# Why it seems to me common to say that a hash salt is “random”?

I'm not a cryptography expert. In this video, and in some other places in the web, I saw hash salts are being called "random".

But if the salt is created only once and then reused each time anew, that is, added before the password as H({S,P}) each time anew with its same value,

how come it seems to me to be commonly named "random"?

The only thing seems random to me is the creation process. Is it indeed the case?