In our last blog, we discussed how to prevent chlorine damage to your hair. However, if the damage has already occurred, you need to use a different strategy. You will know that your hair has been damaged – your locks will be very frizzy at the ends, dry, bleached out, and will feel like straw. They will mat up and tangle easily. If you are seeing these signs, it is time to take the following steps:

  1. Talk to your hairstylist.
    • Your hairstylist will be able to assess the damage and recommend products or treatments. Your hairstylist should give you a haircut to get rid of the most damaged ends.
  2. Check your scalp.
    • If chlorine has dried out your hair, it is likely that it has damaged your scalp, too. If the problem is severe, ask your hairstylist for products that will replenish moisture and heal your scalp.
  3. Clarify your hair.
    • Chlorine not only dries out your hair, it builds up in your hair and makes it feel worse. Use clarifying shampoo or an apple cider vinegar rinse to get rid of  that buildup!
  4. Deep condition and protein-treat your hair.
    • Depend on how severe the damage is, you may have to condition it up to twice a week. You also will want to proactively replenish the protein your hair has lost to restore its strength. Your hairstylist will be able to advise you.
  5. Be patient.
    • Your hair will take time to return to its healthy state, but it is worth the effort. In the mean time, you should check out our next blog – we will give tips for making your hair look healthy while it’s recovering.

Shear Cuts Inc. is Norwalk’s Top-Rated Local® Aveda Salon, and we are passionate about healthy hair. Make an appointment with us today – your hair will thank you!