Tips to Get You in the Pool and Save Your Treasured Tresses
Are you that girl? You know the one that never gets in the pool because she can’t get her hair wet or if you get in you yell at everyone else having a good time and splashing because they got your hair wet? Well follow some of the below tips and you will be back to the fun in the sun in no time.
The Rules for Swimming
Wet Your Hair Before You Get Into The Water
Wet hair absorbs less chlorine than dry hair does. The hair strand can only hold a certain amount of water, so wetting your strands before entering the pool swells the hair strands with water allowing less chlorine water to enter into the hair strand once you have entered the water.
Use a Conditioner or a Silicone Based Heat Protectant in Your Hair Prior to Swimming
Conditioners and products with Silicone in them coat the hair strand. Utilizing a conditioner or a heat protectant will coat the hair shaft and protect it from too much chlorine. Be careful with using heavy conditioners that will leave a white ring in the pool upon you entering it or get in children’s eyes once they hit the water.
We recommend an inexpensive conditioner such as Suave or a heat protectant such as The One and Only Argan Oil.
Shampoo immediately after swimming.
Do not leave chlorine in the hair for an extended period of time after swimming. You do not want salts and the drying chemicals of the pool to dry on the hair and dry your hair out. It will leave your hair dry and brittle and more susceptible to breaking.
Utilize a Clarifying Shampoo
Clarifying Shampoos are designed to strip the hair of impurities and are used for occasions such as swimming as opposed to everyday use.
We recommend Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Shampoo for a good Hair Detox or Curls Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo.
Condition Condition Deep Condition
Conditioners help restore moisture, body and shine to your hair. If you are swimming frequently you should Deep Condition your hair at least once a week to add the moisture back into your hair.
We recommend for a Deep Conditioner Moroccan Oil’s Intense Hydrating Mask, Curl Junkie’s Curl Rehab, or Deity America Deep Penetrating Conditioner.
So Don’t Be a Bummer in the Summer….Get in the Pool!!
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