The Swimmer’s Guide to Hair Protection

Does your hair feel dry after your swim, even after washing it under the tap? This is due to the chlorine in the swimming pool which removes the sebum from your hair. Sebum is essential for beautiful, glossy hair as it protects your hair from damage. Without the protection by sebum, your hair gradually loses its natural sheen and could potentially develop split ends. Here are some things that you can do to protect your hair and still enjoy your swim.

  1. Use a Swim Cap
    The idea is to avoid getting water in contact with your hair. Therefore, use a silicon swim cap instead of the cloth ones. Yes, silicon swim caps can be a tad warmer but if you keep your head underwater, it should help with the heat.
  2. Rinse it out!
    Head to the showers right after you exit the pool and rinse away the chemicals.
  3. Anti-Chlorine Shampoo
    After giving your hair a good rinse, give it a good wash with anti-chlorine shampoo. This will help in reducing the amount of the damage done by the chlorinated water.
  4. Use Conditioner
    After you have removed the chemicals from your hair, it would be wise to apply conditioner to counter the effects of chlorine.

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