On vacation- quick question about chlorine

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  • 1 Post By oh.hi.its.steph
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Im going to be on vacation until wednesday and I will be swimming in a pool with chlorine. I am not sure how to remove chlorine in your hair. But, I heard if you mix lemon and conditioner it can remove chlorine. If I swam every day until Wednesday and washed my hair later at the hotel with my devacurl low poo and devacurl one conditioner will my hair be ok? then on thursday or Wednesday when im home put lemon and conditioner in my hair?
I heard sulfate doesnt remove chlorine so I think I will just use lemon and conditioner when i get home?
Thanks!
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Conditioner: tresemme naturals, shea moisture restorative conditioner
Syler: shea moisture's curl soufflé and smoothie.
First you should load conditioner into your hair and cover with a swimming cap. That way there is no dry hair available to soak up water or chlorinated water.

To wash it out after swimming you can use any PH balancing shampoo such as those used to wash perm out of hair.


PRINCETON
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Agree, I would definitely wear a swimming cap. Too much work goes in to getting hair just right, to have it wrecked by chlorine and sun.
A chealating shampoo would really help tbh. I go swimming every week and the chlorine in the pool is just grrr lol
I use elucence to remove the chlorine
Daily fix by curl junkie is good to apparently so is joico kpak shampoo the ingredient your looking for is ..supposedly... edta.

The suggestion above is also good too, using a typical shampoo that removes perms.
I hope this helps


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ok- so using a low poo wont even help my hair? I should only use conditioner this vacation and get a shampoo that removes chlorine when i get home? I guess ill just load my hair with conditioner when i come back from the pool. Does chlorine buildup or does it just dry out? and normal shampoos and lowpoos dont remove cholorine buildup?
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Cleanser: shea moisture's african black soap cleanser or moisture retention shampoo
Conditioner: tresemme naturals, shea moisture restorative conditioner
Syler: shea moisture's curl soufflé and smoothie.
BEFORE you swim, wet and condition your hair, or at the very least wet it totally, that way your hair has already absorbed water, will not take on more. keep doing that as you go in and out of the pool.
ideally, you would wet and put conditioner in your hair and wear a swim cap.

you want to keep as much chlorine as possible from being absorbed into your hair.

thoroughly rinse your hair when you get out of the pool.

then do whatever shampoo method is best (i'm not up on that) after, not sure if it has to be that day or it can wait.
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You SHOULD be able to just shampoo it out, I would think! Especially if you protected your hair before swimming. I haaaaate swim caps, so I never use those... maybe not the best thing for my hair, but. :P I found that my method protects my hair pretty well. I wet my hair pretty thoroughly, then apply generous amounts of a heavy conditioner, then braid my hair back loosely so it still looks cute but is tucked away somewhat. Then whenever I'm getting out to reapply sunscreen, I'll run to the bathroom, rinse my hair out a little and reapply conditioner. No noticeable damage for me!
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Last edited by oh.hi.its.steph; 05-26-2012 at 11:03 AM.
You SHOULD be able to just shampoo it out, I would think! Especially if you protected your hair before swimming. I haaaaate swim caps, so I never use those... maybe not the best thing for my hair, but. :P I found that my method protects my hair pretty well. I wet my hair pretty thoroughly, then apply generous amounts of a heavy conditioner, then braid my hair back loosely so it still looks cute but is tucked away somewhat. Then whenever I'm getting out to reapply sunscreen, I'll run to the bathroom, rinse my hair out a little and reapply conditioner. No noticeable damage for me!
Originally Posted by oh.hi.its.steph
Oooo that's a really good idea, braiding your hair back after applying the conditioner. I guess then not as much will come off with the movement of the water.
I know IAgirl has a blog with pictures of hair strands coated in oils or conditioner and submerged in "chlorinated" water, and yeah, the ones with conditioner worked the best. However, if you put on a swim cap with conditioned hair it could get slippery and come off...
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Last edited by SaraNoH; 05-30-2012 at 07:21 PM.
Ugh.... U girls wanting to look cute while swimming lol

Just throw on ur grannies night time bloomers, put that hair in a swim cap, and go enjoy the pool this summer lol


PRINCETON
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Wet your hair first, then apply a good chelating conditioner, like a Suave Naturals, or VO5 Herbal Essences. Top that with a cap.

You won't need a chelating (or other) shampoo if you use a conditioner with EDTA.
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Morgan

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I oil my hair before I go to the pool, and then I can just cowash it out.
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Has anyone tried Philip Kingsley's Swim Cap? It's expensive, but it's supposed to provide great protection for hair before swimming.

I plan to fit in my budget this season.

Philip Kingsley Swimcap Cream (150ml) | lookfantastic.com
do you know what the ingredients are?
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Couple questions. As far as adding
Conditioner before swimming.. Does this have to be done immediately before. When I go to the beach could I shower and just apply conditioner to my wet hair and go to the beach
And it will still be conditioned enough when I jump in? Or should I use the shower beside pools and wet hair then apply conditioner?

Also what is a chelating conditioner?

Last question. I know ion makes a chlorine shampoo and conditioner line. Cg friendly?



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Ideally, you would want your hair to be as well saturated as possible when you get in the water, so you'd wet it just before getting in. Don't let that be a deterrent, though. It's better to wet it when most convenient, than not to wet it at all.

A chelate is a compound which binds to a metal atom. EDTA is probably the most common, and it's in the Suave Naturals, and VO5 conditioners, which are cheap and plentiful. For me, that works well with water I swim in, so I don't bother with a special "swimmer's" shampoo or conditioner.
Peace,
Morgan

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Get this: I just read an article on AOL about how you can use Asprin to remove chlorine from your hair. who knew?

Here's the link: Repurposing Ideas: 5 New Uses For Aspirin

You just dissolve Asprin in some water and let your hair sit in that for about 10 minutes. I'm sure it can't be any more drying that sulfate shampoos and is cheap.
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Aspirin is acetyl salicylic acid, and it can eat holes in your stomach/intestinal lining.

Here is a link to the MSDS for it. Pay particular attention to the Hazard and First Aid Measures sections.
Peace,
Morgan

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Last edited by Morgan_Adcock; 06-04-2012 at 07:08 PM.
Disgusting. I didn't like the idea of aspirin to begin with. Thank you for confirming that for me. Geeeesh


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