One of the best ways of letting your hair down is perhaps taking a dip in the pool. It’s fun and an excellent cardio workout. Unfortunately, those fun swimming sessions come at an expense—they can be hard on your hair and skin. In order to sanitize the water and kill harmful bacteria, swimming pools are filled with chlorine. When constantly exposed to chlorine, it strips your hair off its natural oils, leaving it dry and damaged. So, before you hit the pool, the next time around, keep these guidelines handy to prevent any further damage.
 
Apply coconut oil
 

Apply coconut oil

Before you head out to swim, ensure that you massage your hair with a generous amount of coconut oil. Ensure you apply it from root to tip so that it forms a protective layer on your hair and minimises the damage.

Take a shower
 

Take a shower

Before you make a jump for the pool, make sure you take a shower. The water also forms another layer around your skin, so that the harmful chemicals in the pool are not absorbed. Your hair will absorb more chlorine when its dry, so make sure you don’t miss this step.

Rock that swimming cap!
 

Rock that swimming cap!

Swimming caps are a simple and inexpensive way of providing your hair with the necessary protection that your hair needs. Who wants chlorine-drenched hair? So, wear that cap save yourself all that trouble, because, remember, prevention is better than cure!