Swimming is a great way to stay fit and have fun, but it can take a toll on your hair. The prolonged exposure to chlorinated water can leave your hair brittle and bleached out. However, with a few simple steps, you can minimise the damage and keep your hair healthy and beautiful. Our Vardeer Stylist Samuel Ashcroft is here to provide you with expert tips and advice on how to care for swimmers' hair.
Wet Your Hair Before You Swim
One of the easiest ways to protect your hair from absorbing chlorinated water is to wet it with non-chlorinated water before you jump into the pool. This creates a barrier between your hair and the harmful pool chemicals.
Most pools have showers or faucets nearby, making it not only effective but convenient to do before you jump into the pool. When getting out of the pool, Samuel also recommends to rinse again to help take any chlorine residue away.
Use a Barrier Cream
Samuel also recommends using Phillip Kingsley Swim Cap, it is a cream that creates a barrier against the chlorine to stop the hair from turning green or dry and is a life saver for those who swim regularly.
Wear a Swim Cap
While a swim cap won't keep your hair completely dry, it can significantly reduce chlorine absorption and protect your hair from sun damage. If you have heavily blonde hair, it's advisable to wear a cap/tie it up and avoid getting it wet to prevent it from turning grey/green.
Choose the Right Hair Products
Using the right hair products can make a significant difference in caring for swimmers' hair. Make sure you use a good hydrating shampoo and conditioner like Josh Wood Colour Miracle Shampoo and Conditioner and follow up with a Miracle Mask at least once a week to target dry hair caused by swimming.