Monday, July 2, 2012

It's OK to Jump In!

It's officially summer, which means it's officially Swimming Pool season. And that most often means chlorine, which, as we all know, is not very hair-friendly. 
Go ahead. Take a dip! Yes, you can get your hair wet.

So what's a Curly-Haired Girl to do? Skip swimming and sit there, sweating away, in the 95+ degree heat? No way! Let's jump in! But first things first: Rinse your hair with plain water. That will help prevent chlorine water from penetrating into your hair shaft and doing some real damage.

OK, so you got caught up in the excitement, and -- gasp! -- forgot to rinse? Here's a quick at-home treatment that can help reverse the damage. 

Chlorine Buster
This remedy will help reverse any chlorine damage to unprotected hair.
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pureed, peeled cucumber

Massage well into hair from scalp to ends, then cover with a plastic processing cap. Process for 30 minutes hour at room temperature, then cleanse hair with a non-sulfate cleanser.

Want more at-home tips and tricks? Make sure to pick up the latest edition of Live Curly Live Free: Unlocking the Secrets Behind Beautiful Curly Hair.

Live Curly, Live Free, The e-book, is available for Kindle, iPad and Nook formats. In it, Curl Whisperer Tiffany Anderson-Taylor tells us all we need to know to have healthy, happy curls.

No comments: