What are the effects of chlorine on your hair?

Homnès - été : les effets du chlore sur les cheveux

Chlorine is a commonly used element in swimming pools to disinfect the water and ensure a clean swimming experience. However, it can have detrimental effects on our hair, leaving it dry, brittle and dull. In this article, we'll explore the effects of chlorine on hair and share valuable tips for protecting it.


Chlorine, due to its oxidizing properties, can strip the natural oils present in our hair, leading to significant dehydration. This can make them more vulnerable to breakage, split ends and loss of shine. Additionally, chlorine can also cause scalp irritation, itching, and a dry feeling.


So how can you protect your hair from chlorine? Here are some simple tips to follow:


1. Pre-rinse your hair:Before diving into the pool, rinse your hair with clean water. This will saturate the hair follicles with clean water, thereby limiting chlorine absorption.


2. Apply protection: Before swimming, apply a protective product to your hair. This could be a leave-in conditioner, hair oil, or nourishing mask. These products will form a protective barrier between your hair and the chlorine.


3. Wear a swim cap:For maximum protection, consider wearing a latex or silicone swim cap. It's not very glamorous but it will prevent chlorine from coming into direct contact with your hair, thus protecting it from harmful effects.


4. Rinse and wash immediately after swimming: Once you have finished swimming, rinse your hair thoroughly with clean water to remove any chlorine residue. Then, wash your hair with Homnès nourishing shampoo to completely remove chlorine.


5. Intensely moisturize: After washing your hair, apply our Homnès conditioner to deeply hydrate. 


By following these simple tips, you can protect your hair from the harmful effects of chlorine and preserve its natural health and shine. Make the most of your summer swims while keeping a magnificent mane!

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