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Tips to Prevent Chlorine Damaged Hair
Swimming in a pool is something a lot of people love to do because it is a whole lot of fun, however a lot of people don't really think about the fact that pools have chlorine in them and swimming in chlorine can be very damaging to your hair. Chlorine will dry your hair out really bad and it can lead to breaking in your hair.
If you are someone that loves to swim and you do it often just be aware that you could be causing damage to your hair or possibly have already damaged your hair. Today I am going to be talking about not only how to prevent chlorine damage but also how to repair your hair from the chlorine damage you may have.
Create a Conditioning Shield
A great way to prevent damage is by not allowing that chlorine to sink into your hair. You can do this by creating a shield with things like conditioner or even a leave in conditioner. Our personal fave is the Ion Swimmer's Leave-in Conditioner. Just wet your hair before getting in the pool and then apply some conditioner to your hair or spray in a leave in conditioner and comb it through your hair. The conditioner will help to prevent the chlorine from sinking in.
Rinse Your Hair
When you get out of the pool it is so important to rinse your hair right away. It is not completely necessary to actually wash your hair after swimming but you really should rinse your hair because because if you don't rinse the chlorine out of your hair it will just sit on your hair and sink in causing that damage that you don't want.
If you are one that swims a lot and you want to prevent any damage in your hair from the chlorine a great way to do so is to wear a swim cap. It may not be the most flattering look but it is a great way to save your hair from any damage and prevent it from getting wet as well. If you are one that has badly damaged hair already, I would highly recommend this.
Thinking chic or feminine for your swim cap? The Sugar Skull TYR La Vengadora Swim Cap (pictured above) is a cute choice. Go full on girly with this Latex with Embossed Flower Pattern Ornament Swim Bathing Cap in 6 different colors.
To keep your hair nice and healthy conditioning treatments are a great way to maintain the integrity of your hair through the chlorine. If you want to be extra protective you could do a conditioning treatment before you go swimming to prep it for the drying as well as doing a treatment after swimming to restore the moisture to your hair. This Malibu Swimmers Wellness Treatment Kit contains shampoo, conditioner and a mask for your hair.
Obviously all these things are not necessary if you are going to just go swimming for a day every once in a while but if you are a swimmer for the sport or maybe you are just one that likes to spend their Summer days hanging at the pool all of these things can really help your hair because a lot of people don't know just how damaging chlorine can be for your hair because it dries it out so much. Take care of your lovely locks ladies and gentlemen!