Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday’s Formula: Chlorine Buster

This is the last Friday in July and my last swimming related hair brew. Tiffany of Live Curly, Live Free offers this antidote for hair that’s been exposed to chlorine.

It is always a good idea to rinse your hair with plain water* prior to entering any swimming pool to prevent chlorine water from penetrating into your hair shaft; however, 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 based cleanser.

*We learned last week that you can use club soda instead of plain water.

Thanks for reading. Be blessed!



Jc said...

I definitely agree with the rinse your hair first with 'normal' water before swimming. I would also add to pre-coat it with coconut oil the night before which will penetrate the shaft and therefore prevent the hair from swelling due to water uptake (i.e the coconut oil occupies the space where water will go).

I am not certain that an egg/oil and cucumber mix can 'reverse' chlorine damage.

CallaLily said...

Hi Jc: Thanks for your input. That is very interesting. I appreciate your scientific contribution.

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