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How to Protect Your Hair from Chlorine

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Who doesn’t like an occasional dip in the pool? But while swimming can be an excellent stress buster for you, your hair doesn’t quite feel the same. A pool with high chlorine levels can have harsh and damaging effects on your tresses, making them dry and frizzy and even discoloring gorgeous hair color.

So, to make your pool days as chilled as they are meant to be, follow these protection tips to the T.

1. Oil those strands

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

Kama Ayurveda Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, Khadi Natural Ayurvedic Olive Hair and Body Oil

2. 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. Similarly, post your swim, immediately rinse your hair with fresh water to remove the chlorine.

3. Use sunscreen

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

Dot & Key Pre Swim Skin & Hair Chlorine Protection Spray, Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

4. 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. For added protection, cover your updo with a swimming cap so as to ensure minimum contact with water.

Divo Metal Free Hair Tie Black

5. Shampoo right

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.

Wella Professionals INVIGO Nutri Enrich Deep Nourishing Shampoo (For Dry And Damaged Hair)

6. Deep Condition Always

Also, use a hair mask or deep conditioner to nourish your hair. This helps undo the damaging effects of chlorine and retain the texture of your mane.

L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Spa Deep Nourishing Conditioner

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