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Chlorine effects on your hairs and their prevention?
It’s natural that your love for water rises with the arrival of summer season and nearly everyone prefers going to swimming pool, water parks to beat the heat and enjoy the hot summer season. The feeling of gliding through the water is inexpressible.
But, are you aware of the fact that access of chlorine in pool water can damage your hairs badly? Chlorinated water can make your hair dry and weak, which can cause breakage. While regular tap water contains chlorine, it usually doesn't contain that much to be a problem for regular showers. But the access amount of chlorine found in pools can have damaging effects on your hair and skin with more frequent exposure. Swimming pool chlorine is essential to kill bacteria, but at the same time it can do serious damage to your hair if you are a frequent swimmer. Chlorine strips the natural oils (sebum) that your body produces to protect your hair.
Chlorine causes hair to crack and split, changes the natural color of hair. Casual swimmers don’t often see the effects of chlorinated water. But people with specific hair types are more susceptible to chlorine damage than others. This includes people with
- Thin or fine hair
- Color-treated hair
- Bleached hair
- Chemical-treated hair
- Dry hair
- Thin of fine hair
- Hair with existing damage
How you can protect your hair from chlorine damage?
- Rinse and wet hair before and after swimming.
- Apply coconut oil, olive oil and other natural oils to your hair.
- Use swim sprays.
- Use gentle shampoos.
- Wear a swim cap.
How to fix your chlorine damaged hairs?
If your hairs are damaged by chlorine than these are some home remedies you can try to get rid of this problem:
Use a hair clarifier wash and natural conditioner to remove chlorine and any lingering harsh chemicals currently in your hair. You can make one using baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Moisturize your scalp. If your head is dry or flaky, talk to your doctor or hairstylist for products to help restore and maintain moisture. Otherwise, coconut oil can help moisturize any dry skin.
To reverse significant damage from chlorine and prevent further damage, use a deep conditioner twice a week and apply natural oils like argan oil to protect the hair and scalp.