Weave Questions: Can I Swim With a Weave?

tips for swimming with a weave or hair extensionsWe do both sew-in weaves and quick weaves here at our Marietta hair salon, and they are great for expanding your hair style possibilities. Many people assume that you can’t swim with a weave or hair extensions, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. You can do just about anything with a weave that you could do with your own hair, especially with a high-quality human hair sew-in weave, just remember to follow these tips to protect from sun, sweat, salt, and chlorine.

Saturate your hair

With either a weave or your natural hair, one of the best ways to prevent damage from swimming is to saturate the hair beforehand with fresh water. Your hair will soak up water like a sponge, and once it is waterlogged, it won’t absorb as much salty or chlorinated water.

Create a shield

Apply a moisturizing conditioner. This will help reduce the absorption of salt/chlorine water and also counteract the drying effects of both. Dry, thirsty hair is more easily damaged.

Cleanse with a clarifying shampoo

If your hair is exposed to chlorine or salt water, it’s vitally important that you don’t leave them in your hair! As soon as possible, wash your hair with a good shampoo that will be sure to strip away unwanted chemicals. But remember, if you haven’t been swimming or sweating, don’t wash your hair everyday. Every time you wash your hair you strip away oils that moisturize and strengthen the hair strand, so try to limit your washes throughout the week.

To schedule your appointment for a sew-in weave or other black hair services at our Marietta salon, contact Levell’s Salon today! 

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