Caring for hair during swim season?

Swimming is something I love. I have only done it a couple years but its something I just cant imagine giving up. The last couple years I was still transitioning to curly hair. Now its longer than ever, healthy and I want it to stay that way. I see many pages about protecting hair for one swim in a lake, but does anyone have tips on long term care for exposure to chlorine up to four hours a day?
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The "Curly Girl" book advised coating it with CO. You may even carry some diluted in water in a spray bottle to spray your hair between "swims".
The "Curly Girl" book advised coating it with CO. You may even carry some diluted in water in a spray bottle to spray your hair between "swims".
Originally Posted by CGSince2002
I will have to try this. Olive oil seemed to heavy and messy for such frequent use!
Conditioner -Sauve Naturals Coconut/Mane and Tail
Oil- argan or jojoba, can't find a good one
Leave in Carols Daughter Hair Milk or left in rinse out
Stylers LA Sports or Fruit of the earth aloe vera gel
Wash- some hippie dippy shampoo bar once every 2 weeks and as I am co wash every few days


High Porosity
Fine
3a-3b



Even with its wet, it's dry, dry, DRY!
Since I went CG, I've been wetting my hair and applying cheap, co-wash conditioner to my hair prior to swimming, and had no damage when I did that. The one time that I thought, what the heck, I'm probably imagining that that does more than it really does, and got in the pool without it, then got my hair wet briefly, I got out shortly after that, co-washed and conditioned immediately, and I could feel the difference in the condition of my hair as soon as I started washing it.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008

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