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Swimming With Curls: What You've Gotta Do!

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The summer heat is rising, and the swimming pool is looking more and more attractive to jump into to beat the heat. While you would enjoy and cherish every moment you spend in the water, your curly hair might not be really happy about it. If you have curly hair, you know what we are talking about. Curly hair takes long hours to style but only minutes to become frizzy and rough. It is also common knowledge that water is the worst enemy of curly hair, but especially swimming pool chlorine water and salty beach water are grave enemies to your lustrous curls. If you have been wondering how to enjoy the cool pool in summer but still maintain your curls intact, you have come to the right place! Read on to learn how to enjoy your swim with curls.

Also Read : The Golden Rules Of Curly Hair Care

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Things to do before swimming with curls

1. Wear a swimming cap

Wear a swimming cap

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If you are a curly head fond of water sports and swimming, and if you indulge in those activities more than three times a week, please invest in a large swimming cap that is large enough to fit all curly strands. But if you go swimming rarely and only on vacations, a top knot will work just the same unless you are going to dive into the water.

2. Braid your curly locks

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It is common knowledge that braids protect your manes. Many curly heads suggest that you braid your hair in a French or Dutch braid after using a leave-in conditioner to protect the ends and cuticles of your curly hair. And if you have been looking for a leave-in conditioner that is curly-hair friendly, you need to give Curlvana styling cream a try because it has been designed to ease frizz, make your hair incredibly soft, and detangle curls without leaving a crunchy residue.

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3. Other things you can do to protect your curls before stepping into the water include

  • Slather your hair with lightweight oil to protect it from chlorine damage.
  • If you are going for a swim bareheaded, i.e., without a cap, then consider rinsing your hair in clean water before stepping into the swimming pool.
  • As we mentioned in the section under "Braiding your Curly Hair, use a good leave-in conditioner before stepping out into the water.

Things to do after swimming with curls

1. Use a clarifying shampoo

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After you have stepped out of the pool, make it your life’s mission to use a sulfate-free, curly-hair-friendly clarifying shampoo to cleanse your scalp and hair of the chlorine deposits and restore your curls back to their initial glory. After shampooing, use a deep conditioner to add moisture back to your curls to achieve frizz-free curls. If you have been wondering where to score a gentle haircare shampoo and a deep conditioner that adds shine, look no further than Curlvana fortifying curl cleans shampoo and curl shine conditioner.

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2. Dry your curls before you hit the bed

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We know your bed looks very comforting and inviting after an insane pool party, but do not hit the bed yet because going to bed with your water-drenched curly strands will make it difficult to style them in the morning and also lead to an unpleasant smell sometimes. Hence, we recommend you use a leave-in conditioner, followed by styling cream, and diffuse your curls with a blow dryer before you go to bed. 

Also Read : Why Do You Need A Diffuser For Better-Textured Curls?

We hope you and your curls have a happy summer with your picture-perfect-ready curls that are not afraid to take a dip in the water when it is party time. So what are you waiting for? Go charge at the swimming pool with a deep dive, unafraid of your curly hair damage!

Frequently Answered Questions 

1. Does Pool Water Damage Curly Hair? 

Chlorine is used to sanitize the pool water, but chlorine water can adversely affect your curly hair. Chlorine water strips the hair of its natural oil and builds up on the surface of your curls, making your hair dry, rough, brittle, and frizzy.

2. Should I Wash My Hair After Swimming? 

Yes, washing your hair after swimming is necessary to get rid of all the impurities and build-up. Use a sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo for curly hair wash.

3. What Type Of Water Is Best For Curly Hair? 

Distilled or bottled water is best for curly hair as it reduces the chances of build-up on your hair, which can otherwise weigh down your curly hair, making it look rough and frizzy.

Also Read : Curly Hair Styling Question & Answers !





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