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The Benefits of Kelp on Hair

According to some, kelp and seaweed are making a splash in the hair care world.

Kelp is a seaweed. Seaweed being the most common name for most marine algae, with the three main groups of seaweed being; brown, red and green algae.

I don’t know about you, but the only time I come close to eating seaweed is at an Asian restaurant. Think miso soup, sushi or the more obvious seaweed salad which I love.

A fun fact, I learned in the process of this research, that most of us have seaweed in our cupboard and don’t even know it. Look at everything from toothpaste to salad dressings and you’ll find terms like:



beta carotene

all names for algae products you might find in foods and other products in your household.

According to, Kelp has been used for decades for strengthening nails and supporting thicker, longer hair growth. With my ‘fine’ hair, the operative is on ‘thicker’!

Considered a superfood, kelp is high in iodine and is a tremendous source of iron, calcium, phosphorus and sodium and is chock full of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that help stimulate hair growth and is highly beneficial for other organs in the body as well.

Read this in depth article at “The Science of Eating” to find out more on the benefits, sources, as well as the pros and cons of Kelp.

*As with any new supplement or dietary change, always consult your physician.

Author: Pamela Shaddock 

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