Whitney and I are asked a lot of questions regarding swimming and natural hair. We answer questions in order to encourage women not let their hair stop them from enjoying the pool. Since natural hair is naturally dryer than other ethnicities, it is import to focus on moisturizing hair above all else. Having a specific regimen for the pool is critical to keeping hair healthy and moisturized. Here are 4 simple tips to protect your natural hair while swimming.
Tip #1: Before hitting the pool, make sure you prep hair with conditioner and or oils. You can check out our youtube video on how we like to prepare our hair before swimming.
Tip #2: While swimming, protect the hair with a swim cap. There are a variety of swim caps to choose from. Check out out blog post about various types of swim caps.
Tip #3: After swimming, make sure to cleanse hair with a clarifying shampoo. Don’t know which clarifying shampoo to choose? Check out Alex’s top picks of clarifying shampoos for natural hair.
Tip #4: After cleansing the hair, follow up with a deep conditioner. Pick a few of your favorites and stick with them. This one step is critical to replenishing moisture. Here are some of my favorite deep conditioners.
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