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Chlorine and swimming pools are best friends but it’s certainly not good for your hair. Find out how to prevent the damage!
Chlorine is used in swimming pools to kill unwanted bacteria and keep swimmers safe from infections and disease from the water. But while all of that is happening, it can damage your hair and you can end up with a super dry mane.
Here’s a list of four ways to prevent chlorine damage:
1- Wet your hair first
Your hair soaks in liquid fast. If you get your hair wet before you step into the pool, you can prevent some of the water with chlorine or damaging salts from being absorbed.
2- Swim cap
If you want to prevent hair damage the best you can do is wear a swim cap. A swim cap is a great way to enjoy the pool without subjecting your hair to a lot of chlorine. If you wet your hair before putting on the cap you will create a tighter seal that prevents even more chlorinated water from being absorbed.
3-Use a leave-in conditioner before entering the pool
Applying a little conditioner before you enter the pool can help prevent some of the chlorine from being absorbed. This will help you prevent chlorine from being absorbed and it will also moisturize your hair while swimming. Amazing!
Applying an oil like coconut oil and wearing a swim cap is a great way to prevent chlorine from damaging your hair. The oil repels water and prevents your hair from absorbing the chlorine.
And here are 3 tips to repair your hair from chlorine damage
1- Rinse your hair immediately
You certainly need to rinse your hair immediately after swimming. This way you don’t let the chlorine, salt, or other contaminants sit in your hair. If you’re really worried about damage, use a special shampoo formulated to remove chlorine from your hair.
Wet hair has a tendency to tangle, and brushing with a brush is more likely to damage your hair. Use a wide-toothed comb to gently detangle and smooth wet hair. This will help a lot!
3-Clarify your hair
A hair clarifier can remove any harsh chemicals from your hair. While you can buy a clarifying shampoo, you can also use an apple cider vinegar rinse to remove any unwanted chlorine.