Protecting Kiddie Curlz from Chlorine


Hola!  Summer is in full force and we all are flocking to the pool for relief from the heat.  We reach for the sunblock to protect our skin from the harsh elements but some of us forget to also protect our tresses before we dive in.  Over the holiday weekend I was talking to my sister about the importance of protecting my niece’s hair while she takes swim lessons.  For the most part she keeps my niece’s hair braided but I was stressing that she should also use a leave-in conditioner for protection and to let her wear a swim cap—she does neither!  So I was ecstatic when I stumbled upon this article on naturallycurly.com about protecting kiddies hair from chlorine.  Here are some quick expert tips that they called out which we all should adhere to **young and old**:

  • Immediately after a swim, rinse hair with fresh water, and if possible, use a clarifying shampoo or conditioner.
  • Add conditioner before a swim, then continue to spray a leave-in conditioner every time your curly steps in and out of the pool.
  • Immediately after a swim, rinse hair with fresh water, and if possible, use a clarifying shampoo or conditioner.
  • Wear a bathing cap in the pool.
  • Use a wide-toothed comb, instead of a brush, to reduce breakage.
  • If you must use a blow dryer, use a cooler setting.
  • Test and monitor the hard metals in your pool water.
  • Remove damage with a good haircut at the end of the summer.

To read the full article go HERE.  I think that these are all good tips, I have yet to hit the pool this summer but best believe that I will be protecting my curlz!  How do you keep your curlz intact?  What do you use?  Do tell…

**pic above was pulled from a google search**

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2 thoughts on “Protecting Kiddie Curlz from Chlorine

    1. Hi NHBG! Really? That is good as I wish I would rinse and not have to put anything on my hair. I always have to add something like a leave-in conditioner in order to keep it moisturized, otherwise my hair will be VERY dry. Thanks for the info :o)

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