Before having a dip in the pool...

Friday, July 03, 2009

FYI! Effects of Chlorine on hair and skin:

The chemical chlorine, when exposed to hair particularly on the arms and legs, has the ability to burn the tips of your hair off, resulting in a strand of hair having a blunt end. When the hair grows back an illusion of thicker and darker hair is given. Furthermore, hair loss on the head will be significant, however this hair, if exposed to chlorine on a regular basis, will dry out, resulting in an increase in split ended hair strands and bleached ends.

Chlorine damages the oil and mineral balance of cells, destroying the fluid balance, resulting in dried out, dead cells. This in turn leads to dry, peeling skin, which makes the surface of the skin appear shiny.

So make sure that after taking a dip, wash that chlorine off well! Shampoo your hair and condition your hair ends to repair the damage. Use products that doesn't cause hair fall. Use a loofa to exfoliate your skin and rinse very very well! After your shower, use a moisturizing lotion to re-hydrate your skin!


Photographed by Sabs Hernandez
Modeled by China Acosta

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