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Swimming while Natural?

VeryAvgVeggieVeryAvgVeggie Posts: 3Registered Users
My LP thick hair hates chlorine! And because of that, I had to slow down my swimming routine from 4-5 hours/day to once or twice a weeks at 2-3 hours per session.

I want to competitively swim again, but I can't do so because the chemicals in pools ruin my hair. I use swim caps, but my hair (because I do wall flips for laps) can still get saturated. How do I protect my hair? How do I manage my hair while swimming daily? How do I prevent chlorine damage?!

I'd love ANY tips.

P.S. I'll be getting box braids pretty shortly so tips on managing long braids while swimming is also nice.
20, Lifelong Natural, Plant-Based, Medium/Long Hair
3B/3C, Low Porosity, Thick and Dense strands
Oils:
Jojoba, Argan, Coconut
Shampoo:
  • Shea Moisture(SM) Baobab/Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Free
  • Maui Moisture(MM) Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk
Conditioner:
  • SM Baobab & Tea Tree Oils Low Porosity Protein-Fee
  • MM Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk
Leave In:
MM Curl Quench + Coconut Oil Curl Smoothie
Gels:
EcoStyler: Olive Oil, Argan, Curl & Wave, and Krystal

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