Hola Chicas/Chicos..I pray all is well with everyone.
Well, today we are discussing a great topic on the importance of protecting our tresses while swimming. The weather is getting hot and summer is right around the corner and we would love to indulge in that cool crisp chlorine-filled goodness. But as much as we will enjoy that dip in the pool, we have to protect our natural tresses...want to hear how?? Here it goes.
Protecting Your O'Natural While Swimming:
- Rinse: Rinse your hair in tap water before and after getting in the swimming pool. Hair that is already wet cannot absorb the chemical laden water so this will lessen the effect of the chlorine on your hair. Rinse your hair again immediately after getting out of the pool to remove any chemicals that may be in your hair.
- Just say no to shampoo: Don't shampoo your tresses before you enter! While water helps you out, shampoo can strip your hair of the natural oils and other grime that can act as a barrier between hair and chemicals.
- NeemOil: If you swim often, use neem oil on hair before swimming to protect and hydrate.
- Protective Styles: Braid or twist and pull back your hair before getting in the pool. This allow less of your hair to be exposed to the water.
- Swimming Cap: Consider wearing a swimming cap in the pool. Many people think they are unattractive, but being unattractive for just a little while is worth the trade-off of protecting your hair. Even after taking these previous steps, if you swim on a daily basis, your hair will need even more protection. A swimming cap may be uncomfortable and may not keep your hair completely dry and chlorine free, but it will present a reliable barrier most of the time.
- Condition: Coating hair with a natural oil such as Coconut oil the night before and again in the morning before swimming provides an extra protective barrier as well as preventing hair from swelling while wet.
- Clarify: Use a special treatment like the Bentonite Clay or a natural earth wash such as Terressentials earth wash shampoo after swimming in chlorine filled pools.
Have A Happy Healthy Swimming Day!
credits: some of info www.e-how.com