to be very smooth.

There are benefits that come from many minerals found in this amazing seaweed. I have listed some of the amazing things that can be found in sea moss below. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

What is in Sea Moss?

Amino Acids
Beta-carotene
B-vitamins
Calcium
Folate
Bromine
Iodine
Iron
Manganese
Magnesium
Pectin
Phosphorus
Potassium
Protein
Selenium
Silver
Vitamin-E
Vitamin-C
Vitamin-K
Zinc

Sea Moss Benefits For Hair and Skin

Containing sulfur, sea moss helps with gently exfoliating the skin. Applying sea moss gel to the skin in the evening before bed acts as a nice face mask.

I wear it overnight to give it a full 8-hours to nourish my skin. After washing it off the next morning with warm water while I shower, my skin feels hydrated and smooth.

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I’ve also noticed a reduction in fine lines. Okay, so I’m in my mid-thirties and I don’t have many wrinkles but I certainly don’t want to wait until it’s too late.

So my plan is to start looking after my skin sooner rather than later. My Husband has seen some impressive changes with the skin around his eyes. Noticeably, a reduction in fine lines that surprised even me!

before and after photos of face where sea moss gel has resulted in healthier looking skin
After using Sea Moss gel as a topical application my skin took on a healthier appearance. Find this image on Instagram.
before and after photos of face where sea moss gel has resulted in healthier looking skin with a focus on the closeup around the eyes
Looking at the fine lines around the eyes, these are no longer visible. Find this image on Instagram.

Additionally, seaweeds are making a big impact on areas of life and research that some of us may not know about. Having anti-viralanti-bacterialanti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties which promote skin repair, seaweed seem to hold the key to hope for a lot of people.

I used to get quite a lot of acne around my chin. Since using sea moss gel this has reduced significantly. Being a source of zinc and organified silver, this has also been the source of some great properties for helping to reduce the presence of acne.

There are also amazing sea moss benefits for hair. When applying sea moss gel as a conditioner, it nourishes and strengthens the hair.

I like to add it after I’ve washed my hair and leave it in. I find that this approach gives the sea moss a really good chance to soak in and provide me with the best results. My hair has since become fuller, and more manageable.

Beauty starts from within

A word of advice here, don’t think that by just applying some cream or serum that you’re going to magically look beautiful. Beauty starts from within, so you need to start nourishing your body from the inside out.

I am an advocate of eating lots of whole plant-based foods to nourish the cells. When I don’t eat well and look after myself, my skin and hair show the effects very quickly.

In order to have healthy skin, hair and nails you need to eat a sufficient amount of B vitamins, biotin, essential fatty acids, iron, protein, Vitamins A, C, D and E, and zinc. So, here are some yummy whole foods that support healthy skin, hair and nails.

  1. Avocados
  2. Berries
  3. Eggs
  4. Fatty Fish
  5. Irish Sea Moss
  6. Dark Green Vegetables
  7. Nuts
  8. Oils
  9. Seeds
  10. Water

What I love about this list is that it’s ideal to make a yummy, scrummy salad.

Nourishing Foods

Sea moss is amazing, and I make it a part of my every day. But you also need to have variety. The sea moss benefits for hair and skin health are amplified when you include a mix of other nourishing foods. So, let’s take a look at a few of my favorite foods for healthy living.

Avocados

I love, love, love avocados! I could eat one every day, in many different ways. There are lots of good fats and nutrients that are beneficial for general health, but they also support hair and skin.

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Avocado can be eaten savory and sweet which makes it incredibly versatile. Add some good fats to your diet with a bunch of great vitamins and it’ll give your hair beautiful healthy shine.

Berries

It’s no secret that berries are packed full of antioxidants which help fight the early signs of aging. Antioxidants fight free radicals which cause follicle damage. Berries help to strengthen and promote hair growth with powerful vitamin C compounds.

Eggs

Eggs contain biotin, calcium, folate, omega-3s, Vitamins A and E, which are great for healthy hair. The nutrients in egg yolk naturally nourish the hair.

If you’re feeling bold, you could apply some egg yolk to your hair as a mask. It’s too messy for me, but if you want to give it a go, by all means.

Fatty Fish

It’s all about the fats and fish is no different. Fatty fish is loaded full of omega-3’s, protein and vitamin D. All of which support healthy hair and scalp.

Irish Sea Moss

I’ve already covered sea moss quite a bit in this article. Irish Sea Moss is a staple in my household and I don’t think I could live without it.

