Swimming is one of the most fun and exciting forms of low impact exercise for your body. There’s nothing more rejuvenating than putting on some sunscreen and taking a quick dip in the pool, right? But does your hair enjoy that swim sesh as much as you do? Chlorine and salt can be quite harsh and damaging for your tresses. However, with some strategies and preplanning you can rock a great hair day even after spending time in the pool.

Here are five hair care tips for every swimming enthusiast...

Braid your hair
 

Braid your hair

Remove all tangles using a wide tooth comb and style your hair into a long braid before your swimming session. Not only will this avoid unwanted tangles but it will also minimise the damage of chlorine oh your hair.

Wet your hair before jumping in the pool
 

Wet your hair before jumping in the pool

Take a quick shower before jumping in the pool this will remove all the styling products from your hair as well as prevent your strands from soaking up the chlorinated water from the pool. Use this trick when you go skinny dipping in the sea and guard hair from soaking up the salt.

Pamper your hair
 

Pamper your hair

Another way to keep chlorine off your hair is by applying a small amount of coconut oil to your hair, paying special attention to dry ends. This will seal out chlorine, which may oxidise coloured hair and turn it green.

Wash hair right after swimming
 

Wash hair right after swimming

As soon as you step out of the pool, rinse your hair with fresh water if you don’t have the time to wash it. This quickly removes chlorine residue from your hair and prevents it from turning dry and brittle.

Use a detoxifying shampoo
 

Use a detoxifying shampoo

If you swim regularly, there’s a chance of chemical residue and product build-up forming a layer on your scalp. This hampers the growth of healthy hair, therefore it is important to get rid of this dirt by using a detoxifying shampoo.