How to Treat Chlorine Damaged Hair
Swimming is one of the best exercises. However, in today’s world, doing a swim in a private pool can cause more damage to hair than the benefits of health. The reason behind this excessive damage is the chlorine content in water. Most of the swimming pools, sometimes, all pools, are treated with chlorine as it acts as a barrier to prevent bacteria formation in water. However, the good purpose of adding chlorine is harmful to your hair. This is why you need to be cautious while using pools and should know how to treat chlorine damaged hair.
How chlorine affects your hair?
Chlorine is a chemical substance that strips away the hair of its natural oils. As a result, your hair becomes very dry and brittle. For some, it can also lead to hair fall and scalp disorders. Adding to this fact, when salt water is mixed with it, it dries out your hair much more and even damages the hair cuticles. Regular swimming practices can also weaken the strands and cause hair breakage.
Here are some simple home remedies you can do to treat chlorine affected hair. All the remedies here are with easily available ingredients. These natural ingredients help reduce oil build-up in hair and nourish it.
Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 cups
Lavender or lemon Essential Oil – 10 drops
- Take 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and add the essential oil of your choice.
- Cover the mixture with a lid and let it blend for 1-2 days. Keep this mixture ready for use.
How to Use: Make a solution using this mixture. Take one tablespoon of this vinegar-essential oil mixture and add it to two cups of water. Wash your hair with this solution. After that, rinse it with cold water.
Vinegar helps in removing chlorine from the hair shaft. It also restores the lost shine to your hair.
Remedy – 2
Carbonated Water/Club Soda – 1 Cup
Lemon juice – 4 tbsp.
Orange juice – 4 tbsp.
- Mix all the ingredients together and use it on washed hair…
- Rinse well with cold water.
A Word for Care:
- Keep your hair saturated after a chlorine water swim by washing thoroughly with fresh water.
- Use a leave-in conditioner for extra protection.
- Wear a swim cap to avoid damage.
These simple ways to treat chlorine damaged hair not only helps prevent hair fall but also aid in hair growth.