Have you watched the Rio Olympics? What about the world's best male swimmers competing against each other?
If… you might be thinking: "how do they protect their hair from chlorinated pools? "Every time I go for a dip my hair turns green or dry…"
Well the answer is simple; they use a swim cap!
But a swim cap isn't the prettiest thing to wear and it looks pretty silly if you're just going to take a dip - even though using a swim cap keeps your hair dry and prevents it. come into contact with metals in the pool water.
So how do you protect your hair from pool water? Well, guys, let's take a look ...
Who is particularly exposed to damage from chlorine?
Anyone who regularly exposes their hair to chlorinated water is at risk of damage, but some types of hair are more at risk than others. If your hair type meets the following criteria, you will need to be extra careful ...
- Colored hair (especially blond)
- Dry hair
- Fine or fine hair
- Already damaged hair
Rinse your hair with clean water before ...
We spend all spring tracing our perfect summer hair color, only to make it turn green, dry, or frizzy the first time we go for a swim, but a front shower can fix that. Showering before entering the pool seems a bit silly, but really if you rinse your hair with clean tap water it will be harder for the pool water to get in and cause damage. .
Wet your hair, don't shampoo it
It is important to avoid using shampoo before jumping into the pool. The shampoo reacts negatively with the chlorinated water and dries your hair. So remember, the only thing you have to do is rinse your hair with CLEAN WATER before you go to the pool!
Apply oil or conditioner
Apply a thin layer of coconut oil or Conditioner in your hair before swimming to protect it. The oil will act as a barrier between your hair and the chlorinated water. The silicones in the conditioner will keep chlorine and other chemicals away from your hair. It will also keep your hair tangle free.
After swimming: rinse your hair immediately
Rinsing your hair with plain water after swimming is also very important because the longer the chlorine stays in your hair, the more damage it will cause.
If possible, it's a good idea to use shampoo and some Conditioner immediately after leaving the pool. Some shampoos are specially designed to help remove chlorine and are a great solution for regular swimmers. If you want to bring shampoo and conditioner in your bath bag, By Vilain Travel Kit . Or use a leave-in conditioner - jrun conditioner through your hair after swimming, then gently detangle with a wide tooth comb.
Let your hair air dry
If you use a hairdryer right after a day at the pool, set it to a low or medium temperature - OR EVEN BETTER - let your hair air dry!
Although we always recommend that you use a blow dryer to style your hair, it is best if your hair is air-dried after swimming in the pool water. Let your hair dry slowly and use a wide tooth comb!
Tip if your hair is already damaged
TALK TO YOUR HAIRSTYLIST!
If your hair is already damaged by chlorine, see a professional. He or she will recommend products or treatments to help. Remember, you can always have your hair cut to remove the ends that have suffered the most damage.
(Secret Tip) USE KETCHUP!
If you are blonde and your hair has turned green after swimming, a tip is to use ketchup as a shampoo to correct green tones.
YES, we know - it sounds strange and disgusting - BUT it helps!
What to do: Shampoo your hair and rinse it. Apply ketchup to your hair and leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse it off. Shampoo your hair again and use conditioner if necessary. If you've tried this secret trick before, let us know if it worked!
How do you take care of your hair when you go swimming? Feel free to share your tips in the comments below…
There once was a time when we had to devote a huge amount of effort to uncover the truth about our beauty surveillance. Now we’re in a golden age of transparency. You can google just about any ingredient or Yelp whatever service and a wealth of reviews are available at the ready. And with social media holding brands accountable, they’re listening to our pleas and have begun providing the information we need to make informed decisions about the products we purchase. But there’s still one place where that ease of knowledge hasn’t extended : the mobilier.
Even for those of us who have been getting our hair cut and colored for decades, there’s still so much confusion around tipping. Unlike some restos, where your receipt gives you a gentle nudge toward gratuity by listing the exact dollar amounts for a 15, 20, or 25 percent tip, the salon is much trickier, with no indication of who ( if anyone ) gets extra money and how much to give. Are you supposed to tip the owner ? And what if multiple assistants helped with your blowout or shampoo ? There’s also the issue of knowing where your money is going : There’s much more tchat around servers’ salaries than there is around our stylists’. All these factors make the equation that much more difficult.
to shed some light on what’s really going on at the mobilier, Glamour talked to stylists, assistants, and owners around the country to find out. From where your hard-earned cash goes to what ( and who ) you really should be tipping, read on for their unfiltered opinions and advice.
Salons run on a few models—most commonly commission-based and booth rentals ( more on those later ). Commission, explains Siobhán Quinlan, a colorist at Art Autonomy Salon in NYC, means that employees are paid for the services performed, of which they only keep a portion, usually somewhere between 40 to 60 percent of the price. The remaining percentage goes to the salon for overhead costs like utilities, product used ( color, shampoo, conditioner, etc. ), and amenities for both staff and clients.
