Who doesn’t love cooling off in the blazing heat with a dip in the pool? The only downside is the look of green colored locks after dousing your hair in chlorine to try and cool off. Not to worry lovers of summer, we’ve got some great tips for keeping your hair healthy in or out of the pool. Enjoy all that summer has to offer and keep your hair summer ready with a few simple tips to save your hair from chlorine damage. Take a look…
Cap it off
Yes, we know you hate that circa 1950’s bathing cap your mom suggested, but why not use it when you’re enjoying the pool solo? After all,if no one is there to see you, did you really look crazy?
Start with a wet head
Before indulging in pool-time, saturate your hair with tap water. If your hair is already soaked with water, it will absorb less chlorine.
Rinse and repeat then rinse again
Rinse your hair immediately after swimming to get rid of any chlorine clinging to your hair. If you’re spending hours or even the entire day in the pool, take the time to rinse the chlorine out periodically. Not letting it soak into your hair can help protect it.
Give it back some moisture
Chlorine strips your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and frizzy. Be sure to condition your hair well during pool season and consider a leave-in conditioner to give it an extra boost of hydration. For an added boost, apply a leave-in conditioner or hair mask before going into the pool.
Take steps to repair the damage
If your hair is already damaged from chlorine, use a clarifying shampoo or rinse your hair with apple-cider vinegar to help remove chlorine buildup. You can also give your hair regular protein treatments to repair the damage, and keep your ends trimmed to help prevent split ends!
Hopefully with these tips, you’ll be able to get out there and relish every second of your sun-soaked summer.If you’re more than a little passionate about all thing’s hair-related, maybe a career in cosmetology is right for you. The beauty industry is on the rise, and talented cosmetologists are in high demand. To learn more about a career in the beauty world, check out the Cosmetology program at Sunstate Academy. Contact us today to learn more about starting your future career or schedule a tour today!