Aaahhhh summer, schools out, it’s hot, and I was in summer camp. I may have been nine or ten at the time. We were in Summit, New Jersey and my mother enrolled me in the local YMCA close to her job. I stuck out like a sore thumb, being that I was the only black girl there. Every other girl was either “white” or “mixed”, with what I thought was “good hair” at the time. We had swimming lessons every day and my mom had me make sure I wore my swim cap so the chlorine from the pool wouldn’t harm my relaxed hair. Even with the swim cap, my hair got a little wet. I saw the other girls just rinse their hair after lessons and put it up in a messy bun. At the time I thought I could do the same thing, but boy was I wrong. Fast forward to one too many times doing that (and not shampooing my hair right after I got out the pool), my hair started breaking. My poor hairline was DONE! So the lesson I actually did learned that summer, since I still don’t know how to swim, was to make sure and take extra care for your hair when dealing with chlorine. Oh and my hairline did eventually grow back! 🙂
**HaiRazor Tip** Paul Mitchell Shampoo Three is a great shampoo to remove chlorine from your hair. Just shampoo twice, followed by a conditioning shampoo, then conditioner.