Dry Hair Treatment for Swimmers

Dry Hair Treatment for Swimmers
Those who spend hours in a chlorine-filled pool are not the only swimmers prone to having damaged hair. Overexposure to the natural elements found in both fresh and salt water can cause brittle, dry hair. If you swim even a few hours each week you should take extra precautions to strengthen and moisturize your hair.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Deep cleansing shampoo
  • Daily moisturizing shampoo
  • Deep conditioner
  • Warm towel
  • Wide-toothed comb
 
Step 1
Wet your hair evenly.
Step 2
Apply a deep cleansing shampoo to the hair.
Step 3
Massage the shampoo from root to trip, working the product throughout the hair. Deep cleansing shampoos will lift dirt and buildup from the follicle. You should massage for two to three minutes.
Step 4
Rinse your hair thoroughly.
Step 5
Apply a daily moisturizing shampoo to the hair. Because the cleansing shampoo brings everything to the surface, it is necessary to use a daily shampoo to completely remove it.
Step 6
Rinse the hair thoroughly.
Step 7
Towel dry the hair to remove excess water.
Step 8
Apply a deep conditioner from root to tip.
Step 9
Place a warm towel over your head and clip the towel together to completely cover your hair. Sealing the conditioner with the warm moisture of the towel will allow better absorption of the product.
Step 10
Allow the conditioner to sit for about a half an hour.
Step 11
Rinse the hair once again.
Step 12
Towel dry and apply a leave-in conditioner.
Step 13
Use a wide-toothed comb to evenly distribute the product.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
This process should be completed once or twice a week depending on how often you swim. Completing this process too often could actually have an adverse effect on your hair, so don't do this more than twice a week.
 
When shampooing your hair during your normal shower/bath, you should use a daily moisturizing shampoo and conditioner in order to keep your hair strong.

Article Written By Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith has been a freelance writer since 2006, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared on various online sites. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Pennsylvania State University.

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