Swimming…Ah Natural: Tips on Protecting Hair From Chlorine & Salt Damage


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  Photo Credit: Natural Chica

I have decided to take swimming lessons again. Yes, I said again - because I’ve taken lessons numerous times before and made great progress but never got to the place where I felt 100% comfortable jumping into a pool, ocean, or lake. In retrospect, there are a couple of the reasons why I didn’t learn as a child was, first of all neither of my parents swam and I also believe that dealing with a little girl’s chlorine-filled hair once or twice a week was not something my mother was interested in dealing. I can understand that, I had a lot of hair back then and it was super thick.

At any rate, I’m here in my 30s, I’m taking swimming lessons for the first time with natural hair. I’ve done a little research and found a great video from Naptural85 (one of my favourite youtubers) on how to protect your tress while swimming. The key seems to be filling your hair with water and conditioner to keep it moisturized, but also if your strands are already full of goodness, the chlorine will have a harder time penetrating them. I plan to try Napturals85 steps and hopefully my hair will survive my swimming adventures. :-) I’ll keep you all posted.

Swimming with Natural Hair | Protection from Chlorine and Salt

Do you have swimming with natural hair tips? I’d love to hear them.

Blessings and Curls,

Canadian Curlie

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