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How to Remove Chlorine From Hair Naturally

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author image Heather Topham Wood
Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from TCNJ.
How to Remove Chlorine From Hair Naturally
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When you swim in chlorinated bodies of water, such as pools and hot tubs, you expose your hair to harsh chemicals. These chemicals can alter your hair's molecular structure, and if you have light-colored hair, you may end up with a green tinge. Although you can purchase specially formulated shampoos and conditioners for swimmers, you can get rid of chlorine on the hair naturally. To prevent further damage, wear a cap while swimming.

Step 1

How to Remove Chlorine From Hair Naturally
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Wet the hair before swimming. Moistening the hair with nonchlorinated water before you take a dip can reduce the amount of chlorine absorbed by your mane.

Step 2

How to Remove Chlorine From Hair Naturally
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Place baking soda on the hair after swimming to keep the hair from becoming damaged because of chlorine exposure. Sprinkle enough baking soda to cover the entire area.

Step 3

How to Remove Chlorine From Hair Naturally
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Leave the baking soda in place for five minutes. Rinse out the baking soda with club soda. You may need a liter or more depending on the length of your hair.

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Step 4

How to Remove Chlorine From Hair Naturally
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Shampoo the hair as you normally would, and use lukewarm water to keep it from drying out.

Step 5

How to Remove Chlorine From Hair Naturally
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Allow hair to dry naturally, or use the blow dryer on the lowest possible setting to avoid additional damage to the hair.

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