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How to Protect Natural Hair If You Are a Routine Swimmer

If swimming is part of your workout regimen, exposure to sun, heat, or chlorine can damage your natural hair. This type of hair is predisposed to dryness, so when your routine involves taking a swim daily, the strands will suffer. Saltwater leaves the hair frizzy, parched, or dry because it draws water out from the strands. The loss of moisture leaves the hair dull, dehydrated and prone to breakage. Chlorinated water of swimming pools sucks away the natural oil or sebum, causing the cuticles to crack and dry out. Chlorine kills microbes and bacteria in swimming pools. However, it binds with the hair protein and alters the hair structure. It causes the cuticle layers to open up, increasing tangles and...

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