Who doesn’t love a good swim in a pool on a hot, summer day? While we may love basking in the summer heat and taking a dip in a pool to cool down, our hair is in angst from the chlorine. Luckily for us, with a few tips and tricks on protecting your hair, we can enjoy the cool waters any time we want and we won’t have to stress about our hair.

  • When you can, swim in an outdoor pool. Pools that are enclosed have a lot of gases and chemicals in the air, which not only damage your hair, but also your skin and your lungs. When you swim outdoors, those harmful chemicals have a chance at escaping and you take less of a hit.
  • Before going swimming, try to apply either a hair oil (such as our All-Natural Treatment Oil) or a deep conditioner or leave-in (click here to see our top selling product). These products work to create a layer of protection between the pool chemicals and your hair. In addition to the added protection, they work to nourish the hair follicles. One note of caution: should you be swimming outside, be careful using oil as it may attract the sun causing damage from the UV rays.
  • If you have a swim cap, wear it. After you have slathered your hair with a protective layer of oil or conditioner, place the cap on, especially if you have color-treated hair. If you can’t wear a cap or don’t own one, pin your hair back as much as possible.
  • Make sure your hair is wet prior to entering the pool. When hair is already wet, it absorbs less pool water as it’s already saturated with clean water.
  • Shower after you are done swimming. Giving your hair and scalp a good shampoo and conditioning after swimming will help wash out some of the harmful chemicals and restore your hair.

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