Natural girls, get ready to take a dip in the water this summer, but don’t forget to protect those strands. From chlorine damage to tangled tresses, your hair must be protected at all costs when going for a swim. Follow our easy before and after tips to maintain moisturized and healthy hair.
Thoroughly Wet Your Hair with Water Before You Dive In
This will help minimize the amount of chlorine and salt (from beach water) that your hair absorbs, which is known to cause breakage and dryness. Your hair will absorb the fresh water first, leaving little room for the chlorine or beach water to penetrate your hair.
Use a Protectant
Adding a coat of oil or protectant will aid in minimizing chlorine water penetration while moisturizing your strands. Coconut oil is a preferred favorite, but we also love the Philip Kingsley Swimcap cream, which contains UV protection and shields hair from the