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Old 05-11-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
 
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Default What do you guys do with your hair for swimming?

Just wondering. I'll be spending a lot of time in a chlorine pool this summer. Chlorine always makes my hair tangled but I haven't actually been in a pool since I went cg. I was just wondering what everyone else's routines were when spending time in a pool. Or any products that work well either before or after swimming.

My hair properties are normal porosity, 3b, fine. Currently my routine is shampooing once a week with Shea moisture sulfate free shampoo, tresseme naturals fir my ro and using Loreal Eversleek for my LI.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
 
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
 
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I hear a lot of people put a (usually deep) conditioner in their hair before they go to swim. This prevents a lot of the chlorine from entering your hair and moisturizes it. So you kill two birds with one stone!
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:44 PM   #4
 
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That Natural Haven article has some great info but... im curious about after swimming. Do you HAVE TO shampoo to remove the chlorine? Is there NO other way?
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I am a regular swimmer - i wet my hair before and put on some essential oil. After swimming I wash with a blob of herbal (sulphate free) shampoo mixed in with conditioner and condition and style as normal. I should probably wear a swimming hat but don't like them.... :/
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That Natural Haven article has some great info but... im curious about after swimming. Do you HAVE TO shampoo to remove the chlorine? Is there NO other way?
There are chelating products that come in sachets, but they are quite drying I believe. I think the problem is you would want something that could penetrate the cuticle and conditioner doesn't really do that. Having said that there are products that make claims, for example
Fairy Tales Lemon-Aid Conditioner Ulta.com - Cosmetics, Fragrance, Salon and Beauty Gifts
http://www.amazon.com/Joico-Phine-Co.../dp/B002OFZ70M
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i'll be vacationing in November and I know i will likely end up in a pool at least once. While I am more of a float around and drink type pool person that an actual SWIMMER, my hair may get wet and i want to be prepared on how to prep and treat it. Thanks for all the info ladies! Looks like I will be purchasing a sulfate free shampoo before the fall.
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Great question. In due for a vacation on October ( cruising to the Bahamas) I don't wasn't to be "pool side" or "beached" for fear of damage and breakage! Ladies what would you say is appropriate care for vacation?

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I'm wondering about sun protection for hair??... I know you can get sun protections sprays for hair but I bet they're not CG friendly! :/
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It's best to completely saturate your hair before getting in the pool with plain water. Once you hair is already wet it can't absorb anymore water. Also use a chleating conditioner or one with EDTA in it. I believe most suave has EDTA. I used the wet hair before swimming and an EDTA condish last year and had no problems. Did not have to shampoo.
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Great question. In due for a vacation on October ( cruising to the Bahamas) I don't wasn't to be "pool side" or "beached" for fear of damage and breakage! Ladies what would you say is appropriate care for vacation?

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Sunhat/ close weave scarf plus coconut oil to help preserve structural proteins, decrease porosity and protect from the water. There is not a cosmetic product on the market I'd trust to protect my hair from UV damage. They rarely if ever give an SPF and there is no way you'd apply enough or often enough to get decent protection anyway, bearing in mind chemical sunscreen agents break down in UV light and how much sunblock you are recommended to slather on your face and body.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:21 AM   #12
 
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Thanks Firefox7275!!!
I'm definitely getting up my hat collection, shades, and scarves! That's a must have for the tropics.... I was thinking of braids again for the trip, just so I don't have to maintain hair for a while. Do you think if would be too soon since I am taking these, I've had in 2.5 months, this weekend?

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #13
 
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I just remember swim
Caps yanking the heck out of my hair as a kid. How can you out then on and not tear your hair out? Or take them off?
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just remember swim
Caps yanking the heck out of my hair as a kid. How can you out then on and not tear your hair out? Or take them off?

I use a swim cap in my pool. I put my hair up in a bun and pin my bangs back. Then I stretch it out the most I can while putting it over my hair. I wear it low so it grips my skin not my hair. Then before I take it off, I start from the front, stretch it out a bit and pull it up off and out. There is very minimal snag.
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I just saturate my hair with plain water, and apply a cheap co-wash conditioner (also good for its chelating ingredients). I may cover it with a cap, or not. When I get out, I shower off, then use the conditioner already on my hair to cowash, style as usual.
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