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Old 05-30-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
 
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I went to the pool today and after i put my head under and my hair was wet i touched it and it felt like straw i new chlorine was bad for your hair and now that I've started caring about my hair i wondered if there are any was to prevent or reverse the effects of chlorine on hair i know my sister has beach blonde hair and if she doesn't wash her hair soon after she gets out of the pool it turns green summers around the corner and the pools open plz help me and all other pool-goers!
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #2
 
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Chlorine is so damaging to the hair, way worse than sulfates will ever be.
No one seems to believe me here, because everyone is so against sulfate shampoos. But really, you need a chelating shampoo (with sulfate and EDTA) to get out chlorine.
I would not follow the Curly Girl method if I was an active pool swimmer. I just wouldn't.
Shampoo your hair with a chelating shampoo and then follow with an extra moisturizing conditioner to undo the drying effects of the chlorine and the sulfate shampoo.
That chlorine needs to be out of the hair, seriously.
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
 
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hey i figured that the best thing to do was to shampoo my hair just to be positively sure i got all the chlorine out so i did also ive heard that if you spray your hair with a conditioner and water mix before getting in the pool it will decrease the amount of chlorine your hair absorbs idk if its true but it seems logical
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:49 AM   #4
 
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There are several threads on here addressing this issue. Here is one.

Getting the hair soaking wet before going in the pool prevents the hair from absorbing as much once in the pool from what I've read. AO also makes a shampoo especially for swimmers too. (it's in the above thread)
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:24 AM   #5
 
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I did Tiffany's chlorine buster remedy here. It was gross, but it worked. I still haven't checked out AO's swim poo, but what I've been doing is soaking my hair before getting in the pool, then rinsing well afterward and soaking it with conditioner. It seems to do well. I swim 2-3x a week, though, so I really probably should plunk down the $$ for the AO stuff. Sigh.
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