chlorine and natural hair

Hair Gear Review: The Straightening Brush


Someone just had to #AskKarlinesSalon about a straightening brush. For the record, our recommendation is to avoid heated styling tools altogether. Instead, visit the salon every two weeks and use a satin hair protector at night to preserve your Read more

The beYOUtiful Life: Hair Notes from the 2019 BET Awards


The 2019 BET Awards celebration was one for the record books, and when it comes to hair, we must say, "they came to slay." Here are a few hair notes and observations. Lizzo Lizzo's natural hair is the "Glow-up!" If you Read more

Hair Flick Pick: On Her Own Ground


The "mane (main) attraction" that has everyone talking right now is the much-anticipated Netflix flick, "On Her Own Ground," based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker. Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor, will star as the trailblazing Madam Read more

Hair Story: Dads, Daughters, & a Whole Lotta Love


This hair story is about Hair Love, an animated short film and picture book by Matthew A. Cherry with illustrations by Vashti Harrison. Hair Love is a celebration of dads, daughters, love, and natural hair. Cherry, a former NFL Read more

Hair Chat: Repair and Protect Hair Treatments


Let's have a hair chat about two treatments that are changing the game for hair repair and protection. Olaplex is a professional treatment designed to strengthen hair damaged by excessive bleach, perms, relaxers, and/or heat styling. It restores compromised hair Read more

What if Your Hair Hates Humidity?


Let's have a hairversation about humidity and what to do on those days when our curls droop, shrink, or  frizz. The following excerpts, originally published by Reader's Digest, may provide a few solutions. As you can guess, the water in Read more

Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel


In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch Read more

Sweet as Honey Balayage


  Let's have a hairversation about balayage and one of our favorite shades, honey balayage.  It's sweet, warm, glowing, and gorgeous. Don't confuse balayage, a seamless blend, with ombre, a clear fade line between colors. Elle Magazine describes balayage as the Read more

Back 2 Basics: Tea Tree for Healthy Hair


Class is now in session, and it is time to go back to basics.  Whatever your hair type and texture, Karline's Salon gives an A+ to the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Collection, shampoos, conditioners, and nourishing oils for healthy Read more

Women's History Month 2019: Hometown Heroes


There is no better way to celebrate Women's History Month 2019 than to shine the spotlight on some of our fantastic clients. The women on this year's list is by no means complete and we look forward to featuring Read more

How Mean is Chlorine?

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How mean is chlorine? In a nutshell, very, especially when you live in the South Florida tropical paradise where the pool is your playground.  Chlorine is a bully and can wreak havoc on natural, color or chemically-treated (think relaxed) hair. It can make your hair dry, cause irritation on scalp and skin, and can even make your bright new color fade into the sunset.  Here are three strands of thought, followed by a few tips to protect your hair from the harsh effects of chlorine.

Effects of Chlorine on Human Hair

All swimmers have experienced damaging effect of chlorinated water in a swimming pool or spa on their hair. In order to understand how chlorine is damaging hair, we need to look at hair and the chemicals used to treat water.

Can Chlorine Ruin My Hair?

Most of us have heard the rumor. I’m talking about whispers of chlorine damaging your hair. Or even worse, people warning that chlorine can turn your beautiful, newly colored locks into a wretched green color. With summer coming up FAST, you’re probably wondering if this rumor is true?

Protect African American hair from chlorine damage

The exposure of African-American hair to chlorine and how it can become more susceptible to breakage and damage. How to protect the hair.

Protection from the Harsh Effects of Chlorine

Your Hair:

  • Make sure it is well-conditioned.
  • Wear a swim cap.
  • Rinse the hair thoroughly and apply conditioner after your pool session.

 

Your Hair and Skin:

How to Protect Every Inch of Your Body From Chlorine Damage

The ultimate summer day is when a good portion of it is spent lounging at the pool. And while you’ll log in some quality reading hours and rack up some great summery Instagrams (hello, inflatable swan!), spending too much time submerged will leave you with bigger bummers than just pruney fingers.


If you are an occasional or regular pool enthusiast, #AskKarlinesSalon about more ways to protect the health of your hair.  We’ll help you stand up to the chlorine bully with a hair maintenance program that includes a minimum of four visits and products for at-home care – all at an exceptional price. For more information, call us at 561-471-0900 or make an appointment for your next visit.


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