What Are The Impacts Of Chlorine On Your Hair? - Hair Made Easi

What Are The Impacts Of Chlorine On Your Hair?

As summer draws near, many of us look forward to cooling off in the pool. However, the chlorine in pool water can damage our hair and extensions. In this blog, we'll discuss how chlorine affects our hair and offer tips to protect it while enjoying swimming.    

The Effects of Chlorine on Your Hair:

Dryness and Brittle Hair: Chlorine strips the natural oils from your hair, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. This can result in split ends and a dull appearance.

 Colour Fading: Chlorine can cause colour-treated hair to fade more quickly, resulting in dullness and uneven coloration. The harsh chemicals in chlorine break down the pigments in your hair, leading to premature colour loss.

 Frizz and Tangles: Chlorine can disrupt the hair cuticle, causing it to become rough and raised. This leads to increased frizz and tangling, making it difficult to manage and style your hair. For detangling your hair after swimming we would recommend our Luxury Paddle Brush

 Scalp Irritation: Chlorine can irritate the scalp, causing dryness, itching, and redness. Those with sensitive skin may experience more pronounced symptoms, including inflammation and even dandruff.

 Weakened Hair Extensions: Hair extensions, particularly those made from synthetic fibres or human hair, are also vulnerable to chlorine damage. The chemicals can cause the extensions to become dry, brittle, and more prone to tangling and breakage.


Protecting Your Hair and Extensions 

Pre-Swim Treatment: Before swimming, dampen your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil. This creates a barrier that helps protect your hair from chlorine absorption.

Wear a Swim Cap: Invest in a swim cap to shield your hair and extensions from direct contact with chlorine. This provides an extra layer of protection.

Rinse Immediately: After swimming, rinse your hair and extensions thoroughly with fresh water to remove chlorine residue. Use a clarifying shampoo .

Deep Conditioning: Treat your hair and extensions to a deep conditioning treatment after swimming to replenish moisture and nourish your hair. 

Avoid Heat Styling: Give your hair and extensions a break from heat styling tools after swimming. Instead, opt for air-drying or gentle styling techniques. By using the XL Luxury Hair Wrap after washing your hair the super absorbency means that you will not have to use as much heat on your hair resulting in less damage to the hair.

Regular Maintenance: Keep your hair and extensions healthy with regular trims, hydrating masks, and professional treatments. This helps prevent and repair damage.


Our founder Nicola Wood says "While chlorine can pose challenges for your hair and extensions, with proper care and precautions, you can minimise its damaging effects. By taking proactive steps to protect and nourish your locks, you can enjoy your summer swims while maintaining healthy, beautiful hair all season long."

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