6 Shampoos That Will Completely Remove Chlorine From Your Hair
A dip in the pool is the ultimate relief from hot weather, but if you have blonde or lighter brunette hair, a swim in a crystal blue pool can also be the source of a ton of stress. It comes with the risk of having your pristine color take on an unexpected green tone. The culprit here, according to at-home hair color brand Madison Reed, is the hard metals, like copper, found in the water. When chlorine enters into the picture, it oxidizes the metals, which then attach themselves to the hair shaft and turn the hair green.
Luckily, there are some shampoos out there that can completely rewind that effect. They’re called chelating shampoos, and they remove the build-up on your hair. We put together a list of our six favorites for doing just that.
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Even if your bottle blonde has started to take on a green tint, it's not too late for TriSwim's formula to reverse the unwanted effect. It adds moisture back into dry hair and is made with chamomile and watercress to heal and soothe an itchy scalp.
dpHUE Clarifying Shampoo
If you have color-treated hair, some chelating formulas can cause premature fading, thanks to the sulfate on the ingredient list. dpHUE's version is the exception to that rule, swapping the harsh chemical for a dose of vitamins A and E.
Paul Mitchell Three Clarifying Shampoo
Paul Mitchell's version can remove chlorine, salt, even excess dry shampoo—without compromising your texture or shine. Bonus: It smells amazing.
Babo Botanicals Swim & Sport Shampoo
Gentle like a lamb, but with lion-esque strength—a nourishing blend of botanicals effectively cleanses the chlorine out of your strands, while moonlighting as a body wash.
Ouiad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo
Curly girls take note—although most clarifying shampoos can leave your ringlets feeling a little too clean, this vitamin-rich formula keeps them from getting parched, and maintains their definition.
Ultraswim Chlorine Removal Shampoo
Talk about a cheap thrill—just $4 is all you need to rid your hair of any chemicals that could cause your luxe dye job to shift in shade.