From Chlorine to Saltwater: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Hair This Summer

Saltwater and Chlorine on hair

From Chlorine to Saltwater: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Hair This Summer

From Chlorine to Saltwater: What You Need to Know About Protecting Your Hair This Summer 546 450 Number 4 High Performance Hair Care

Nothing beats a plunge in the pool or the ocean when the summer heat is high. However, we often forget that being in that refreshing water can drastically affect our hair. Chlorine and salt water can strip the natural oils from our hair, making it dry, dull, brittle, and prone to breakage. And if you have color-treated hair, exposure to such water can quickly accelerate color fade. Taking the necessary precautions to protect your hair this summer before, during, and after swimming is essential for ultimate hair health.

Here’s everything you need to know about protecting your hair while swimming, especially in salt water. Plus, we’ll introduce you to Number 4’s Clarifying Shampoo and tell you why it’s a must-have during summer.

Saltwater and Chlorine on hair

Top Tips to Protect Your Hair this Summer

For all the water babies out there – this is for you! These are the top N4 stylist-approved hacks you need to know about.

Apply a Hair Mask Before Swimming

Before hitting the beach or pool, apply a nourishing hair mask that’s rich in natural oils and proteins. This will help protect hair from the harsh chemicals in the water while adding moisture and shine. You can make your own hair mask at home with coconut oil, avocado, eggs, or yogurt. Or, enjoy N4 Reconstructing Hair Masque with soy proteins and Vitamin B 5 to help moisturize and rebuild proteins. Just apply it evenly to your hair, wrap a towel around your head, and leave it on for approximately 30 minutes. Then, rinse it off with lukewarm water before swimming.

Rinse hair after swimming

Rinse Your Hair with Fresh Water

After swimming, it’s essential to rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water to remove any chlorine or salt residue that may have accumulated. This will prevent damage to your hair and help maintain your color for longer. You can rinse your hair with a garden hose, shower, or even a water bottle.

Clarifying Shampoo

Use a Clarifying Shampoo

To effectively remove chlorine or salt buildup from your hair after swimming, use a clarifying shampoo like Number 4’s Clarifying Shampoo. This shampoo is specially formulated to gently cleanse your hair and scalp while removing impurities, buildup, and excess oil. It’s also free of harmful sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, making it safe and gentle for all hair types, including color-treated hair. You can use this shampoo once or twice a week or as needed during summer to protect your hair from damage. It also smells amazing too, with fragrance notes of white freesia, golden amber and warm musk.

Condition Your Hair

After using the clarifying shampoo, it’s important to condition hair to restore moisture and smooth texture. Use a deep conditioning treatment or a leave-in conditioner that’s designed to repair and nourish your hair. This will also make your hair more manageable, reduce frizz and add shine. You can apply the conditioner evenly to your hair, focusing on the ends, and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Then, rinse it off with lukewarm water and let your hair air-dry. The Number 4 High Performance Hair Care range features several conditioners and treatments perfect to nourish, restore and hydrate salt-kissed summer hair.

Protect hair from the sun

Protect Your Hair from the Sun

Lastly, don’t forget to protect your hair from the damaging UV rays of the sun. Wear a hat or scarf, or use a UV-protective hair spray to shield your hair from the sun’s powerful rays like Super Comb Prep & Protect. It also comes in a mini 1.5 oz size to bring with you in your beach bag! This handy spray will also help prevent your hair from drying out and becoming frizzy.

The Recap on Why Protecting Your Hair from Chlorine and Saltwater Damage

Protecting your hair from chlorine and saltwater damage during summer is essential for maintaining healthy, vibrant hair. By using these tips and tricks and incorporating Number 4’s Clarifying Shampoo into your summer hair care routine, you can effectively safeguard your hair while enjoying the outdoors. So go ahead and enjoy your time at the pool or beach, knowing that your hair is properly protected!

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