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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tips For Swimming With Your Locks

There’s a way we can still keep our LOCKS fabulous and flawless, while still having fun in the water during the summer which is almost over for some areas, but not where I live in sunny Florida. If you’re hesitant about getting in the pool, fret no longer,  here is the solution!

All you have to do is follow these simple rules before taking a dip...

Coat the hair with conditioner

Before jumping in, apply conditioner to your hair to protect it from the chlorine.  I would suggest a clear watery conditioner rather then a creme one.  However, read the labels. Some conditioners have ingredients that work against chlorine and could cause damage. After the conditioner is applied, braid your locks into two to four braids or more and then place a cap on if you can find a large one to hold down those thick long locks.  Then you’ll be good to go.

Shampoo hair immediately afterward

As much protection as the swimming cap and conditioner provided, its imperative you shampoo your hair right after getting out of the pool especially if the water seeped under your cap. By doing so you’re not preventing the chemicals in the pool to settle in your hair and cause serious damage.

Clarifying Shampoo

If all you have is what you normally use to wash your hair, that’s fine. However, if you have a clarifying shampoo, now’s the time to use it. The clarifying shampoo is specific for getting rid of the chlorine and other chemicals that can harm your hair. If you’re unsure of which type of clarifying shampoo to use for your texture, talk to your stylist and ask for his or her opinion.  There are plenty of Clariftying Shampoo's to choice from.


If you feel a need to condition again then go right ahead.

Enjoy the freedom(✿◠‿◠)


  1. Thanks for nice information sharing .I hope all tips will help me to go for swim.
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  2. Marken: I'm glad to go ahead and take a dip. :)

  3. Great tips. I was wondering why a creamier conditioner is less preferable than a lighter one. I would think that since it has more oil it would protect your hair better. Just wondering. Thanks for the tips! Great site.

  4. Just happened across this one the web. I am a swimming instructor and my clients have come up with good solutions for long and treated hair when swimming. Wet hair throughly, apply oil, cover with a shower cap, and then cover with a long hair swimming cap. Afterwards wash and treat as per usual. Here are some caps for longer hair:

    Phil Carpenter Lee
    LightSpeed Fitness


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