Swimming with curly hair (someone save me)

How is this done!? I'm sorry if this is an overused subject, but I need help.

My hair has been recovering slowly, and I actually grew half an inch! But, in gym I need to swim for a week! Here are my issues:

1. How to protect my hair while swimming
2. What to do after swimming (poo, no poo?) to get rid of chemicals
3. Styling issues

I have a normal class then gym (the swimming class) but then I have another gym class (aerobics) afterwards, so that gives me about 20, maybe thirty minutes to change and do my hair. But i still need to be ready to work out hard in aerobics (tae bo can really make you sweat).

I'm really afraid about what the chlorine and chemicals will do to my hair, so help on that would be welcome.

Another problem I have (man this is turning into a novel) is detangling. It takes me forever to detangle, even WITH my denman (aahh, my new love). And should I plop (despite strange looks) or not plop?

Any advice in general would really help. Especially confidence to wear an almost too small bikini (i got it when i was a large b cup...now i'm a medium c cup...how am i not going to fall out!) in front of a group of hormonely charged perverted guys and self hating girls who hate me cause i'm skinny (just barely 100 pounds...i'm working on gaining weight).

....I don't even know how to tread water and my hair is the biggest issue....

If it helps, I use Trader Joe's Nourish and Refresh to condition, detangle with denman, and use Loob and Loreal Melting Gel, then plop. I think i'm a 3b 4a hybrid, (working on pics). Once again ANY help would be great
3b/c Curly since Feburary 2008, CG since June 2008, Lurking for a long time

Co Wash: Trader Joe's Refresh
Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish
Leave in: Trader Joe's Nourish
Styling: Loob, Loreal Melting Gel
Distribute and Detangle with Denman
I don't have the experience to answer, but I know this has been talked about a lot this summer. Do a search for chlorine and you'll find tons of threads. Good luck!
CG since 6/15/08!
Medium-Fine/Normal Porosity

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What I do is firstly wet the hair so it is already saturated and won't absorb the clorinated (or salt) water. A pass over while wet of coconut oil is great too especially on the ends. Just a small amount so you don't "pollute" the pool water (some curlies like to use conditioner instead). Then I think if it were me, after the first class I would plop it in a microfiber turby (which looks better) inbetween classes then claw it up in a ponytail.... and then co-wash and style after the second class.
-3A?
-Fine, ii (almost iii) thickness
-salon pintura and natural sun-made highlights combo
-CG since October 2007, rare occasional low poo.
-Growing it out
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-pw: ziggy

Last edited by ZigaZaga; 10-06-2008 at 04:28 AM.
when I swim I wet my hair lather it with conditioner and put a swimming cap over it. It protected it all summer. Afterwards I would rinse the conditioner out and just put it in a ponytail for the next class. But the wetting, conditioning, swimming cap really worked for me!!
3A hair.
Use suave naturals to wash hair daily.
Carol's Daughters Tui leave in conditioner
protein treatment once a month
got2be gel
Thanks for the advice, I think I can pull it off now! You guys really saved me!
3b/c Curly since Feburary 2008, CG since June 2008, Lurking for a long time

Co Wash: Trader Joe's Refresh
Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish
Leave in: Trader Joe's Nourish
Styling: Loob, Loreal Melting Gel
Distribute and Detangle with Denman

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