There once was a time when we had to devote a huge amount of effort to uncover the truth about our beauty routines. Now we’re in a golden age of transparency. You can google just about any ingredient or Yelp whatever service and a wealth of reviews are available at the ready. And with social media holding brands accountable, they’re listening to our pleas and have begun providing the information we need to make informed decisions about the products we purchase. But there’s still one place where that ease of knowledge hasn’t extended : the salon.
Nicole Krzyminski, a stylist at Fringe salon in Chicago, breaks it down : “Say you’re getting a beautiful new color—your balayage, conditioning, and toning takes about three hours and costs around $250, ” she says. “After accounting for the overhead fees and product costs, the stylist gets about $100 of that pretax. ”
In some cases, stylists can also make money by convincing clients to buy a product that was used on them during their service. However, this represents a minuscule amount of revenue says Shira Devash Espinoza, a freelance stylist based in New Jersey. “When sérieux in a mobilier, you’re constantly pushed and ‘rewarded’ to sell, but only earn maybe 10 percent of it if you’re lucky, ” she says.
So what happens to Krzyminski’s hypothetical $100 ? The majority of it, she says, goes toward licensing fees, personal supplies, and tools ( blow-dryers, flatirons, curling irons ), and continuing education classes. That means even on a jam-packed day, a stylist may only make enough take home pay to cover the essentials of food, shelter, and clothing.
Tips, on the other hand, help pay for the supplemental benefits that those not in the service industry take for granted. Says Stephanie Brown, a colorist at Manhattan’s Nunzio Saviano Salon, “It’s a physically demanding emploi, and most expositions are too small to provide health benefits or paid vacations and sick days. ”
Ladda Phommavong, a stylist at Third Space Salon in Austin, Texas, says that those gratuities are what helped her become the in-demand stylist she is today. “The tips I received from clients meant being able to take outside courses to hone my craft, ” she says. “If clients knew I was saving up to take the master colorist course and that their tipping was directly contributing to me becoming a better stylist for them, I think they would definitely want to be a part of that. ”
Many stylists choose to forgo the commission-based life and instead strike out on their own by renting booths in salons. This basically means paying a weekly or monthly fee—our stylist sources said they generally pay around $120 a week or $880 a month, depending on where they are based—to reserve a semipermanent spot to see clients. In these cases, stylists keep 100 percent of their service fee as well as their tips. The downside ? “We pay for absolutely everything—refreshments, cups, capes, color bowls, foils, brushes, scissors, styling products, ” says Jennifer Riney of Brushed Salon in Oklahoma City. They are also on the hook for paying liability insurance and credit card fees.
Freelancers like Sarah Finn, who rents a peau at The Ritz Day Spa
Another option for freelancers is the coworking salon. Arturo Swayze, the founder and CEO of ManeSpace in NYC, is a pioneer of this relatively new setup. He provides short-term rentals for stylists who don’t need or want a regular stint in a mobilier. Stylists reserve a time slot, use an app to unlock the space, and see their clientele as needed. But even in this scenario, says Swayze, there is still uncertainty.
“Because the coworking model is so new, people really don’t know what proper tipping etiquettes are, ” he explains. “Tipping is still an important aspect for these hairstylists. They are independent, but essentially have all the expenses of a mobilier owner, but they’re not drawing income from other stylists. ”
“Each stylist is running their own small in a way, ” says Nicole Wilder of Paragon Salons in Cincinnati. “We have relied on tips as a part of our salaries for decades. We kind of signed up for that as part of it. But we work on our feet to make you feel beautiful. ”
Assistants are the unsung heroes of the salon industry—and some of the most neglected. They are involved in almost every aspect of your service. “Our duties as an assistant helping a stylist are to shampoo all clients for haircuts, apply toners, blow-dry, and mix color, ” says Ocean McDaeth, one of the assistants at Art Autonomy. “We’re also in charge of setting up the stylists for each service, keeping their stations as well as the mobilier clean, doing laundry, and greeting clients and making sure they are comfortable throughout [their visit]. ”
Since assistants don’t perform technical services, they’re usually paid a day rate by the mobilier owner. Many times the stylists they assist will also tip them out with a small percentage of the day’s take. “Being a hairdresser has a huge financial obligation. I think it’s fair to say we as assistants really do rely on our tips. Without them I have no idea how I’d survive in NYC, ” McDaeth admits.
It’s important to note that assistants aren’t the norm in smaller expositions and outside of big cities. High-end expositions with a grande clientele tend to hire assistants as a way to let a stylist book more appointments. If the assistant is washing your hair, this allows the stylist to have another client in their peau. When done well, you might not even notice your stylist or colorist is sérieux with one or two other people in addition to you. This maximizes the stylists’ time and earning power, making assistants integral to a prestige salon’s operation.
While having assistants is a lifesaver for hairdressers, it can be a nightmare for clients if you’re trying to figure out who to tip. In large salons, you can have up to 10 different people touching your hair, notes Jon Reyman, a master stylist and co-owner of Spoke
Of course, there’s no way to know if that is your salon’s economic ecology, so in general, think about what the assistant has done for you. If they are shampooing, applying gloss, and/or doing your postcut blowout, it’s a good idea to throw something their way. ( See our cheat sheet, below, for more on what exactly to give. )