Can You Wash Your Hair With A Bath Bomb In The Water?

Written by Jewel Within


Posted on October 25 2021

Many bathers have some mixed feelings when it comes to being able to wash your hair when also enjoying a bath bomb. It’s more or less that they don’t know how the bath bomb’s ingredients, like the baking soda, essential oils, and fatty oils, will affect their hair. Positively or negatively, do these actually have an impact on your hair?

Can You Wash Your Hair When Enjoying A Bath Bomb?

Let’s get straight to the point: washing your hair with water that has had a bath bomb in it won’t hurt your hair. Most of the ingredients used are all very mild, so they won’t have a damaging effect. You might smell like your bath bomb for the rest of the day. Depending on the bath bomb, you might also find a little glitter for the next couple of weeks. But everything used in Jewel Within products is gentle enough not to worry about.

There are individual ingredients in your bath bomb that could, in large enough quantities, have different effects on your hair. When used in a bath bomb, many of them are actually softening and cleansing. But some bathers might see the ingredients on the list and have second thoughts.

How Might Individual Ingredients Affect My Hair?

Jewel Within bath bombs have ingredients that clean your body because they are what’s known as surfactants; these ingredients effectively lift dirt off your skin and hair. But most bath bombs won’t be large enough to have either a positive or negative effect on your hair.

Some ingredients can, in large enough quantities, be bad for hair. Essential oils, for example, can contain citric acid. Baking soda can be very abrasive on hair and strip balance hair of its natural oils. However, this is usually a problem associated with dry baking soda. You’ll also never find enough of the essential oils in the bath water to ruin your hair.

Some bath bombs do contain ingredients that can dry out hair, and many people with less-balanced hair will feel the effects. Sea salt is a common ingredient in many (non-Jewel Within) bath bombs, and this can leave hair dried out, even in small quantities. Jewel Within bath bombs don’t have these; they contain ingredients that actively moisturize, like apricot kernel and coconut oils, and these have positive effects on skin and hair.

Should I Wash My Hair In Bath Bomb Water?

It’s up to you. There’s the potential for your hair smelling like the bath bomb for the rest of the day. That might be something you want to avoid. Some bath bombs also used glitter, which could take weeks to get out of your hair.

To keep everything neat and tidy, you can either wash your hair before tossing in the bath bomb, or wash it at the end of your bath using the shower head.