Tips to limit the pools chlorine effects on your hair
Water isn’t always your hair’s best friend and if it contains chlorine, it’s a disaster. When your hair is exposed repeatedly to chlorine it can extra dry and become fragile enough to break.
In case of blonde girls, chlorine existent in pools water gives their hair beside the dry effects always a kind of green nuance. The explanation is that high amount of copper is present in the water which in combination with chlorine oxides and attaches to the proteins in your hair, giving a green nuance to your hair. Although it isn’t very obvious, the shade can be observed easily.
Let’s see some tips which will help handle the effects of chlorine on your hair:
Rinse well the hair with water before getting in the pool
Your hair is similar to a sponge, when it’s dry it absorbs more chlorine and when its already well moisturized the risk to get imbued with chlorine is lower. Avoid to spend much time in water no matter how much you love it and to wipe your hair in the water every time you get in the pool.
Rinse your hair also after you get of the pool
You don’t have to wash your hair with shampoo immediately, a simple rinse with water should do enough as it takes of the chemicals contained in the pool water. If you don’t rinse it, the chlorine will dry your hair .
Wash you hair will shampoo as soon as you get home
There are shampoos especially created to carry of the chlorine and chemicals from your hair, so if you go often at the pool buy one.
Hydrate your hair
After hydrating the hair you should regain the hydration it needs to avoid its drying (the chlorine shifts of the proteins from your hair which are responsible with hydration). The solution is to apply a balm on your hair.
Wear a tin hat on your hair if you use to swim
No matter your look with the tin hat on your hair, it can protect your hair from the chlorine existing in the water. When you swim your hair is completely sank in the water, being exposed to chemicals. If you only go the pool to relax you need no tin hat.
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