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    So I'm pretty sure I have seen something on this subject before but didnt find it this time. I really like to swim and have avoided it the last couple of years in hopes of growing my hair healthy so my question is is it possible to swim almost daily and still have healthy hair? What are some products and routines that will help prevent damage?
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    Yup, just make sure to rinse it afterwards.

    The pool I swim in isn't a standard chlorine pool but a pool like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_water_chlorination. MUCH less heavy on the chlorine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eadwine View Post
    Yup, just make sure to rinse it afterwards.

    The pool I swim in isn't a standard chlorine pool but a pool like this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_water_chlorination. MUCH less heavy on the chlorine.
    I have been hearing about salt water pools a lot lately. Sadly I live in a homeowners association neighborhood so I have no control over the pool
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    Just wet your hair first.



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    When I was 12ish my aunt told me to soak my hair in conditioner before getting into the pool to avoid chlorine staining. I'm sure it wards off damage too.
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    Usually that is against pool rules because it's bad for the water/filter.



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    i wonder if a good coat, but not like dropping would be so bad?
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    I can understand not wanting to risk damaging the filtering system with potential contaminants. If you don't want to put conditioner or oil in your hair before you go, the best you can probably do is rinse your hair first (making sure it's soaked through with standard water), wear a swim cap that fits over your whole hair (or I've seen suggestions to overlap two if the hair is particularly bulky), and rinse again after swimming. That should get you out of a good chunk of the potential risk. You still might get a little damage over the whole summer, but you can always revise your routine if you notice any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calmyogi View Post
    i wonder if a good coat, but not like dropping would be so bad?
    No different, it'll still contaminate the pool. Wear a swim cap.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nique1202 View Post
    I can understand not wanting to risk damaging the filtering system with potential contaminants. If you don't want to put conditioner or oil in your hair before you go, the best you can probably do is rinse your hair first (making sure it's soaked through with standard water), wear a swim cap that fits over your whole hair (or I've seen suggestions to overlap two if the hair is particularly bulky), and rinse again after swimming. That should get you out of a good chunk of the potential risk. You still might get a little damage over the whole summer, but you can always revise your routine if you notice any problems.
    Are there any swim caps that seem to work the best? I have one I got at wal mart last year but I didn't like it much and my hair still got soaked.
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