Summer Hair Care: Ways to Protect Your Hair From Salt and Chlorine This SummerWednesday, July 30, 2014
Before you jump in the pool here are a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned to help protect my relaxed hair from unnecessary damage caused by chlorine and saltwater.
Soak Before Jumping In
I’ve learned that hair is like a sponge; it will only absorb so much. Before I enter the pool, I saturate my relaxed hair with clean water; at this point my hair is less likely to absorb the chlorinated/salt water.
Apply Product Before Entering
When I apply a thick creamy conditioner before jumping in it helps to block the absorption of chlorine and saltwater into my hair. Pre-conditioning restores moisture into my hair so it doesn’t feel dehydrated. For extra measures, I’ll seal my hair with oil for added protection.
Shampoo Immediately Afterwards
Immediately after existing the pool or beach, I flush my hair with clean water to help remove the chlorine and salt water from my hair. Take your time, the more thorough you are, the better! Once my hair reaches a certain level of softness and manageability, I proceed with a rich deep shampoo and conditioner to nourish my relaxed strands.
Be sure to check out the original article over at ESSENCE.com | Straight Talk: Hairlicious Inc. Offers Ways to Protect Your Hair From Salt and Chlorine This Summer