How To Protect The Hair While Swimming Every Day

Rinse and wet hair before and after swimming

Swim etiquette—the pool's spoken and unspoken "rules"—keeps everyone safe and healthy. The pool staff recommends showering before swimming for a reason.

Apply coconut oil, olive oil, and other natural oils to your hair

If you swim often or have chlorine-sensitive hair, use a leave-in chlorine protectant.

Use Swim Spray

Blond hair is more susceptible to chlorine damage, so you can use a swim spray to protect it. This product suits all hair types.

Use gentle shampoos

No matter your hair type, use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner after swimming. This rinses chlorine off hair.

Wear a swim cap

Swim hats keep chlorine out of your hair. Wear it with all your hair inside for maximum protection.

Put long hair in a ponytail

Without a swim cap, bind long hair in a ponytail, braid, or tight bun. This reduces chlorine exposure.

Swim in outdoor pools

Swimming in outdoor pools is ideal. Outdoor pool chlorine gas evaporates faster into the air, reducing water concentration and hair and skin chlorine absorption.

Adopt these post-swim hair care routines

Preventing chlorine-damaged hair is particularly important after swimming. Your post-swim wash and hair routine will remove chlorine before it penetrates your hair.