Hello Summer & Goodbye Damaged Hair
We are welcoming Summe and dry damaged hair, just a few days more and a new season will kick in. As summer comes, we are more likely to spend so much time swimming at the pool or at the beach. While this gives us so much fun, pool water and beach may damage our hair. As you were enjoying in salt water or chlorine pool all day long, your hair is actually taking the brunt. Now, your hair is dull and frizzy. Here’s why.
What’s in the pool water?
Chlorine and other chlorine-releasing agents are the most important element in swimming pools. Chlorine water or hypochlorous acid is good in terms of sanitizing. Usually, the suggested level of free available chlorine should be within the range of 2 to 4 ppm to properly fight the microorganisms without causing irritations or red eyes.
The following are other substances present in pool water:
• Algaecides (kill algae which give the green color seen in untreated ponds)
• cyanuric acid (pool stabilizer helps reduce an excess loss of chlorine in water due to the ultraviolet rays of the sun)
• bicarbonate to regulate the pH level (recommended 7.4-7.8),
• copper is also present in the swimming pools as well. This substance has various ways copper finds its way into the pool water. Copper by itself can cause several damaging effects during hair coloring and was found to accelerate the damaging effects of sunlight.
What Can Pool Water Results to Damaged Hair?
When your hair is exposed to chlorine over extended periods of time, a process called protein degradation takes place. This causes the hair fibers to gradually collapse in density. Meanwhile, some of the smaller proteins are lost in the water, as well as other important components of hair like moisture and lipids. If your hair has been too long in pool water, it will feel dry, porous, weak and dull.
In a research, it was discovered that pool water has an effect on chemically treated hair (bleached, dyed or permed prior to exposure to chlorine water). This holds true even to virgin hair (no chemical treatment) dipped in chlorine water. In other words, after hair is weakened by chlorine water, chemical treatments can strip off the cuticles, cause fractures and create more irreversible damage.
What To Do To Fix Damaged Hair?
The fastest way to restore your hair is to use water and oil.
First of all, you have to hydrate and hydrate your hair. You should bring back water into your hair and begin by picking a shampoo that can hydrate and moisturize. There are shampoos that help your hair recover.
Second, apply a leave-in hair conditioner so that it can get all the benefits all day long. It will give an added load of hydration while the scalp gets crucial nutrients to help stamp out any remaining scalp burn from the sun. You can easily tame fly-aways and frizzy hair with the help of hair conditioner.
Third, try repairing and hydrating masque weekly. This is ideal for parched and damaged hair strands. Masque provides vital moisture and nutrients which stop split ends and eliminates frizz.
Lastly, add some nourishing oil which rejuvenates your hair every few days. The oil is mixed with a blend of multiple unique molecular ingredients. This can reduce oxidative stress and add volume and shine.
You can achieve a bouncy, vibrant and shiny hair with proper hydration and nourishing regimen.
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