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How does spirulina work on our hair?

The appearance of our hair can tell us a lot about our health and the effects of time on our body.

We would like our hair to always be healthy , shiny and voluminous and often we do not hesitate to try countless products to care for our hair and improve its appearance.

But the hair can end up becoming fragile, due to coloring and aggressive treatments such as the use of hair dryers or straighteners.

If your hair is dull or damaged and you still haven't found the miracle product that can nourish and strengthen it, read on. You will discover all the benefits of spirulina on hair and will finally be able to show off dream hair !

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Let's remember: what is spirulina?

With a fun-sounding name, here is a real panacea for our hair.

Incorrectly called blue-green algae , it is in fact a cyanobacteria, that is to say a photosynthetic bacteria of blue-green color, with an elongated and spiral shape. Its dark color comes from its high chlorophyll content.

Spirulina is one of the star ingredients of the moment, considered a remedy with a thousand qualities and a superfood , due to its high concentration of vitamins and minerals.

To find out more about this active ingredient with surprising properties, read our complete guide to spirulina .

The benefits of spirulina for your hair

Spirulina is beneficial for all hair types : it can stimulate hair growth , give volume, strengthen the hair shaft and purify the scalp.

Here's a quick overview of its supposed benefits for healthier hair:

  • Spirulina strengthens dry, fragile and damaged hair, limiting the appearance of split ends;
  • It gives volume and softness to the hair;
  • It is the ideal ally for wavy and curly hair , restoring vitality and elasticity to curls, making hair more airy and supple;
  • It is effective against oily hair , by balancing sebum production;
  • It fights dandruff and itching;
  • It fights against excessive hair loss and prevents alopecia.

But let's get into the details: what are the components of blue algae capable of making our hair more beautiful, strong and shiny?

How does spirulina work on your hair?

Spirulina is rich in chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamins (B, A, D, K), minerals, antioxidants and high quality proteins. Among the minerals, the most present are iron, sodium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iodine and potassium.

Spirulina even contains essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and 6, as well as the 8 essential amino acids, those that our body cannot synthesize on its own.

The latter participate in the synthesis of keratin , of which hair and nails are made.

It therefore goes without saying that this product is an excellent ally for hair care, particularly in terms of strength and reconstruction.

The beneficial cocktail of these different substances useful to our body allows spirulina to regenerate damaged hair and promote its tone and shine.

Spirulina hydrates, softens and volumizes hair

Thanks to its high protein content (almost 70%), spirulina is excellent for the health of flat , dull and brittle hair. The presence of vitamin E is essential to give elasticity and softness to the hair.

If you have curly hair, try spirulina without delay and you will see fuller, voluminous and hydrated curls reborn!

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Spirulina fights hair loss and stimulates its growth

Spirulina proves to be a valuable ally in combating the common problem of excessive hair loss . By providing the nutrients the body lacks, it stimulates faster and stronger regrowth , whether it is a seasonal phenomenon, mild alopecia or more severe hair loss.

Copper , iron and B vitamins , oxygenate and strengthen both the bulb and the hair, which protects them from aging and keeps them healthy, strong and shiny.

Spirulina purifies the scalp and regulates sebum

The presence of vitamin A in spirulina has a beneficial effect on the regulation of sebum.

Blue algae is able to bind to accumulated impurities and toxins, thus freeing and oxygenating the scalp. As a result, there is a reduction in problems such as itching, dandruff and dermatitis.

Spirulina slows the appearance of white hair

Its high content of antioxidants such as beta-carotene , coupled with their strong assimilation by our body, helps slow down the action of free radicals. This helps slow down the process of oxidative stress, including the appearance of white hair.

The benefits of spirulina on hair (taking a supplement)

Using spirulina internally as a dietary supplement has visible benefits for hair, skin and nails.

In particular, we advise you to take a spirulina treatment during seasonal changes, in order to prevent seasonal hair loss . Do you like spending time in the kitchen?

Also think about our spirulina-based recipes : not only are they delicious, but by introducing this ingredient into your diet, your hair will thank you!

The benefits of spirulina on the hair (external application)

You can get an extra boost by applying spirulina directly to your hair.

In fact, it is now common to find it, in extract form, in various hair products, from masks to conditioners and shampoos. Its presence in these products increases their hydrating, nourishing, volumizing and strengthening properties.

If you are a fan of homemade, you can prepare and apply spirulina-based hair masks regularly throughout the year. The goal is to strengthen the hair shaft from the root and stimulate the follicles .

On this subject, know that our organic spirulina in tablets lends itself well to the game, because it is versatile. All you need to do is crush a few tablets and add it as a magic ingredient to concoct a homemade mask with a wow effect!

Our spirulina mask recipes

Here are some ideas for making your own hair masks using spirulina.

Simple spirulina mask

1. Crush spirulina tablets with a pestle (adjust the quantity according to the length of your hair).

2. Mix the resulting spirulina powder with hot, but not boiling, water and let sit for about 15 minutes.

3. Then apply the mixture to wet or dry hair and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.

Natural plant coloring with spirulina

In all natural plant-based colorings , it is entirely possible to add a teaspoon of crushed spirulina powder.

Don't worry, your hair won't turn green! They will just be more hydrated and voluminous, because spirulina has the effect of counteracting the dryness that the use of henna can cause on certain types of hair.

Spirulina Shampoo and Conditioner

Here's another simple and effective idea: add a little spirulina powder to your regular shampoo and conditioner. In this way, you will give your products all the properties of blue algae.

Testing spirulina, both internally and externally, will allow you to realize how much it nourishes your hair from the inside, making it silkier and softer to the touch. In short, a product truly rich in properties, absolutely worth discovering!


Co-founder of NOVOMA

Passionate and expert in micro-nutrition, Lucas founded Novoma in 2012. It is with conviction that he develops food supplements with effective, carefully chosen and 100% clean active ingredients, to best meet the body's needs.

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