Swimming is one of the most complete ways of working out, because you use all the muscles of your body. It is also especially attractive during the summer, when the high temperatures might put you off from your daily run. However, the water in swimming pools include many chemicals such as chlorine that will quickly damage your hair … so what should you do?
1. Swim Outdoors
If you like swimming all year round, this is not always a practical option – we are not suggesting you get into your swimsuit when outside it is almost zero degrees and snowing! During the summer, however, try to choose swimming pools that are outside. Feeling the fresh air is always nicer when you are working out – don’t you agree? – but this is not the only advantage. Outdoor swimming pools are better because the chemicals in the water can be vented and are usually found in lower levels.
2. Oil Your Hair
Chemicals basically eat away our hair nutrients leaving it dull and lifeless. If you oil the day before you go swimming, you will be adding an extra layer of protection. You can use olive oil or coconut oil – the second one is usually cheaper. Also, oil keeps your hair hydrated and healthy. It’s all advantages!
3. Vitamin C Shampoo
Let’s face it: if you swim regularly, the chemicals in the water will damage your hair, one way or another. However, treating your hair properly afterwards can definitely reduce the damage’s impact. Vitamin C is a natural way to fight against chlorine. So if you use a shampoo that it is reinforced with it, it will remove most of the chlorine that is damaging in your hair. This kind of shampoo doesn’t have to be very expensive, and good results are guaranteed!
4. Rinse before Swimming
Yes, we know, it’s so easy to ignore the signs that indicate that one should rinse before getting in the swimming pool. You might be convinced that you are already completely clean and that this only applies to people who are covered in suntan creams and the like. But, did you know that clean water can act like a shield to protect your hair? If you rinse it first, the hair fibres will absorb this water and won’t take the chemicals in.
5. Wear a Swim Cap
Before you stop reading, consider this: yes, swim caps might not be the most flattering item to wear in a pool, but if your hair turns all dry and lifeless that won’t be flattering either. So what is more important to you? Swim caps are one of the most effective ways to avoid chemicals coming in contact with your hair, so you may want to start using them – especially if you swim regularly.
Show your hair some love this summer by following these easy tips whenever you go to the pool. Worried because your hair not as abundant as it used to? We are here to help you! Our hair restoration treatments are very effective, and that is why DHI Manchester is a leader in this sector. Contact our skilled team today and we will be delighted to assist you.