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How Chlorine Damages Your Hair

Posted by Rock Paper Salon on September 30, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

How Chlorine Damages Your Hair

Caring for your hair means knowing how different chemicals, products, and environment factors affect it. In the summertime, and in some climates all year, one of the most common hair damaging chemicals we come in contact with is chlorine. If you spend a lot of time at the pool, you’re surely no stranger to the havoc chlorine wreaks on your hair.

Understanding how chlorine does its dirty work on your tresses is the first step towards preventing damage. Knowledge is power, so we’re going to explain to you what happens to your hair when it comes in contact with chlorinated water, as well as the steps you can take to prevent damage without giving up swimming.

The Composition of Hair

Amino acids form proteins called keratin, and keratin forms each strand of hair on your head. Minerals bond to the external surface of the keratin comprising your hair shafts.

Your hair follicles produce an…

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"My Abuela's Kitchen" - Storytelling Concert by Antonio Sacre at Institute of Musical Arts

November 22, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The Institute of Musical Arts is proud to present "My Abuela's Kitchen", a solo performance by Storyteller Antonio Sacre. Born in Boston to a Cuban father and Irish-American mother, Antonio's stories are drawn from his personal history growing up…See More
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