6 Shampoos That Will Completely Remove Chlorine From Your Hair
A dip in the pool is the ultimate relief from hot weather, but for your hair, it can be the source of a ton of stress. While it's known for drying out hair, making it feel stiff and brittle, it also comes with the risk of having lighter hair colors, especially blonde, take on an unexpected green tone. Luckily, there's chlorine removal shampoos that can help you out.
So why exactly does this happen? According to at-home hair color brand Madison Reed, the culprit here is the hard metals, like copper, found in the water. And 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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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.
Ouiad Water Works Clarifying Shampoo
Curly girls take note — although most clarifying shampoos can leave your curls 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.
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.
Pureology Purify Shampoo
This sulfate-free shampoo is gentle enough to use on a regular basis, pool day or not, but the bonus is that its pumped up with antibacterial ingredients to remove metals, minerals, and chlorine from hair.
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.