Now that summer is in full swing, you are likely heading outdoors to soak up some sun! If your trips take you to a community aquatics center or a backyard pool party, you may need to deal with chlorine and the impact that it can have on your hair. Unfortunately, regular exposure to chlorinated swimming pools can be very damaging to your hair, especially if you have color-treated hair. Read our guide to removing chlorine to learn how to minimize its impact:
Rinse and Repeat
Your hair care can start before you even enter the pool! Before getting in, fully saturate your hair with tap water. Soaking your hair before getting in the pool will prevent it from absorbing as much of the chlorinated water. As soon as you get out of the pool, rinse your hair with club soda, which is a more effective rinsing agent than tap water.
Wash your hair at your earliest convenience with a clarifying shampoo. This step will help rid your hair of any remaining chlorine deposits. Look for a shampoo that contains essential oils, which can help to revitalize hair, and that is safe for color-treated hair.
Because chlorine can dry out your hair, and dry hair is less likely to maintain color, it is important to hydrate your locks after you rinse and wash. Use a conditioning spray designed to counteract the drying effects caused by chlorine, sun exposure, and other environmental factors. In addition to hydrating your hair after a swim, establishing a conditioning routine will help to prevent damage next time you hit the pool. Begin deep conditioning your hair once a week with a stay-in conditioner specially formatted for color-treated hair.
For assistance in repairing your color-treated hair, call Johnny Rodriguez the Salon at (214) 987-1919. Conveniently located in Dallas, our experienced and professional team of stylists offers a full range of services including men’s and women’s haircuts, coloring, highlights, keratin treatments, extensions, and makeup applications. Call us today or visit our website to schedule an appointment.