How To Take Care Of Your Hair Post Swimming

Written by Urvi ShahNov 16, 2022
How to take care of your hair post swimming

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

Detangle your hair gently

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

Detangle your hair gently

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

Detangle your hair gently

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

Detangle your hair gently

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

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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Urvi Shah

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A professional writer by day, and a poet by night, I'm a journalism graduate with experience in the news, travel, and food sectors. A frantic compiler of excerpts from books I've read, you can count on me to incorporate quotes and phrases into everyday conversations without a warning. On days I'm not working, I station myself in front of my laptop, and try to work my way through month-old drafts of my writings.

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