Pool water contains chlorine, a disinfectant that keeps you and your loved ones safe from infections. However, the same can’t be said for your hair. Chlorine is effective when dealing with bacteria in the water, but it can damage your hair. Suppose you constantly deal with hair-related issues because of chlorine levels in your backyard pool. In that case, Phoenix Pool Demolition can help you eliminate the problem by providing a clean slate to re-invent your property.
Chlorine makes hair dry and brittle by stripping natural oils, causing it to split and change color. Luckily, you can protect your hair against the adverse effects of chlorine. Frequent swimmers usually observe their hair turn green, but chlorine is not entirely responsible. Chlorine oxidizes copper, which alters hair color and changes to green. Here are ways to protect your hair from chlorine damage.
Wet Your Hair First
Although it may seem obvious to wet your hair and body before jumping into the pool, it ensures chlorine and salts don’t damage your hair. Many people usually ignore the shower installed near the pool, but rinsing your entire body goes a long way in ensuring your hair remains in tip-top shape.
Wear a Swim Cap
Additionally, wearing a swim cap can protect your hair from coming into contact with chlorinated water. While wetting your hair can mitigate the adverse effects of chlorine and salts on your hair, a swimming cap adds an extra layer of protection, so you don’t have to worry about hair damage. The last thing you want is your hair to be green.
Use a Leave-In Conditioner
A hair conditioner is commonly used to enhance the aesthetics and health of your hair. Suppose you have plans to go swimming; consider a leave-in conditioner which prevents your hair from absorbing chlorine in pool water. Putting on a swimming cap after applying the leave-in conditioner is advisable, guaranteeing optimal protection from chlorine without compromising the moisture in your hair.
Oil always rises to the top when mixed with water. With that in mind, applying oil to your hair can repel chlorinated water and prevent potential hair damage. Using hair sulfate-free hair shampoo after swimming is essential, as adhering to a post-swim hair care regimen prevents chlorine damage.
It is important to remember that these are not 100% full-proof methods. Your hair can still come into contact with chlorinated water. If you regularly take care of your hair before swimming and still experience signs of damage, you can minimize the risk by getting rid of your pool. As a reputable pool demolition service, you can count on us to safely get rid of the pool in your backyard, allowing you to consider other landscaping options.
We leverage state-of-the-art equipment and proven techniques to demolish pools with minimal damage to the surrounding. Contact us and schedule a consultation with our experts to ensure your premises incur minor damage.