I tell all my friends and family about the benefits I’m getting from it which include feeling more energetic, less prone to sickness, healthier-looking and generally feeling amazing.

Irish Sea Moss is reported to contain approximately 92 minerals, which in my opinion gives it superpowers. Feed your cells inside and out which all these healthy nutrients.

The sea moss benefits for hair, skin, and nails are amazing. I love to add it to my morning green smoothie. Getting all those awesome superfoods in there is a must. Yum!

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Sea Moss gel is amazing for hair, skin and nails. Find this image on Instagram.

Dark Green Vegetables

Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard are also great for your diet. These nutritionally dense green vegetables contain powerful antioxidants, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Omega-3’s, Potassium, Vitamins C, B6, K, and Zinc. They are great for general health which will radiate through your skin and hair.

Nuts

Nuts contain protein, biotin omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. More research is needed to validate the benefits of biotin but it is promoted for healthy hair. Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids are understood to help stimulate healthy hair growth. So, eat your nuts.

Oils

There are several nutritious oils available on the market which can be added to food and applied to the skin and hair. For example, I like to use Olive oil, Avocado oil, Coconut oil and Caster oil. They are all great for supporting healthy skin, hair, and nails.

Seeds

There are lots of seeds which have fabulous health benefits like Flax seeds (linseed), Hemp seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and more. As rich sources of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, minerals, protein and vitamins, they are also known to possess anti-inflammatory properties.

Water

It’s important to drink lots of water. Our bodies are about 60% water. Different parts of the body have an even higher water volume, like the brain, which is an astonishing 73% water!

If you’re dehydrated, your skin and hair will start to look and feel dull and frail. So keep hydrated! By drinking lots of water, you’re also helping your body to detoxify and flush harmful substances from your body.

So there you have it. Ten whole foods which support healthy hair. Personally, I love the sea moss benefits for hair, skin, and nails over them all.

It is such a versatile ingredient and I think it’s one of the best foods out there for general health. If you have any personal experiences with improving your hair health, please share them in the comments below.

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About the Author

Christine has long been on the path to optimal health. With a history of weight loss coaching she is driven by a passion for nutrition, health and wellness. Having grown up in Africa before migrating to New Zealand, and then Australia, she has seen very strong contrasts in quality of life and is driven to help others understand the importance of taking a holistic approach to life.

6 thoughts on “Sea Moss Benefits For Hair and Skin Health”

  1. Filtered shower/bath and drinking water is also better for hair and skin. At-home colonics do wonders to flush out the system helping to add glow and suppleness to the skin as well. Make sure to follow up the colonics with probiotics afterwards such as a glass of kombucha to replace the good flora that got flushed out. Many health issues start in the gut. Why wouldn’t we flush out our own piping; when we do periodic flushes of our vehicle’s various systems, our house plumbing and so on. Take care of your body and it will take care of you❤

  2. Thank you for adding your comment to the thread, Janelle.

    You make some good points here about how many of us don’t treat our bodies with the same level of care and attention that we do other things in our lives.

    Fermented foods and drinks can be great to provide a more balanced gut microbiome. We make our own kombucha at home (this is really easy to do once you have a scoby).

    Our preference is to run our water through a filter that takes out the chlorine, fluoride and other harmful substances. You make a very good point about this including the water we wash ourselves in too.

    We have found that using alkaline water is so much better when working with sea moss, and that it helps it to gel more effectively when blended. Adding to that the benefits of alkaline water to how sea moss benefits your skin and hair and you’ve got a win win in my opinion.

    It’s great to hear from like-minded people such as yourself. Keep sharing the good work Janelle!

  3. Hi I’d just like point out that in the third line down, the word sued is used. Should it be used instead.

  4. Hello Jasmine,

    Thank you so much for pointing that out. I’ve updated this to read is it should. You wouldn’t happen to be looking for a gig as a Proof Reader by any chance? :)

  5. Hello Chris,

    I can’t say from personal experience that Sea Moss has helped with growing hair back once balding has taken hold. There’s some evidence to suggest that once the follicles thin out and die off that hair will virtually never come back. And then there are other perspectives that suggest that balding is completely reversible.

    I have noticed that my hair is thicker after consuming and using sea moss gel as a full face and scalp treatment (I just leave it on all night). Bur hair growing back isn’t something I’ve had enough personal evidence to support (yet – I’m still trying).

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