Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Hair Care

Summer Hair Care
It is almost the end of July and we haven’t been in any chlorine.  It is such a shame. But I do have a couple of tips for those that cannot stay away from the pool or the beach.
Growing up I always heard the cliché the best defense is a good offense, Meaning, that if you address the problem before it becomes a problem, then you’re good to go. 
Swim caps are the way to go. You child can have fun in the pool, and you can save yourself a little heartache and pain, by having to wash and detangle hair often.

If your child just has too much hair or you can’t find a swim caps at a reasonable price and it works, below are a couple of tips to help you get through your summer.
Remember the hair challenge from beadsbraids&beyond? Well think of those styles
Loosely braided individual braids will work very well for the pool. They last a while, and it will be easy to cleanse out the chlorine and other yucky like sand.
Before swimming, plait (braid, or ponytail) your child’s hair (If possible use a swim cap as seen above.)
After swimming and before going home make sure to rinse child’s hair completely with water.
When at home use a neutralizing shampoo and conditioner to counteract the chemicals in the pool ( my old hair dresser told me this, and last summer it seemed to work even for my own hair. And work through each section of hair squeezing the product in, and rinsing out.
Don’t forget to towel dry. If you’re careful enough this style can last the whole week, keeping your curly kid in the pool and having fun.
What are some of your favorite tips for summer hair care?

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