Protecting Your Hair From Chlorine Damage

TeilaStarred Page By Teila, 30th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3475vpkh/
Posted in Wikinut>Health>Home Remedies

While swimming in the pool may be great for your body, the chlorine in the pool is horrible for your hair. There are several products on the market that you can use, however, they are often expensive and made out of the same ingredients you can find in your own kitchen.

Hair Care Tips

Chlorine can color/tint your hair, cause dryness, breakage and even change the texture of your hair. To protect your hair this summer, here are some inexpensive tips, using items commonly found in the kitchen.

Olive Oil

If you are going for a quick swim grab a bottle of Olive oil and massage it into your hair before diving into the pool. The oil will coat your hair and help prevent the chlorine from penetrating your hair shaft. Then when you’re done swimming for the day, simply wash your hair with your regular shampoo and wala, your hair will feel clean and moisturized.

Eggs

To mend already damaged hair, try eggs. Eggs are full of proteins, not just for your body, but for your hair too. Simply crack an egg into a bowl, add a tablespoon of water and whip it together using a fork. Apply the mixture to your hair and let the eggs soak in for ten to fifteen minutes. Then simply rinse out using cool to tepid water. (Hot water will cook the egg, making it difficult to rinse out.)

Vinegar

Ready for the ultimate cleanser and hair sheen, try vinegar. It not only cleanses your hair, but it conditions it too. Just add a tablespoon of white or cider vinegar to a spray bottle and spray it onto `your hair a few minutes before shampooing. The vinegar will help remove the chlorine from your damaged hair and as an added bonus it will add a nice sheen to your hair.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that nourish and moisturize both the scalp and hair. It has been used for centuries as a natural hair and skin conditioner. It has a low melting point so it will turn from solid to oil in your hands, making it easy to use. Simply place a small amount into the palm of your hand and gently massage it into your hair. Give it a few minutes to soak in, then shampoo and rinse.

Beer & Lemon Juice

Beer doesn't only taste good; it is great for your hair. Put some in a spray bottle and add a few drop of lemon juice to it and shake and spray. The beer will rid your hair of the chlorine and lemon juice is a great way to remove dandruff. The lemon juice will also prevent your hair from smelling like beer.

Aspirin

Did you know that aspirin can help remove the green tint chlorine damaged blondes often get. Crush about ten aspirin tablets into a spray bottle, add water and shake. Spray the mixture into your hair and let it set in for about ten to fifteen minutes before shampooing.

Banana and Avocado Mask

Here is something fun to try. Smash together a few ripe bananas with a single ripe avocado. Liberally massage into your hair, and let set for 10 to 15 minutes then shampoo and rinse. Both banana and avocado make great conditioners for your hair.

Use These Tips To Save Your Hair From The Chlorine

But, if this sounds like too much work and you're not the DIY type, there are plenty of hair care products available on the market. The important thing is that you don't avoid the water just because of the chlorine. Swimming is great summer fun and chlorine does serve its purpose. So what are you waiting for; there are plenty of ways to protect your hair from chlorine this summer.

Tags

Beauty, Beer, Chlorine, Conditioner, Hair, Hair Bleaching, Hair Care, Hair Tips, Lemon Juice, Natural Remedies, Swimming, Vinegar

Meet the author

author avatar Teila
Teila Tankersley - freelance writer and author who highlights stories that are upbeat and sometimes even controversial. Her stories have the ability to inspire and to amuse. Check them out!

Share this page

moderator Steve Kinsman moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
30th May 2014 (#)

One of a kind post and interesting as well!

Reply to this comment

author avatar Teila
3rd Feb 2018 (#)

Thank you Fern

Reply to this comment

author avatar cnwriter..carolina
30th May 2014 (#)

fabulous tips Teila..many many thanks...

Reply to this comment

author avatar Teila
3rd Feb 2018 (#)

Thank you Carolina

Reply to this comment

author avatar johnbee
30th May 2014 (#)

Very interesting post.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Teila
3rd Feb 2018 (#)

Thank you Johnbee

Reply to this comment

author avatar Phyl Campbell
30th May 2014 (#)

Informative. Many good and timely tips.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Teila
3rd Feb 2018 (#)

Thank you Phyl

Reply to this comment

author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
31st May 2014 (#)

Thanks for the tips Teila. I used coconut oil when I was young and in between it got a bad name but is back in favor now. It feels natural on our hair - siva

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password