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5 Ways to Care for Your Hair with Bathroom Items


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Chlorine Green
Aspirin can help remove chlorine from your hair.
Aspirin can help remove chlorine from your hair.
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Has chlorine discolored your hair? Light-colored hair can turn a ghastly shade of green when pool chemicals soak into the follicles. Hard metals like copper, iron and manganese from chlorinated swimming pools oxidize and then bond to the hair. The discoloring can take weeks to fade out naturally.

If you swim every day, wear a cap or wet your hair in the shower before dipping in the pool. For the rest of us, try this mix. Dissolve 8 tablets of aspirin in a glass of water, and rub the solution into your hair. Let it work for about 10 minutes, then rinse and shampoo.


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