Pool time is year-round these days!
So whether it's glorious summertime when you’re spending your days lounging by the pool or you've got kids at swim lessons, or in competitive swimming doing laps, you’re probably getting pretty familiar with the smell of chlorine.
But What Exactly Does Chlorine Do To Your Hair?
You probably already know that exposing your hair to chlorine can cause it to become dry and brittle, and in some cases, cause your hair to change color.
But do you know WHY?
In this blog post, we'll explain how chlorine can damage your hair's natural protein structure, leading to all sorts of problems like split ends, frizziness, and even hair loss.
Keep reading to learn more!
How Chlorine Damages Your Hair's Natural Protein Structure
Chlorine is a powerful chemical that is used in swimming pools to kill bacteria and other organisms.
While it is effective at doing this, it can also have some negative side effects - especially for your hair.
When your hair is exposed to chlorine, the chemical bonds with the proteins in your hair shaft and rusts them. This process is called "oxidation." Over time, this oxidation can cause serious damage to your hair.
The proteins in your hair are responsible for giving it strength, elasticity, and shine. When they are damaged by chlorine, your hair becomes weak and brittle.
It is also more likely to suffer from split ends, frizziness, and breakage. In extreme cases, exposure to chlorine can even lead to hair loss.
What To Do?
Chlorine is a powerful chemical that has many benefits - but it can also be tough on your hair.
If you frequently swim in chlorinated water, be sure to take care of your hair by using a quality shampoo and conditioner designed to protect against damage from chlorine and other chemicals.
By taking these precautions, you can help keep your hair healthy and strong for years to come!
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Wishing you many happy lengths of the pool!