Protect Your Hair from Exposure to Chlorine

The water in a hot tub doesn’t reach temperatures high enough to damage hair, but the chlorine in hot tubs and pools still present a significant threat to the health and beauty of your hair.

The chlorine used to kill algae and bacteria can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. Pool chlorine breaks down the protein bonds of the hair and can even bleach out some of the color or give it a greenish cast.

It is important to protect your hair from exposure to chlorine, and if exposure can't be avoided, try to neutralize the chlorine as quickly as possible after swimming.

Certain products on the market have been formulated specifically to counteract the damaging effects of chlorine on hair. Probably the best and most cost-effective of these is Ultra Swim Shampoo, which uses a patented formula that converts chlorine into a safer chemical compound.