How to protect your hair color from chlorine
Chlorine is one of your hair’s greatest enemies. Not only does it weaken and dry it, it also can turn blondes green and brunettes orange. If you want your beautiful hair to survive the swimming pool chlorine then don’t miss our top tips for protecting your color.
We’re always talking about the effect that the sun or wind can have on your hair but, did you know that chlorine is one of its worst enemies? So, especially in the summer, we have to take special care of our hair and prevent putting it at risk of becoming brittle and dry. How? With the tips our experts share with you below:
How does chlorine affect our hair?
You should bear in mind that chlorine is a powerful disinfecting agent with a very high pH. This lifts the hair cuticle more than usual, which is what causes the hair color to be lost and the hair’s condition to become dull and dry.
The hair color that can be most affected is blonde, which can turn green after a few dips in the pool. This is because after bleaching the hair becomes more sensitive and fragile. If it is not conditioned regularly it becomes even more porous, making the penetration of chemicals much easier, such as the blue pigments found in the pool (the mixture of chlorine and copper sulfate pentahydrate is a blueish color).
Tips to prevent your hair from changing color
Prevention and protection, that’s where the key is. Keeping hair nourished is fundamental to prevent it from suffering every time we have a dip in the pool. You should also remember that the weaker it is, the more vulnerable it becomes to color variations. That’s why we need to protect our hair with specific products for color treated hair, such as the Citric Balance range. Made up of a shampoo, mask and restructuring lotion, it seals the hair cuticle’s scales to guarantee longer-lasting color. Formulated with Hair Care System technology, it restores the hair’s structure after technical processing, achieving better color results and maximum shine. Hair oils also help to keep hair healthy and strong, as the act as a barrier. This is true of Grapeology, a powerful antioxidant made from a base of crushed grapeseed oil sourced from wine cellars in the Spanish region of La Rioja, which nourishes and hydrates on the deepest of levels. Its high antioxidant content protects the hair from external agents and reduces aging.
When we’re talking protection, without a doubt your top ally for helping your hair survive your summer days at the pool, is Salerm 21 Bi-Phase. This bi-phase spray is designed especially to protect the hair shaft from sun exposure, chlorine and salt water. Among its multiple benefits it conditions, detangles and instantly repairs hair to leave it looking healthy, shiny and frizz-free.
Make rinsing your hair when you get out of the water part of your routine to make sure as few as possible of the chemicals are absorbed.
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