How to Prevent and Repair Chlorine Damaged Hair

What are the effects of chlorine on our hair and skin?

Chlorine is used in pools to protect us from waterborne illnesses and various skin infections. While it is overall a good thing to have in pools, it does have its drawbacks. Your hair needs its natural oils to remain smooth and healthy. Chlorine can remove these natural oils from your hair and skin, leaving them feeling dry and rough. It can also cause a chemical reaction in your hair, making your color dull and “green tinted”. Don’t worry though, because there are ways to protect your hair from chlorine and to repair damage.

How to prevent your hair from being damaged by pool water..

  1. Wear a swim cap or clip your hair up to keep it dry.
  2. If you do get your hair wet, rinse your hair right after swimming.
  3. Use a detangling spray on your hair before brushing.
  4. Comb your hair gently with a wide tooth comb when it’s wet/damp.

How to repair chlorine damage..

  1. Wash your hair with a Detox Shampoo. Kevin Murphy MAXI.WASH is a pro Do blow dry bar favorite and gentle enough to use on a regular basis. This detox shampoo removes build-up of unwanted products and chemicals from the hair with a soothing blend of essential oils that brightens the hair while purifying and balancing the scalp.
Kevin Murphy Maxi Wash. Detox shampoo removes unwanted products and chemicals from the hair.

2. Use a Chlorine Remover. If your hair has already shown the signs of chlorine damage Malibu Swimmers is a treatment you can use at home or add on to your next blowout service. Simply add product to your shampoo to remove all the hair-harsh elements from pool, spa or ocean water that can damage and discolor hair.

Malibu Swimmers. Chlorine removal treatment

3. Use a Deep Conditioner. Chlorine can cause your hair to be dry and brittle. To repair your dry hair add a deep conditioner to your hair care routine to replenish lost moisture. Our go to is the Kevin Murphy HYDRATE-ME.MASQUE. This smoothing treatment delivers hydration and moisture to dry hair, or hair that’s been exposed to harsh, dry climates. HYDRATE-ME.MASQUE’s unique formulation features vitamin-charged, micro-capsules, that explode upon contact to deliver hydration and moisture, leaving the hair deeply conditioned from root to tip.

Kevin Murphy Hydrate Me Masque repairs dry, damaged hair.

For more information about pro Do blow dry bar “Utahs First Blow Dry Bar” check out our website and for more fun and informational blogs check out our blog page.

Kevin Murphy Repair Me System

Now that Summer is coming to an end. It is time to wash the Summer out of our hair. Summer can be very harsh on your hair and dry it out. Kevin Murphy Repair.Me is the perfect system to get your healthy, moisturized hair back!

This is a 3 part system:

1.Repair Me Wash- This shampoo is enriched with proteins and amino acids. This will bring your hair back to life by removing impurities and nourishing your hair from root to tip. This is great for dry, damaged, frizzy, or over processed hair.

2. Repair Me Rinse- This conditioner will give you all the hydration you need. This is packed full of proteins and enzymes that will bring your hair back to life!

3. Restore- This will help reconstruct damaged hair. It is full of fruit enzymes, proteins, amino acids, an building blocks. This will bring the moisture back into your hair and make it silky smooth!

Kevin Murphy Repair.Me

Root Spray

What is root spray? Root spray is a temporary cover up that washes out. Its great for those of you who have roots showing that can’t get to your stylist to color your hair. It’s perfect if you want to cover the gray in your hair.

We use both Kevin Murphy and Style Edit products. Both provide multiple options in both powder and spray forms.

Application: shake well, apply to part and hairline, put hand in place so you do not get any on face.

Warning: watch out for transfer. Rainy days and sweat might make color drip down.

*If you come into pro Do, you can ask your stylist for root spray and they will match it to your hair color for you:)

Best Hairsprays!

With Halloween around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to highlight… HAIRSPRAY! Not all hairsprays are created equal. Here are the 4 we offer, in order of Hold:

  1. Kevin Murphy- Sessions -kind of like glue for your hair (think Texas)
  2. Living Proof- Control-Their version of strong hold, but nothing like Sessions
  3. Kevin Murphy- Sessions Flex -Medium hold, still allowing for movement
  4. Living Proof – Flex– (Best Seller) Helps gently hold your style, but you’ll barely feel it (smells amazing!)