Ever heard that chlorine makes your hair turn green?
If you have blonde or bleached hair and you’re a regular swimmer, you might have noticed the unpleasant side effect from the pool water: over time it can give your hair a greenish sheen. This is because chlorine collects on your hair and the lighter the colour, the more noticeable it is.
Due to the mineral build up, the same effect is had when you frequently shower in hard water.
One solution is to use a chelating shampoo, which has ingredients that help to break down minerals, but are typically harsh and drying on the hair. There are special “swimmers’ shampoos” that are specially designed to remove the nasties your hair picks up in the swimming pool.
Why not consider cutting out the minerals that cause the problem entirely by installing a water softener in your home?
Showering in soft water isn’t just good for your hair – it’s good for your cleaning regime all round. Soaps can lather more easily, creating gentle suds that help to give your complexion a smooth, fresh look. Some people say they feel temporarily “slippery” after showering in soft water, but this is normal – it’s your body’s natural oils that you can feel when you’re truly clean, not covered in a layer of magnesium and calcium.