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How to Remove Chlorine From the Hair & Body

author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
How to Remove Chlorine From the Hair & Body
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Chlorine acts as a disinfectant in swimming pool water, killing the bacteria responsible for a host of diseases. According to the American Chemistry Council, the chlorine in pool water requires daily testing to ensure that the water-to-chemical ratio is in check. Despite its benefits, chlorine can be very drying to the hair and skin, so you should shower to remove the chlorine from your hair and body after swimming.

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Step 1

Remove your swimsuit immediately after you have finished swimming and step into the shower. Mix 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar and 1/2 cup of water in a disposable cup. Put the cup in the shower for later use as a hair rinse.

Step 2

Rinse your hair and body with warm water in the shower. Pour a quarter-sized amount of protein-based shampoo into the palm of your hand.

Step 3

Massage the shampoo into your hair and scalp. Rinse the shampoo from your hair with water from the shower.

Step 4

Pour the vinegar and water in the disposable cup onto your hair ends. Allow the vinegar to sit on your ends for five minutes. Rinse the vinegar and water solution from your hair after the five-minute waiting period.

Step 5

Lather up your skin with your favorite soap or liquid body wash to remove the chlorine from your skin. Rinse the soap and chlorine residue away with water from the shower.

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