At long last, it’s time to say goodbye to a frigid and punishing winter and hello to the warm and welcoming days of spring and summer. Regardless of where you live, it’s probably safe to assume you’ll be tempted to dive into a swimming pool at some point over the next several months. Here’s a bit of great news: you can safely swim with your remy hair extensions — if you take the proper precautions to protect them. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind before you take the plunge.
Condition, Condition, Condition
You are probably used to applying conditioner to your hair after you’ve cleaned it. To protect your hair from chlorine, apply conditioner before you swim as well. The conditioner will create a protective barrier between hair and chlorine. When you are finished swimming, rinse out the conditioner right away with cool, fresh water. Then, you guessed it, condition again! This time, apply a high-quality hair care conditioner to keep the strands moist and healthy. For an added layer of protection and to prevent tangles, apply a heat cap followed by a protective hair serum.
Scrunch, Don’t Brush
Perhaps the worst thing you can do while swimming is to brush or comb your remy hair while it’s wet. Women, we are especially talking to you here! For whatever reason, men seem to be able to forget about their hair when they’re enjoying an afternoon at the pool and leave it alone, which is a good thing. Women, on the other hand, tend to hop out of the pool and feel the need to comb through their wet hair. When you are wearing extensions, this is an absolute don’t. Even the best hair products for remy hair are not able to reverse breakage or hair loss due to brushing through wet hair. Take a deep breath and embrace the natural look until you are finished with your swim.
Don’t Sleep on Wet Hair
If you are partaking in a late-night swim or dip in the hot tub, you may be tempted to fall into bed without drying your hair. Resist the temptation. Men, even if you have super-short remy hair, you aren’t exempt from this rule! At the very least, dry the hair at the base of your scalp. If you sleep on wet hair, the moisture could cause odors and even mold to develop.
While swimming in a pool is okay if you take precautions, it’s not a good idea to subject your remy hair to saltwater. Salt will strip moisture from your hair and cause tangles and breakage. If you must catch a wave, make sure to condition your extensions, then tuck them firmly under a tight-fitting swim cap. If you’re planning a pool outing, make sure your bag is packed with quality hair products for remy hair.
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