Headed on vacation or your honey moon and you want to show off that boho braid?!
Swimming with hair extensions can be a tricky task, but it's totally possible.
Before you dive into the pool, it's important to understand the risks and how to properly care for your hair extensions while swimming.
Let's talk about the necessary information to make sure your hair extensions stay in great condition while you enjoy a dip in the pool or a swim in the ocean.
When swimming with hair extensions, it's important to take extra care to protect them from the chlorine and other chemicals in the pool. Chlorine can cause the hair extensions to become dry and brittle, which can lead to breakage.
To protect your hair extensions, it is best to wear a swimming cap and use a leave-in conditioner or a deep conditioning treatment before and after swimming. Additionally, it is important to rinse your hair with fresh water after swimming to remove any chlorine or other chemicals that may have been absorbed.
Note from Christina: Let's be real... who is going to wear a swim cap?! Well, I know one person who has the perfect shape head and face to pull it off but otherwise it's a NO!
My best tip for those who want to live their best water life is to get your hair wet first BEFORE you enter the ocean/pool.
Why?! I love the reference of the kitchen sponge...
That sponge you use to wash dishes can only hold so much water before it's full.
Your hair... is the same thing. By getting if full of water and a little leave in conditioning spray, you'll be safe to enter the water since the fiber is maxed.
Be sure to secure in a low braid and for crying out loud... use sunscreen and wear a hat!