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Blue Lagoon and Your Hair: Tips for the best care

With the right care, you can enjoy the Blue Lagoon without it affecting your hair.

Is the Blue Lagoon harmful to your hair?

A visit to the Blue Lagoon is an unforgettable experience, with its geothermal warmth, iconic blue color, and mineral-rich properties. But is the lagoon’s renowned geothermal seawater harmful to your hair? No, it is not harmful. Geothermal seawater contains high concentrations of minerals, such as sulfur, silica, and magnesium. While these are great for your skin, they can leave your hair feeling dry and matted. To minimize these potential effects, we recommend that you avoid immersing your hair in the water for too long and that you rinse your hair with fresh water after exiting the lagoon. However, if your hair is immersed for more than a few minutes, have no fear: it will return to normal after 2-3 washes. In essence, the effects of geothermal seawater on your hair are no different than the effects of ocean water, with its high salinity.

Hair types and effects

Different types of hair can be affected differently by the Blue Lagoon's geothermal seawater. Those with naturally dry hair should be aware of the mattifying effect when enjoying the lagoon, as their hair can feel even drier than normal. Those with naturally oily hair, on the other hand, may find that the geothermal seawater helps to balance the oil production in their scalp. Likewise, for those with flat hair, the water adds texture and volume.

Steps for protecting your hair

To make sure that your hair is well-protected during your Blue Lagoon experience, here are some steps to take:

Before entering the lagoon, apply a conditioner and leave it in your hair. This will help to keep your hair hydrated and protected from the effects of geothermal seawater. Hair conditioner is provided free of charge in all showers.

If you have long hair, tie your hair in a bun. You can also wear a swim cap, which you’ll find for sale at our Blue Lagoon store.

When you exit the lagoon, rinse your hair with fresh water and apply shampoo and conditioner, which are both provided in the shower.

Use Blue Lagoon hair care products to help moisturize and protect your hair. These products are designed to nourish and protect your hair from the effects of geothermal seawater.

By taking these steps, you can be sure that your hair will be well-protected when you experience the Blue Lagoon. With the right care, you can enjoy the healing and rejuvenating properties of the famous waterscape without concern for the water’s effects on your hair. If you’re interested in experiencing the Blue Lagoon, you can book your day visit here.

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