How to protect hair from pool?

CurlAngelCurlAngel Posts: 30Registered Users
I have spring break next week and I'm going to st. Croix :) I plan to do a lot of swimming both in the pool and ocean, but I'm worried the salt and chlorine will damage my hair. What can I do before I swim to reduce the damage?


  • dweamgoildweamgoil Posts: 23Registered Users
    We went to the Bahamas about a month ago. Every time I would go into the sun or swimming (pool or ocean), I'd take some condish with me in a small container and slather it on throughout the day. Even doing this, the sun did dry my hair somewhat.


    2C / f / iii - medium to high porosity
    (started modified CG on 01/23/2012)

    Tresemme Naturals Radiant Volume (for CO Wash)
    Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo (once per month)

    Monoi oil (leave in)
    La Coupe Orgnx Curling Mousse at roots for lift
    DevaCurl Angel or Joico Curl Activator
    Dove Extra Hold Hairspray with natural movement to finish

    Homemade Sea Salt Spray as a curl activator for 2nd and 3rd day hair
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    This might have some useful info: science-y hair blog: Your Hair on Chlorine
    Protein is good for chlorine damage and salt-water drying after the fun is over. P.S. Clearly you did not mean St. Croix, Minnesota, which is what I thought immediately...

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