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Why You Need a Hair Routine for Pool Day
Chlorine is a chemical disinfectant that is great for cleaning pools, but not so much for keeping your hair healthy.
Just as disinfectants are meant to break down and remove dirt, oil, and bacteria, chlorine sucks the natural oils from your hair and skin, leaving them dry, rough, and damaged. Stripping the oil from your hair in a pool on a regular basis can cause over drying, increased porosity, and in some cases fairly significant damage if you don't take steps to prevent and treat your hair for chlorine exposure. Here are some tips to keep your hair healthy all summer long.
Swim Prep: Rinse Your HairBefore diving into the pool, rinse your hair with clean tap water. Your hair is similar to a sponge. If you saturate your hair with tap water beforehand, your hair will be less likely to absorb so much of the chlorinated water in the pool. You can even add a leave-in conditioner or a hair oil before jumping in to further prevent chlorine absorption.
Post-Swim: Wash & Condition Right Away
Shampooing your hair immediately after chlorine exposure is the best way to remove the bulk of the chlorine and prevent damage that it could cause to your hair. We use sodium phytate in our Moondust Hair Wash formula, a natural biodegradable chelating agent that allows our shampoo to perform in any type of water (including hard water) and keeps your hair soft even after a day in the pool. Immediately following with a conditioner and detangle with a wide-tooth comb.
Post-Swim: Moisture Restoration
Looking to add extra moisture? Add a hair mask, leave-in conditioner and/or a hair oil. Chlorine can strip your hair of natural oils and break down essential proteins, leaving hair dry and brittle, so you'll want to slather on the moisture after your swim.
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