Swimming is a popular activity during the summer season. It's also a great workout. However, for those who wear hair extensions, swimming can be a cause for concern. The fear of damaging or losing hair extensions while swimming can be daunting. Let's discuss some tips and tricks to help you swim with your hair extensions:
Firstly, it is important to note that not all hair extensions are created equal. Some types of hair extensions, such as clip-ins and tape-ins, are not designed to be worn while swimming. These types of extensions are not waterproof and can easily become dislodged or damaged when exposed to water. If you plan on swimming frequently, it is best to opt for more durable extensions such as sew-ins or micro-links. These types of hair extensions are more secure and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and varying temperatures.
Before you go swimming, it is important to prepare your hair extensions. To minimize the risk of damage, make sure your extensions are properly secured and tied back. You can use a hair tie or a swim cap to hold your hair in place. A swim cap can also protect your hair extensions from chlorine, salt water and other harsh chemicals found in pools and oceans. If you plan on swimming in the ocean, it is important to rinse your hair extensions with fresh water after you are done swimming. Saltwater can be very damaging to hair extensions and can cause them to tangle and break.
When swimming, it is important to be mindful of your hair extensions. Avoid diving, as this can cause your extensions to become dislodged. Instead, stick to gentle strokes and keep your head above water as much as possible. It is also important to avoid any activities that can cause your hair extensions to become tangled, such as water slides or diving boards. If you plan on swimming in a pool, it is important to make sure that the pool is properly maintained and the chemicals are balanced. Chlorine can be very damaging to hair extensions and can cause them to become brittle and break.
After swimming, it is important to take care of your hair extensions. Rinse your hair with fresh water to remove any chlorine or saltwater. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair extensions moisturized and healthy. Avoid using hot tools such as blow dryers and flat irons, as these can cause your hair extensions to become damaged and break. Instead, let your hair extensions air dry and style them with a wide-tooth comb.
In conclusion, swimming with hair extensions can be a challenging task, but with the right preparation and care, it can be done. If you plan on swimming frequently, it is best to invest in more durable hair extensions such as sew-ins or micro-links. Be sure to properly secure your hair extensions and protect them from harsh chemicals and activities that can cause them to become tangled or dislodged. After swimming, take care of your hair extensions by rinsing them with fresh water and using a gentle shampoo and conditioner. With these tips and tricks, you can enjoy swimming with your hair extensions without any worries.
BEFORE ENTERING CHLORINATED OR SALT WATER:
- Soak your hair thoroughly with clean water.
- Apply AQUA Conditioner or spray AQUA Leave-In-Conditioner onto your hair. This will give the hair extensions a barrier of protection by preventing them from soaking up as much chlorine or salt.
- Put your hair in a ponytail or loose braid
AFTER GETTING OUT OF THE WATER: