How to Protect Your Hair at the Pool

Summertime Chicago or Jet-setting to pool parties, it's time to enjoy some pool time. Pool time though should be a relaxing, stress-free activity but it can be pretty harsh on your hair. These simple steps will help you have a care-free time at the pool knowing your hair will be in good shape.

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PREGAME

No, not like that, but before you get in the pool prep your hair with a simple soak. Hair is like a sponge, and if it's pre-filled with non-chlorinated water then there is less room in the hair for it to soak up chlorinated water.

 
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GET IT OUT

After your time in the pool, remove that chlorinated water from your hair. Leaving it in can damage, or alter your hair color. Use a good clarifying shampoo (we like Davines Detoxifying Scrub) to purify your hair and scalp.

 

QUENCH YOUR THIRST

Put back the moisture the chlorine will strip out. The Great Hydrator by Evo is a solid pick. Allow the moisture mask to sit, and replenish and condition your dehydrated locks.

 
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CAP IT OFF / FIX THE LAYOUT

Final notes here. A pool or shower cap is also a good addition to a pool routine. It may feel old school, but it will help block out some of the chlorinated water.

If you're planning to lay out and soak up some sun after a swim, remember that chlorine is a bleach. This mean that when it's in your hair and you sit in the sun you have direct heat on bleach which can be a dangerous recipe for your hair.