Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Protecting Your Hair Color from Chlorine Damage

I just had my hair returned to it's, ummmm, natural state on Saturday morning. It's a delicious yummy raspberry chocolate color - can you tell I'm hungry as I write this?!

I knew I'd be doing some pool time in preparation for ANOTHER wedding, so I asked my gal how I could keep the color from being bleached out from the sun. She told me to buy a great sunscreen for hair product (by Aveda) and to avoid Chlorine.

I instantly agreed to get the sunscreen and to wear a hat while I'm laying out, but I also knew that avoiding the pool was out of the question because it's been so stinkin hot, so she gave me the most genius tip ever!

Our hair is like a sponge, she said. If you wet it FIRST with clean water from a shower, or even a hose, it won't be able to absorb the Chlorine, which is known to damage color!

Sounds silly and simple, but hey, keeping my hair from being grey is an expensive task...and I'll use any tip that prolongs the life of the color! It works for me, and I hope it works for you, too! To see other great tips, check out Works for Me Wednesday!


Mary at My New 30 said...

Good tips! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier to visit! I'll have to poke around here and see what you are up to also!!

Jennifer said...

That is a great tip, and I'm going to get my hair colored today so I'll need to remember that before if I head to the pool.

theArthurClan said...

What a great tip! I had never heard of that one before. I'm with you...anything to keep the grays away is good for me. lol!

Rona's Home Page said...

Thank you for the tips.

CoffeewithZooly said...

What a great tip. In our summer, I could just leave the shower everyday without blow drying - 10mins more beauty sleep. 2 Anti-ageing things in 1 handy hit.

See you when I next stop by again.

Thank you.

The Freestyle Mom said...

Great tip. It also works to keep blond hair from turning green from chlorine!