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    Default Chlorine and Natural Hair

    I have a quick question on how chlorine affects natural hair. Iíve been fully natural for 6 years and always thought my hair was mostly 4a with some areas 4b/3c. However I went swimming the other day And didnít wash out the chlorine right away. I already know that chlorine will make any hair type dry and crunchy if not washed but when I woke up the next morning my curls were a lot tighter in diameter (4b or maybe even tighter!). Once I washed my hair my curls loosened up to the size Iím used to. I just wanted to know if this is normal?

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    Default Re: Chlorine and Natural Hair

    Hi @Beebs

    Yes, chlorine will DRY your hair out and contract it. It's common to have that happen, but once you wash you hair (maybe with a clarifier) it should revert back to its normal pattern. Do a deep condition to restore what the chlorine strips out.
    "The truth is, your natural hair, in all its texture, is the hair that is ideal for YOU.."
    ~Dee~


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    Default Re: Chlorine and Natural Hair

    I always do a little bit of Paul Mitchell's Shampoo Three clarifying shampoo after I swim too, it helps a lot.

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    Default Re: Chlorine and Natural Hair

    Chlorine is very harmful for hair, I know it from my experience of living in a neighbourhood with a really bad water. I used masks with different oils to reduce the damage. I'm glad I moved to another place.

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    Default Re: Chlorine and Natural Hair

    Indeed! Cholorine sucks the natural oils from your hair and skin, leaving them dry, rough and damaged.

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