How do you get chlorine out of your hair?


Quick Answer

To remove chlorine from your hair, immediately rinse and shampoo after swimming. Once hair is washed, create a baking soda paste and apply to damp hair. Allow the solution to rest and rinse with shampoo and a protein-rich conditioner.

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Full Answer

  1. Rinse hair after swimming

    Immediately after swimming, thoroughly rinse your hair with warm water.

  2. Wash with shampoo

    After rinsing, wash your hair with moisturizing shampoo.

  3. Dry your hair

    With a clean towel, gently squeeze excess moisture out of your hair. Do not scrub your head, as this may damage hair strands.

  4. Create the cleaning solution

    Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of water. Stir to create a paste.

  5. Apply solution to hair

    Apply the baking soda and water cleaner directly to hair strands. Allow the solution to rest for several minutes.

  6. Rinse hair

    In the shower, rinse your hair with warm water. Shampoo as normal.

  7. Add conditioner to your hair

    Once the cleaning solution is fully rinsed from your hair, apply a protein-rich conditioner. Because hair is 91 percent protein, protein-infused conditioners protect hair quality and strength by slowing damage caused by harsh chemicals, such as chlorine.

  8. Dry and style hair

    Fully dry your hair using a clean towel. Do not blow dry on high heat, as this may damage your hair. Once dry, style as usual.

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