The Science Behind Chlorine and Your Hair

Although chlorine is necessary to prevent harmful bacteria from entering the water, it can cause hair damage. Your hair can be damaged by chlorine.

It can be damaged

It should be dried

It must be stripped of all its natural oils

It should be brittle

Causing discoloration

Green Hair and Chlorine

Contrary to popular belief chlorine does not turn your hair green.

Water contains a lot of mineral deposits, including copper and iron. If you have well water, but don’t use any filters, such as on your showerhead, or the well itself, your hair may look duller and dry.

Why does your pool water turn your hair greener than your home’s? Your home water doesn’t need chlorine added often.

Chlorine attaches to mineral deposits in pool water and forms a film that sticks to your hair. This is why pool water can cause your hair to turn greener.

Notice: After swimming, people with lighter hair tend to get a greener tint.

How to Get Chlorine out of Hair

You’re probably curious about how to get rid of chlorine. We have some tips and tricks to help you take good care of your hair while swimming.

1) Before you go swimming, get your hair wet.

Get your hair wet before you jump in the pool to slow down the chlorine seepage. Do not wash your hair with shampoo. Instead, just rinse it with warm water.

Your hair is like a sponge. It absorbs everything. It absorbs everything if it is already soaked in water before you go into the pool. Your hair already has begun to absorb water so the chlorine won’t stick as well.

It doesn’t mean that you won’t have any chlorine in your hair. This helps to minimize the chance of the chlorine getting into the roots.

2) Protect your hair from chlorine with products

You can protect your hair against chlorine damage by using the right hair products. All-natural products will add moisture and nourishment.

Our Moisturizing Shampoo and Wash is perfect for your little one. The swim shampoo will make their hair shiny and smooth. It also provides excellent nourishment for their skin.

For you and your children, use a purifying shampoo. Use a shampoo that is purifying, such as our Swimming & Sport Citrus Mint Wash & Shampoo. It is great for replenishing, hydrating and purifying hair.

This swim shampoo is made with aloe Vera and fights chlorine. It leaves hair soft and shiny. This shampoo is suitable for all ages!

3) Before swimming, apply leave-in conditioner

Apply leave-in conditioner after you have washed your hair with warm water.

We mentioned chlorine can damage your hair and dry it out. You can protect your hair from some chlorine absorbed by a leave-in conditioner.

It also makes your hair soft and prevents tangles. You’ve probably tried to brush your hair after swimming and it was difficult to detangle.

If you find the tangles just too difficult to manage, we recommend our Smoothing Spray!

4) Wear A Swim Cap

A swim cap will protect your hair from chlorine damage while swimming. Although it protects your hair from direct chlorine contact, it doesn’t mean that your hair will be free of chlorine.

This is the best tip to use if you are a frequent swimmer. Swim caps are great for children because they transform into fish when they get in the pool. You can also find cute designs that will appeal to your little one.

Tip: To keep your hair soft and shiny, add conditioner before you put on a swimming cap.

5) Braid Your Hair

Braid your hair before you dip it if it is too long. You can keep your hair contained and out of your face by braiding it.

Because some chlorine molecules are concealed within braids, it is harder for chlorine to attach to your hair. Braiding your hair ensures that you don’t have as many knots or tangles.

Just in case you need it, keep a small bottle of our Smoothing Dagling Spray in the pool bag. It’s not foolproof, and you may still get tangles.

After you have removed your braids, shampoo your hair with our Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner and Silky Detangling Conditioner for a smoother look.

6) Rinse and Wash Your Hair Right After Swimming

It is best to rinse your hair immediately after swimming to remove chlorine. You can quickly rinse your hair after swimming in most pools that have an outside showerhead.

You can shower immediately if you don’t have clean water nearby the pool. The chlorine shouldn’t be left to sit.

Remember to use a shampoo that is specifically designed for your swimming hair, such as our Swim and Sport Citrus Mint Shampoo&Wash or Swimming & Sport Citrus Mint Conditioning Shampoo. They work together to remove chlorine, salt, polluting, and grime. After a long day on the water, this is what you want.

7) Don’t blow dry your hair

After washing your hair, dry it naturally with an air dryer. Heat could cause hair damage from chlorine.

8) Use Home Remedies

Try these at-home remedies to get rid of hair color problems caused by pool water.

Make a paste of 1/2 cup baking soda and water on the green ends of your hair.

Use lemon juice to soak your hair for five minutes. Then wash it and condition it as usual.

Swimming with Healthy Hair

The pool water does not have to be avoided completely because of its chlorine content. Enjoy swimming with your family in the pool this summer, and your hair will stay healthy!

Before you go swimming, make sure to teeth your hair and use a product that protects your hair from chlorine.

If you swim a lot, use a leave in conditioner before heading to pool. After swimming, rinse your hair and let it dry.

Remember to use hair products that treat, moisturize hair. You can have your cake, and eat it too (a.k.a. To have healthy hair and take a dip, use Babo Botanicals’ Swim And Chlorine Products

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