If you prefer a homemade solution, look no further than your pantry! “Apple cider vinegar will help rinse off some of the build-up. Just pour it on your hair as close to the scalp as you can and work it in. If you want, you can combine it with your regular shampoo,” says Jennie. “It’s going to feel really dry, so you’re going to want to add some hydration back in (see conditioner recommendation above). You can either hit it with cold water to seal the cuticle (this will always makes damaged hair look healthier and shinier!) and apply some warm coconut oil to the ends. Or you can apply the coconut oil in the shower if you’re rinsing with warm water.”
Is Water Damaging My Hair?
The effects of hard water on hair are also difficult to manage and can be quite damaging. Minerals dissolved in hard water deposit onto the surface of hair and after many washings can create a very unpleasant scaly build up. This accumulated layer of hard debris can cause hair to be dry and unruly, tangle easily, appear dull and lifeless, and lead to breakage. If possible, a water softening system can help prevent these issues. However, when that is not feasible, a clarifying shampoo or treatment may be necessary on a regular basis. A weekly rinse with a solution of distilled water and vinegar can be somewhat helpful as well. If you have hard water, expect to need to use larger quantities of conditioner in order to detangle and smooth your hair. Effects of Hard Water and Chlorine on Hair
Minerals like calcium and magnesium can collect in water and bind to the hair shaft during normal washing and conditioning. Our hair naturally has a negative electrical charge. minerals like calcium and magnesium carry a positive charge and when they encounter hair, they attach to it. The chlorine that is often added to hard water also has negative effects on hair. These minerals have a drying effect on the outer hair cuticle because they prevent moisture from entering the hair. The result? Hard, dry, tangly, frazzled, and even discolored hair. The deposits can also build up on the scalp and cause a dandruff-like condition to form.
Best ways to protect hair from pool water damage- Summer Series pt 4
It is not enough to only protect hair from pool water damage. If your swimming pool is in the outdoors, don’t forget to also protect the hair from sunlight. The constant combination of the 2 can cause hair much grief. Learn how to protect hair from sunlight here.
Hard Water Hair Damage?
If your going to color your hair at home and you have well water, treat it first with a Malibu Crystal Gel treatment. They are freeze dried vitamin products that remove all the minerals that will cause discoloration from your hair so your hair color comes out the way you expect. I’d also suggest following up with one of their Making Water Well kits. It includes a shampoo, conditioner and Hard Water Weekly Demineralizer. This will prevent minerals from accumulating in your hair and causing it to discolor. For more information, check out http://www.wellwaterhair.com
Normal water is an antibacteria solution. People will say it dries your hair out, but really, you have a million or so bacteria and mold/fungus growing in your hair right now. If you have hard/soft water or highly clorinated water, just get a filter on your shower. Goodluck<3
Pool water damaging my hair?!!!!ughhhhhhh?
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