Protecting hair while swimmming in a pool?

DraupadiDraupadi Registered Users Posts: 33
I think this was mentioned before, but how do some of you protect your 3c hair while swimming?
I'm afraid that I'll damage my hair in all that chlorine!
3c/Afro-Asian Fusion hair
Oyin Whipped Pudding/VO5's Silky Experiences Moisturizing condish/Citre Shine Fresh Fusion Curl Boosting Gel


  • ParasolParasol Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 291
    The first thing tat comes to my mind is conditioner and oil.

    You could heavily cover your hair with co, but co is washed out easily.

    So, I suggest covering it with Olive Oil to keep it from drying out. Oil is harder to wash out than conditioner. It stays!
    Wear your hair in a bun and you're good to go.

    PRobably there are more helpful tipps....

  • subbrocksubbrock Registered Users Posts: 8,212
    redken makes an oil in their uv rescue line that i really like.

    here's a link to it:

    make sure you check out the "why it works" and the "how it works"
  • thirteenlbsthirteenlbs Registered Users Posts: 205
    Longtime swimmer and lifeguard here--condiitoner before and after swimming works wonders against the sun AND chlorine-- even a cheap one works. If you're laying out, let the conditioner cook in your hair. It'll leave your hair SO soft. A cheapie conditioner left in is another good idea.

    If you can, stay FAR AWAY from the swimmer's shampoos-- they can be very drying after repeated use.

    The next most important thing is to rinse, rinse, rinse!

    O, S, with fine strands

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