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Soak In These Hair Tips Before A Swim

By Crystal Mejia
Posted On May 24, 2016
Soak In These Hair Tips Before A Swim

Tis the season to be jolly at pool parties, beach days, and water parks! Yes, it’s time to pull out those sexy swimsuits and toss those sunscreens in our beach bags. But, before we step out of that door to jump into chlorine or salt water, we can’t forget about proper hair care.

 

As much as we would like chlorine and salt water to be our besties during the summer time, we have to say no to dry strands and damaged hair. Soak in these quick hair tips as you would soak in the sun.

 

Saturate your hair with water.

Prior to taking a swim, wet your hair so it’s filled with clean water. Chlorine or salt water are less susceptible to entering the hair shaft then.

 

Coat your hair with your favorite oil or leave-in conditioner.

Coat your hair with an essential oil to seal the cuticles and protect your hair from harmful chemicals. It is recommended to wear a swimming cap over it, but knowing that there might be divas reading this article, you’ll get away with saturating your hair with a leave-in conditioner instead.

 

Protective hair styling.

Ponytails, buns, or braids will prevent your hair from becoming tangled. Braids are most recommended as they cause the least breakage.

 

Wash hair with a clarifying shampoo immediately after swimming.

Before your hair becomes dry and brittle, remove chlorine with a clarifying shampoo and restore moisture with a deep conditioner containing oils and vitamin E.

 

Try these DIY solutions for color-treated hair.

Neutralize the chlorine on color-treated hair with any of these DIY solutions to remove the green tint. I mean…unless you like the new look.

  • Ketchup
  • Aspirin and water solution
  • Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Healthy hair is good hair! Implement these in your hair routine for beautiful summer hair!