One of my goals this year is to learn to swim like a pro, so I’m taking swimming lessons at least four times a week. Everything has been exciting except for the chlorine!
Chlorine is a chemical used in pools to keep free of bacteria that can be hazardous to humans. But then as much as it’s a good disinfectant it can cause harm to the skin and hair. The chlorine in water is a drying agent that can cause hair strands to dry out. I thought having short hair I wouldn’t have to worry about chlorine but boy was I wrong! I can’t do a protective style and I can’t get a cheap swimming cap so this is what I have been doing.
Hair care tips to make sure chlorine treated water will not cause damage to your hair
Use Coconut Oil
I coat my hair with coconut oil so that when I get into the pool, the hair is safely coated by a layer oil preventing chlorinated water from penetrating.
Wet Hair With Water
Fun Fact: I take a shower before and after swimming. In the process, I wet my hair thus reducing the chances of hair absorbing water molecules from the pool.
Shampoo Hair Right After Getting Out Of Chlorinated Water
I rinse out my hair with clean non-chlorinated water immediately after I’m out of the pool then alternatively shampoo just to effectively completely remove chlorine out.
Over To You …
How do you care for your hair to prevent it from getting chlorine damage?
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