Summer Hair Care

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Summer hair care and protection is just has important as protecting your skin from the sun. I recently bought the OP swimming cap from Wal-Mart for $1.00 (great price). However, we couldn’t get it to stay on her head! Has anyone else used this cap? Did you have trouble keeping swim caps on your kids? D has a good size head, lol, and lots of hair so I’m wondering if that contributes to the swim cap sliding off and not staying in place well.
summer hair care natural hair

So, the next time we went swimming, I sprayed her hair with water, then added some SheaMoisture Hold n Shine spray, and added some SheaMoisture smoothie for some protection from the sun and pool water. I braided her hair into 3 braids and twisted each on into a bun for even further protection.

summer hair care natural hair
summer hair care natural hair

So, when D goes swimming I typically spray her hair with water, then add some coconut oil  for some protection from the sun and pool water. I, also try to do some type of  quick/easy protective style with her hair if it is not already in a style. Our go to style has been 3 braids each twisted into a bun to provide that extra protection.

summer hair care natural hair

After swimming I spray her hair with a baking soda/water mix then rinsed after a few minutes. The purpose of this is to cleanse the hair without over drying it. If your kid is like mine she swims almost everyday, shampooing everyday can dry the hair out, but it needs to be cleansed of the pool water. Once I rinsed that solution out I condition, then follow up with some moisturizer. This will pretty much be our hair care procedure before and after swims this summer. What is yours?

summer hair care natural hair 

summer hair care natural hair


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  3. Michelle G says:

    I have never used a swim cap but I imagine that I would have the same issue with Des' head and the cap slipping off. Des usually wants to wear her hair out in the pool regardless I coat her hair with EVCO before going into the pool to try and seal her hair to lessen the damage from the chlorine.

  4. I french braid all the way around my little girl's hair and I feel like the caps stay better. I am a new follower and love your site. I am a director at a hair school =)

  5. I apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioner to my daughter's hair as I am braiding it (cornrows back or box braids.) After swimming I rinse her hair with warm water then spray with Soft Sheen-Carson Sta-So_Fro. I co-wash her hair once a week if she's swimming. Otherwise I wash it bi-weekly.

  6. I have to try that Shea Moisture spray. Is it more like hairspray (for hold) or is a daily moisture thing?

  7. I have to try that Shea Moisture spray. Is it more like hairspray (for hold) or is a daily moisture thing?

  8. I don’t find that it has a lot of hold, I use it as a moisture and shine spray mainly

  9. Angela A says:

    We’ve always put conditioner on our hair before swimming – it seems to protect it from the harsh chemicals of the pool. (You can use any kind of conditioner).

    Ion has a great line of swim shampoo and conditioners. (although not natural but it seems to pull the chlorine out of hair).


  1. […] Baking soda is a good, non-drying cleanser for the hair and skin. It is especially useful in the summer months to wash hair that frequently visits the pool. To cleanse the hair simply mix the baking soda with water in a […]