You May Love the Pool, But Your Hair Doesn't !

Here are a few tips to keep your hair from soaking up the chlorine and turning into a dry, tangled mess.

You may love the pool, but your hair definitely does not! Here are a few tips to keep your hair from soaking up the chlorine and turning into a dry, tangled mess.

  • The first and best step before jumping into the pool is to wet your hair with fresh water and apply a layer of conditioner.  If a lack of running water is an issue, get a spray bottle and fill with a mix of fresh water and conditioner.  Spray your hair with the mixture, completely saturating it before you jump into the pool.  


  • A second step, if possible, is to rinse your hair with fresh water every time you get out of the pool and then re-spray with the conditioner and water mixture.  


  • Finally, at then end of your day at the pool put distilled white vinegar into a spray bottle and apply to hair; keep it in for 10 minutes being careful to avoid getting vinegar into your eyes.  Follow-up by cleansing with a sulfate-free shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner.

With just a little bit of effort, your hair will look great all summer long.  Enjoy the pool!

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Jennifer renninger June 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Great information that I will share with all my curly hair friends (and maybe use myself as a straight haired girl).
Camilo H. Smith June 30, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Glad these tips helped you, Jennifer! These are practical tips for every hair type.


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