How to Take Care of Swimmers Hair

How to Take Care of Swimmers Hair
You may decide to go for a quick swim while walking through a wooded area or you might be the type of person that leaps from cliffs every weekend. Just as chlorinated water can take its toll on hair, the elements in the water can create buildup and can also make your hair feel dry and like straw. To keep your hair looking and feeling its best if you swim frequently, complete this special regimen a few times a week.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Hair detoxifying shampoo
  • Moisturizing shampoo
  • Deep conditioner
 
Step 1
Wet the hair evenly.
Step 2
Squeeze the hair detoxifying shampoo into your hands. Use about a quarter-sized amount to start and add more if needed.
Step 3
Rub your hands together to create a lather. Hair detoxifying shampoo will not create as much lather as regular shampoo, so do not be alarmed when it does not.
Step 4
Work the shampoo throughout the hair from root to tip. Continue to rub it throughout the hair for several minutes.
Step 5
Rinse the hair thoroughly.
Step 6
Squeeze the moisturizing shampoo into your hands. Use about a quarter-sized amount to start and add more if needed.
Step 7
Rub your hands together to create a lather.
Step 8
Work the shampoo throughout the hair from root to tip. You must use a regular shampoo after you use the detoxifying shampoo. The detoxifying shampoo loosens build up and brings it to the surface, but you need a regular shampoo to completely wash it away.
Step 9
Rinse the hair thoroughly.
Step 10
Apply the deep conditioner to the hair.
Step 11
Wrap the hair with a warm towel and let it sit for approximately 30 minutes.
Step 12
Rinse the hair thoroughly.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Swimmers should complete this process about three times a week to repair any damage to their hair caused by swimming in chlorinated pools.

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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