How To Do Hair Care When You Go Swimming?

How To Do Hair Care When You Go Swimming?

If you plan to go swimming, what should you pay attention about you hair?

Let’s face it, temperatures are heating up and many of us are dying to get outside. There’s nothing like a nice dip to cool you down and enliven your spirits. There may be something you can do to preserve the overall health of your hair... 

Salt and chlorinated water have a tendency to alter your color and leave your hair dull, flat, frizzy, and dried out. Using a clarifying shampoo once per week, or every other week will help to eliminate the harsh effects swimming can have on your hair. But that’s not all…

So What Exactly is a Clarifying Shampoo?

Clarifying shampoos are heavy-duty hair cleansers designed to be used 1-4 times per month.

They help to remove the stubborn buildup left behind from all of the other products you put into your hair. And they remove deposits from water we bathe and swim in.

They can also be referred to as "purifying" or "detoxifying" shampoos.

In Addition to Removing Salt and Chlorine, Here are 7 Other Reasons to Use a Clarifying Shampoo:

 

  1. Remove Buildup From Your Styling Products - If you use dry shampoo, hairspray, or any product containing silicone, a clarifying shampoo is the easiest way to remove styling buildup, and bring back hair’s natural body and shine.

  2. Protect Against Mineral Deposits From Hard Water - Hard water (which is chock-full of minerals like magnesium and calcium) roughs up the cuticle of your hair, leaving it dry, tangled, and frizzy. It also makes it hard to rinse out traditional shampoo and conditioner, so often times you’re left with a film on your hair. Using a clarifying shampoo cuts through the minerals to get your hair clean, and mineral-free so it’s soft, shiny, and manageable.

  3. Prevents Blondes From Going Brassy or Green - Ever notice your blonde hair turn green after a summer spent in the pool? Blonde hair is more porous, so its more prone to color changes when you spend time in the pool or ocean. The chemicals and minerals get absorbed into your hair causing strange tones to appear. Washing with a clarifying shampoo post-swim will help to eliminate this.

  4. Reset An Oily Scalp - If you’re hair isn’t color-treated, this step may be for you. Using a clarifying shampoo helps to wash away excess oil on the scalp and leave you with squeaky clean strands, revitalizing your previously limp locks.

  5. A Prep Step Before You Color Your Hair - One to two days before coloring your hair, shampoo with a clarifying shampoo to remove product and mineral buildup so hair is able to better absorb the color. Enjoy longer lasting color with more vivid results.

  6. Get A Boost Of Volume In Fine/Thin Hair - If your hair is on the finer side, you can get some extra volume by deep cleansing with a clarifying shampoo. If your hair is not color-treated, alternating this into your hair care routine will help to keep strands clean and free from heavy buildup. Try a light leave-in conditioner in just the ends to keep hair soft and tangle-free.

  7. Use Before A Masque For Better Results - If hair masques are weekly ritual for you, there’s no better time to utilize a clarifying shampoo than right before you apply the masque. Deep cleansing your hair and removing the styling and mineral buildup will allow your hair to better absorb the masque. The masque also helps to counteract the (sometimes) drying effects of a clarifying shampoo.

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