Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hair Care tips for swimmers

Anne at A Latte in the Morning posted a wonderful question about caring for her daughters hair because of excess exposure to chlorine. Do you have any secret tricks to avoid chlorine damage? Here was my comment:

'Some tips: Before she goes into the water put some conditioner in your hand and scrunch it into the ends of her hair. The water(&chlorine) are absorbed through hair ends, like a wick of an oil candle, and that is why the ends take the most damage. The very best solution is to do this and also wear a swim cap. I was on a swim team all through school. No matter how short you cut her hair it will continue to be seriously damaged unless you close the hair shaft with conditioner or cover the hair with a cap. If you put conditioner on her ends & then put it up into a swim cap, her body heat will actually help the conditioner absorb * it will act like a conditioning treatment--all while she swims. A product I LOVE is BioSilk Hair Silk oil. It has saved my hair and now I have hair down to the small of my back and it hardly gets damaged when I use BioSilk. The silk oil is more expensive than conditioner, but it is not as gooey or heavy and it absorbs into hair and doesn't weigh it down as bad. Good luck....if you really teach her to care for her hair it will be a priceless lesson for the rest of her life. I am adamant about it because I had to learn the hard way when I was a swimmer.'

Were you ever a swimmer? Ever have trouble with split ends, even if you are not a swimmer? Ever tried BioSilk?? Lets discuss......

1 comment:

Ann said...

Thank you so much for the tip Leane. I'm getting this product tomorrow and we'll be trying it out. I'll let you know.
Thanks for this,
Ann @ A Latte in the morning