Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Did you ever see a blond whose hair is turning green?  It often happens in the summer from spending a lot of time in the pool.  Yup - chlorine is great for killing germs and other nasties, but terrible for our hair. It builds up on all hair types and hair colors, but seems to be most noticeable on blonds.  It can make your hair dry, stiff, sticky, and brittle.  So how can we combat it?  Try this!

Before going in the pool, saturate your hair with either plain tap water or a mix of tap water and conditioner.  Once your hair has absorbed all the moisture it can hold, feel free to take that dip.  Hair has a little bit of a sponge-like quality - once its full of water, it won't really take on any more.  So if you fill it up with safe stuff, it will be less likely so soak in the bad stuff.

Rinse your hair as soon as you get out of the pool.  Just to be safe.

One or twice a week, wash your hair with a good quality clarifying shampoo.  This will help remove buildup, but avoid using it too often or it will fade your hair color and make your hair dry.

Happy swimming! 

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