Does The Chlorine In A Pool Damage Your Hair?


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Swimming in a chlorinated pool can damage your hair because chlorine is a strong oxidising agent, and it tends to damage the cuticle of the hair, which is the outer layer protecting the shaft of the hair.

Too much exposure to chlorine tends to make your hair brittle. Because the hair then breaks easily, it can look like you are losing your hair.

However, just going for the occasional swim will not have severe effects upon your hair. It is if you swim regularly that you need to have a serious think about how to protect your hair.

One way of protecting your hair is to wear a swimming cap, such as worn by professional and serious swimmers. Another way to protect your hair is to condition it before swimming, and to leave the conditioner in the hair. Also, nowadays, there are some specialist products particularly devoted to the task of protecting your hair while you swim. If you swim regularly in chlorinated pools, a trip to your local pharmacy may be in order.
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That comment helps me a lot but i really would like to know if i didnt get a perm in about a month or two, can i still get my hair wet a little or alot in chlorine water?
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Anonymous answered
Yes you can swim in chlorine with a perm. What I do is put conditioner on it before I get in the pool for some protection.
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sandy martin answered
Add 2-3 drops of honey to a glass of water and use this as the last rinse after shampooing.
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Anonymous answered
Well, I am a bit young but I am going to tell you how I feel? I feel that conditioner may damage your hair if you have a perm. The reason being is because my mother tells me this and so does the hair stylest as well. But as I sit and read the comments that everybody else makes about different ways you can protect your hair, I have a perm and I am going to a water park next week, but I don't want my hair to fall out or anything so I do have a swimming cap. My biggest problem I have is that I really don't want to walk around with a tite swimming cap on my head because it will make me look funny knowing that I am going with a few students in my school. Most importantly it is the only way to protect my hair but I do have a choice other then wear a swimming cap. I will try using condition or other items.But  I want to know if you havent got a perm in about a month or two, can you still get your hair wet in chlorine water?
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Janey answered
Regular washing with a good shampoo and conditioner will keep hair strong and healthy, as will regular applying of hair oils and nutrients.  Eating lots of fresh fruit and green vegetables that are high in Vitamin C and D will also be helpful as they promote healthy hair growth, strong scalp and help reduce or stop baldness.
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Activist answered
It's afraid it's hereditary. You can however take preventative actions before serious balding even occurs. Like Rogaine or Hair Club for Men.  I have never actually known someone that uses these products but the results on the commercials seem pretty damn good. If I were balding I would definitely look into it.
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Ashley Monroe answered
Combing is the very first step to prevent hair loss. Brushing is helpful for cleaning and maintaining hygiene. Daily combing improves blood circulation that helps to increase hair growth. Continuous blood flow increases the activity of cells of the scalp. To prevent hair loss, you must use a wide toothed comb and a fluffy brush. This will reduce your hair loss up to 50%. Combing will pave the way for regeneration and growth.

Choose the right shampoo

Hair Loss ShampooAlways use the right shampoo. Do not use any product without knowing about it. Different people have different hair types. Pay attention to this while purchasing any shampoo. At present, many companies manufacture shampoo for normal, oily, and dry hair. Some companies manufacture anti-dandruff shampoo, which can reduce fast growing dandruff. In general, you should wash your hair at least twice a week. Never forget to wash hair after swimming in the sea. Washing helps to remove chlorine and salt that can harm your hair follicles. Always rinse hair well after washing with shampoo.

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