Say Goodbye To Pool Hair
Is chlorine killing your hair? Simply tips for clarifying your locks.
Swim caps are best… however, when it’s not an option or you don’t want it to stump your style, there are some simple at home solutions to remove the dreaded chlorine. Blondes especially are extremely vulnerable to their hair turning green. Chlorine can act like a toner that can change your color — sometimes instantly!
Tip #1 – Get it wet before you swim.
Wet your hair BEFORE jumping into the pool. You’ll fill up your hair’s cuticles with good water instead of taking the dry porous hair and letting all the chlorine and chemicals sink in.
Tip #2 – Block the buildup.
Clarify your color weekly. Apple cider vinegar is a great and cost-effetctive natural clarifier. Just add one part vinegar to four parts water and pour it over freshly washed hair. Then do a final rinse. You can also mix up a citrus lift. Combine 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1 cup club soda. Use like a shampoo in your hair and follow with your favorite conditioner. The carbonation in the club soda and the acid in the citrus juices work together to detox your hair and remove impurities like dirt, chlorine, and salt.