How to Treat Dry Hair From Chlorine Damage

Chlorine is used all over the world to sanitize water and kill bacteria, however, when we have repeated exposure, chlorine bonds to the hair, and over time, this causes negative side effects such as loss of shine, flexibility in hair, split ends, and damaged strands.

In this post, we are going to teach you how to treat dry hair from chlorine damage.

Let’s get started.

Old hair treatments

During the 90s and early 2,000s, there was a boom of hair treatments that people could easily try at home, some effective ways of treating dry hair include:

1. Essential oils

Essential oils have become a popular remedy for dry hair and with good reason, oils like olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil, corn oil, and jojoba oil are rich in vitamin E and antioxidants that help seal the outer hair layer or cuticle with moisture. As a result, these oils help repair the damage caused by chlorine.

Here’s a home remedy you can try:

  1. Warm but do not boil around half a cup of oil.
  2. Gently massage it into the hair for some minutes.
  3. Cover the hair with a warm towel.
  4. Leave for 30−45 minutes or overnight.
  5. After this time, shampoo and rinse the hair.

This treatment will strengthen and add shine to dry hair.

2. Coconut oil mask

Coconut oil is a natural emollient so if your hair’s been damaged by heat, the sun, or chlorine, it fills the gaps in your hair strands. According to a study published by the Journal of Cosmetic Science, coconut oil is particularly good at penetrating hair fibers.

If you want to try a coconut oil mask, prepare the following coconut oil mask:

  1. Boil curry leaves with coconut oil for 2–3 minutes
  2. Leave it to rest in a cool place for a few days
  3. After the mixture cools down, gently rub it into the hair and scalp with your fingertips
  4. Cover your hair with a towel, it should be left for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water

Use a coconut oil mask to treat dry hair

3. Avocado mask

Even though there’s no clear study that shows that avocados help treat dry hair, the oils in the avocado may help lubricate hair and make it look shinier and healthier.

How to make an avocado hair mask:

  1. Remove the stone and peel from an avocado, and mash half in a bowl
  2. Add 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of honey
  3. Combine the ingredients
  4. Apply to clean, damp hair and leave for 30 minutes
  5. Rinse hair thoroughly and dry

As a hair treatment, this can be used once a fortnight if needed.

4. Egg mask

Eggs and mayonnaise are great for strengthening and restoring moisture to brittle or very dry hair. Here’s how to use them:

  1. Mix three eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of honey.
  3. Apply the mixture to hair and scalp.
  4. Cover the head with a plastic covering or shower cap for about 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse the hair with cool water and shampoo.

Eggs and mayonnaise are great for treating dry hair

5. Shea butter

According to The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, Shea butter can help treat damaged hair. To use it to treat your hair, massage some shea butter in your hair and shampoo after 20 - 25 minutes.

6. Aloe vera

Aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer that when combined with yogurt and coconut oil, helps treat dry hair. Here’s how to make the paste:

  1. Mix 4 tbsp of aloe vera gel with 3 tbsp of yogurt and 2 tbsp of coconut oil.
  2. Apply the paste to damp hair.
  3. Rinse with water after 30 minutes.

New hair treatments

It’s no longer the 90s so we now have effective, innovative, and proven hair treatments at our disposal. Some hair treatments for dry hair include hair pre and post-swim hair conditioners and shampoos. Here are two effective products:

1. Use a post-swim conditioner

Use a post-swim conditioner like TRIHARD’s Pre & Post Swim Conditioner after swimming or taking a shower with chlorine-treated water to help treat dry hair.

Our Conditioner is formulated with Argan Oil and Vitamin B5 which are effective for restoring healthy texture post-swim. Our conditioner is also enriched with Shea Butter and Almond Oil to hydrate and soothe dry and brittle hair.

Use Trihard's post-swim conditioner to treat dry hair

2. Use a swimmers shampoo

Swimmer shampoos like TRIHARD Swimmers Shampoo are specially formulated to neutralize chlorine absorption and prevent damage to our hair.

Our shampoo is enhanced with Argan and Shea Oils which help hydrate dry hair after-swim and relieve potential itchy scalps caused by pool chemicals by utilizing Sea Buckthorn, Aloe Vera, and Menthol (Peppermint Extract).

Use Trihard's swimmers shampoo to treat dry hair

Summary

Chlorine is used all over the world to sanitize water and kill bacteria, however, when we have repeated exposure, chlorine bonds to the hair, and over time, this causes negative side effects such as loss of shine, flexibility in hair, split ends, and damaged strands.

During the 90s and early 2,000s, there was a boom of hair treatments that people could easily try at home, some effective ways of treating dry hair include:

  1. Essential oils like olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, castor oil, corn oil, and jojoba oil help repair damage caused by chlorine
  2. Coconut oil masks help fill the gaps in your hair strands
  3. Avocado masks help lubricate hair and make it look shinier and healthier
  4. Egg masks help restore moisture to brittle or very dry hair
  5. Shea butter helps treat damaged hair
  6. Aloe vera helps treat dry hair

Even though all of these treatments are effective, it’s no longer the 90s so we now have effective, innovative, and proven hair treatments at our disposal.

Some hair treatments for dry hair include hair pre and post-swim hair conditioners and shampoos. Here are two effective products:

  1. Use a post-swim conditioner like TRIHARD’s Pre & Post Swim Conditioner to hydrate and soothe dry and brittle hair
  2. Use a swimmers shampoo like TRIHARD Swimmers Shampoo to hydrate dry hair

We recommend using either the post-swim conditioner or the swimmers shampoo as it is the most complete and fastest way of treating damaged hair.