Natural Ways to Protect Your Hair When Swimming

Chlorine from swimming pools can damage your hair and turn blonde hair green.  Take steps to protect your hair from damage with these easy tips and homemade DIY products to protect your hair from chlorine.

Before Swimming

Wet your hair thoroughly with unchlorinated water.  This saturates your hair, so it won't soak up as much chlorine from the pool.

Slather coconut oil on your hair before swimming to protect it from chlorine.  Coconut oil is also a mild natural sunscreen, so it helps protect your hair from UV damage as well.

After Swimming

Dissolve 1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder in two cups of distilled water.  Spray hair with the mixture after swimming to neutralize chlorine.

Dissolve 8 aspirin tablets in warm water.  Saturate hair with the mixture and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.

Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your shampoo.  Wash hair with this mixture just after swimming to neutralize the pH of your hair and prevent damage.

Tomato juice can remove the green hue from hair.  Simply dump 8 ounces of juice on your hair in the shower.  Let sit for 5 minutes and rinse well.  Wash hair as usual.

If you swim often, use one of these hair masks once a week repair damage:

Avocado hot oil recipe
Egg protein conditioning treatment
Hair mask for damaged hair
Coconut oil hair mask