Ah, how long has it been since we plunged into a pool, and enjoyed the cool water under the sweltering sun? Too long. But as pools open up, and summer season inches closer, it's time to resurrect the water baby in us, and jump right in. Before you get swept up in the excitement of it all though, you mustn't forget to indulge in a little bit of post-swimming hair care. If you've forgotten what to do, here are a few tips you must follow after your swimming sessions.
- 01. Air-dry your hair
- 02. Rinse your hair immediately
- 03. Don’t forget to shampoo your tresses
- 04. Apply a leave-in conditioner
- 05. Detangle your hair gently
01. Air-dry your hair
It's quick. It's convenient. But it's not the smartest choice. You've drenched your hair—kinda—in chlorine. Applying heat to your strands will only exacerbate the dryness and friziness of your strands. Stick to air-drying your hair instead.
02. Rinse your hair immediately
As soon as you're out of the water, rinse your hair to eliminate any chlorine build-up. Don't wait to shampoo and condition your hair once you're home. Letting your hair bake in chlorine is surefire disaster. Removing any residual build-up instantly is a must.
03. Don’t forget to shampoo your tresses
As soon as you're home, cleanse your scalp and strands with a moisturising shampoo like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth With Argan Oil Shampoo. This one is suitable for coloured and non-coloured hair, and it is infused with lightweight argan oil to nourish your tresses thoroughly for shiny, smooth, soft hair, and keratin oil to repel frizz. And ensure that the temperature of the shower isn't too high. Hot water will suck the moisture out of your hair. Lukewarm water is a better choice.
04. Apply a leave-in conditioner
After you've shampooed your hair thoroughly, apply a leave-in conditioner to moisturise your tresses deeply. Look for one that has SPF so you can go on with your day without worrying about damage caused by exposure to sunlight.
05. Detangle your hair gently
When your hair is wet, it is more susceptible to breakage because of how brittle and weak your strands are. Gently detangle with a wide-toothed comb. Start from the bottom, and work your way up to the top.
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