Are you spending a lot of time in the pool this summer?
I mean why not, am I right? It has definitely been a HOT summer so far and I'm sure we have plenty more to come. The only downside is what it can do to your hair!
Are you taking steps to protect your hair before diving in?
Here are some tips and tricks to keep your hair looking great,
Don't shampoo your hair right before going in the pool. Chlorine is a harsh chemical when it comes to our hair. When you shampoo your hair it gets rid of your natural oil making it easier for chlorine to penetrate and cause damage.
Do a cool rinse before jumping in. If your hair is saturated with clean water before you get into the pool then it will not be absorbing as much of the chlorinated water.
Add a leave in conditioner. Once you've rinsed with cool water, lightly towel dry and run a leave-in conditioner through your hair. We recommend Eufora's Leave-In Hydration that will add moisture, repair your hair and most importantly create a barrier from chlorine or salt.
Put your hair up. Whether it's a messy bun, a cute braid, or a top knot; get you your hair up and in contact with the water as little as possible.
Shampoo right away. Once you're out of the pool and in the shower, now is the time to shampoo. You do NOT want to leave that chlorine or salt in your hair! We recommend Eufora's Urgent Repair Shampoo. This is a gently clarifying shampoo, so it will strip away any buildup of the chlorine or salt in your hair (so if you're a blonde then you won't turn green) but won't leave your hair dry.
Finish with a deep conditioner. You want to keep as much moisture as possible in your hair to fight frizz and keep your hair looking great! Best way to do this is to have a multitasking deep conditioner. We love Eufora's Urging Repair Treatment because it restores moisture to dry and damaged hair. You can use it as a deep conditioner or leave it in for 10 min as a treatment allowing it to help reconstruct any damage. You will feel such a difference even after one use.
Most importantly have TONS of fun!!! Summer will be over before you know it so float relax in that pool while knowing that your hair will be looking great for the rest of the summer!
Until next time, enjoy all the beauty around us including who’s looking back at you in the mirror!
-Indigo Collective Team