For those who are used to swimming in the pool, we have a special recommendation for hair care. What damage can the chlorine in the pool water do to the health of our hair?
If you are in the habit of going to the pool regularly, it is better to make sure that you take extra care of your hair. The damage caused by copper and chlorine in pool water is not a rumor. “When copper oxidizes in contact with the hair shaft, it creates a green tint that’s more visible in blonde hair,” says Dr. Jessica Krant, a dermatologist at the New York Center for Laser and Skin Surgery. And Claire? He continues: “Chlorine makes your hair dry and soulless because it removes the natural oil from your hair and scalp. This will cause your hair to lose its softness and become rough and scattered. This means that chlorine will make your hair hard and rough, reduce its shine and remove its natural color.
But there is no need to worry. We know how to protect hair from chlorine. So you can continue to swim and enjoy your beautiful hair.
Wash your hair with fresh water
“The goal is to prevent the pool water from directly impacting your hair shaft,” Krant says. Wet your hair with fresh water before entering the pool, to reduce the direct contact surface of the pool water with your hair. To re-rinse during and after swimming, shower every half hour on long days in the pool.
Apply coconut oil to your hair
“Coconut oil (or hair oil of choice) creates a water-resistant shield and protects hair from chlorine and copper,” says Krant. To avoid chlorine damage, allow the oil to remain on your head while swimming.
Wear a swimming cap
Wearing a swimming cap is not for professional swimmers. If your hair is naturally dry, chemically treated, or damaged due to the use of heat tools, be sure to use a swimming cap. Chlorine has a greater effect on weaker hair!
Use more conditioner
“If you’ve been exposed to heavy chlorine for several weeks, use more conditioner,” Krant says. Conditioners protect the hair before swimming and repair it after swimming. She also recommends using restorative hot oil treatments and absorbent conditioners to hydrate your hair and add shine.
Use shampoos that remove copper
This shampoo removes the green tone of the hair. If the green tone of the hair is removed after one use of the shampoo, it is optional to use it again. But Krant recommends using these shampoos every day if you swim regularly.
Ladies, please put away the heat styling tools! Let your hair air dry and try not to give in to the temptation of trying a new hair color this summer. “This keeps your hair cuticle as soft as possible and helps the hair shaft resist chlorine and copper penetration,” Crant says.
(source: fitness magazine)
19 December 2014 21:52
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