Swimming With Natural Hair- Tips for the Pool

by Tammy Goodson of CurlyChic

You hear many women of color refusing to swim or even get in the water for fear of getting their hair wet. My family had a pool growing up and I can remember throwing out threats such as “You better not get my hair wet!”, while sitting on the edge of the pool with just my feet in the water. Much of the protest was because I didn’t want my straight hair to curl up (how ironic) but I was also concerned about the potential damage resulting from the chemicals in my hair mixing with the chlorine. Don’t think for a minute that you don’t have to worry about this just because you have natural hair.

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Swimming & Natural Hair - Protecting Hair at the Pool

Nadine of GirlsLoveYourCurls writes:

The question about what to do with children's hair, when swimming in the pool, is a question I get asked A LOT. I get it most often around this time of year, when children go to pools more frequently for swimming lessons or just for fun. Chlorine can be extremely harsh on our little ones' hair, but we don't have to avoid frequent swimming because of it. Here are some tips that have been great for us.

What's your natural hair care swimming regimen? 

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