Saturday, June 13, 2009

Back in Action

I know, I can't believe I have been MIA so long. I really didn't intend to. Life just gets crazy sometimes. But summer is here now, and life becomes mine again.

We love swimming in the summer and go every chance we get. However, the hair in our house is pretty blond so we have to take extra precautions to keep it from being damaged over the summer.

If you or your children swim in chlorinated pools, here are some hair-saving tips to remember...
**Thoroughly WET and CONDITION the hair before swimming. Do not rinse it out. The conditioner helps seal the hair from the chlorine.


**Pull the hair up, away from the neck. The longer the hair stays in the water, the more damaged it becomes. A bun high on the head is perfect.
To hold the bun super tight on thick, wet hair use an elastic headband to secure the bun tightly. Fold it in half to ease the wrapping of the bun. It holds even in water!
**If the hair still turns green, reach no further than your fridge for the solution. Don't spend money on "clarifying" shampoos. Ketchup is far more effective, and less expensive. The acid in the tomatoes neutralizes the chlorine.

You'll have better results if you wash it while it's still wet from swimming. Put a generous amount of ketchup in the hair and massage it in. Leave it in for up to ten minutes (depending on how green the hair is.) Rinse and then wash with shampoo, like normal. Don't forget to condition the hair after the ketchup.
Happy Swimming!!

15 comments:

Julie said...

Thanks for the tips. Who knew ketchup was so useful?

Girly Do's said...

I'm so glad you are back. I didn't know that tip about ketchup! Wow.

Rachael said...

Jamie and Jenna never remember to condition their hair. Every time they go swimming My Mother in Law brakes out bottled tomatoes and dumps it on their heads.

Come to think of it. That might be all her bottle tomatoes get used for. Ha. ha ha...

ellabellanme said...

I have never heard of the ketchup before, but am actually so excited! I am a blonde myself and hate that down-side of swimming! Thanks for the tip and glad to have you back in action!!!

jeremyandgirls said...

I'm sooo glad that you're back! Thanks for the tips by the way - my kiddos have super blonde hair like yours do. We've been swimming every day and washing every night and I've been terrified about their hair turning green. Not that I want to use the ketchup - but at least I know what to do if the mean green shows up! Thanks!

Amanda said...

Lemon Juice also works great for green swimming hair!

Abbie said...

I had no idea Ketchup was the way to go, thanks for the tip!

Suzy said...

I wish I'd have known these tips when I was a kid. I had terribly green hair by the end of the summers.

Thanks for the info!

Leisel said...

Yeah! Your back! I was starting to get desparate for new ideas! I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve this go-around!

Amy said...

Love your tips on Chlorine!! (sp) I have very blonde little ones in my house too! Never heard of the Catsup! Thanks!

Kacee said...

thank you, thank you, thank you for this tip!!! Me and my daughter get this every summer! I will be trying this alot!

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sir kodak said...

The tips are worth reading and I think parents must take them into account before their little baby go into swimming pool, I like it.
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