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How to Protect Your Hair from Chlorine

Who doesn’t like to go dip themselves into a pool?

Swimming can be a great stress buster and a fun activity too. However swimming in a pool which has chlorine can have harsh and damaging effects on your hair, it can make your hair dry and frizzy; change the colour of your hair if you have coloured hair.

Make your pool days as chilled as they are meant to be, with the tips we have for you.

  • Oil those strands

Before jumping into the pool, apply a generous amount of coconut oil or olive oil on your strands. The oil acts as a barrier between the water and the hair.

  • Rinse before the dive

Before you plunge into the pool, make sure that you take a quick rinse with fresh water. This will ensure that your hair absorbs less chlorine from the water. Post your swim make sure to rinse your hair with fresh water to remove the chlorine.

  • Use sunscreen

Just like our skin needs protection from the sun, so does our hair and all the more when our hair is exposed to chlorinated water and the sun. Look for hair serums with UVA and UVB filters to protect your hair.

  • Tie up your strands or use a swimming cap

Keeping your hair out of water, as much as possible, is the best solution. Tie your hair up in a braid or a bun. To be extra cautious about your hair getting wet, use a swimming cap, this will ensure minimum contact with water.

  • Shampoo right and deep condition always

You may be tempted to just pass your hair through water post a swim, however resist this temptation. Take the effort to shampoo your hair thoroughly. This will prevent your hair from drying out. Use a hair mask or deep conditioner to nourish your hair.


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