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Old 05-17-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
 
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Default Swimming & My Hair (not what you'd think!

Hi All,

I just joined and am blown away by this community and all this information!

I have a kind of a stumper question. I have 3b hair (I think), about shoulder length, I used Mixed Chicks leave-in. My weird question is that why do I have the best hair on days that I swim?? I swim w/ a cap on and the water is not very chlorinated but it does get wet. Then I do a hot tub for a few minutes. Then I shower and after I put Mixed Chicks in (when quite wet then squeeze out excess.)

On swim days my hair turns out to be lovely and curly and thick vs. other days when it's good but not *as* good.

Is it the amount or type of water my hair is getting?

Also, I have heard that any conditioner, if you simply leave it in, works--it's the leaving in vs. the product? If you had one alternative leave in to recommend what would it be? FYI, I am not African American--just have very curly hair.

Thank you so so much for any thoughts/advise/insight!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
 
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IDK. My guess is that it is the humidity from the hot tub that your hair likes.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:00 AM   #3
 
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IDK. My guess is that it is the humidity from the hot tub that your hair likes.
Seems like it. A lot of people's curly hair tends to spring up in humidity, so that would make sense. Either that or your hair likes the steam from it? Sounds weird, but a lot of people do their deep treatments by using steam, so maybe somehow it just sets your hair in place, lol.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:50 AM   #4
 
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Thanks guys! I never thought of the hot tub as putting out a lot of steam but maybe it does!
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:27 PM   #5
 
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When I think about it, the whole environment is humid. Pool, hot tub, and shower.
If your dew points are not low (not a desert), you should try experimenting with products with a lot of humectants like glycerin. They draw attract moisture from the air to the hair.
Humidity, Humectants and Hair | NaturallyCurly.com
I know some people mix vegetable glycerin and water to spray on their hair.
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Curl enhancer: FSG
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