5 Ways to Protect Your Hair While Swimming


5 Ways to Protect Your Hair While Swimming

  • 18 May 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

We all know that swimming pools have Chlorine in it which is used to kill bacteria in pools, but it’s also harsh chemical bleach that can impact your hair and skin adversely. When chlorine is added in pools, it’s combined with other chemicals to make it generally safe, but over time it can still damage tissues and hair strands. Chlorine is one of the harshest chemicals your hair regularly comes across if you are a swimmer and is also one of the major hair fall reasons, which is why it is important to take proper steps to care and protect your hair while swimming.

Here are 5 ways to protect your hair while swimming:

Coconut oil

Coconut oil:

Take extra virgin coconut oil and apply a fine amount to your dry hair. Try to do this at least an hour before you go to the pool. The reason to use coconut oil on dry hair is that it will prevent your hair from swelling up with water. Coconut oil has the quality to penetrate the shaft and protect it during swimming.

Rinse Before Swimming

Rinse Before Swimming:

Make sure to soak your hair with fresh water just before you go swimming. With your strands already comprehensively drenched, they won’t be able to absorb nearly as much pool or sea water than they would have otherwise. Your hair will have all the fresh water and will have less room to invite that chlorine or salt water in.

Wear a swim cap

Wear a Swim cap:

Even though swim caps cannot keep off all water away from hair, but they do protect hair from the full attack of the water. Swimmers are advised to wear a proper swim cap in order to protect them from getting extra chlorine getting absorbed in hair.

Take care of your hair post swim

Take care of your hair post swim:

Take the time to rinse your hair properly after swimming. Rinsing is the most underestimated practice but it does help get rid of a lot of chlorine water before it has a chance to dry or damage your hair. Do not forget to shampoo and condition your hair with the best product you have. Use gentle products if you are a regular swimmer and regularly clarify if you use heavy oils to protect your hair.

Avoid brushing your hair right away

Avoid brushing your hair right away:

It’s normal to feel the need to brush through your hair right after drying it. Since wet hair is more liable to breakage, and brushing through it while wet can damage your hair, leading to more breakage. Hence, wait a few minutes for your hair to dry naturally.


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