Post # 1
Hi Bees, hope everyone is well!
This is a question for anybody with experience with a saltwater pool. Is it important to wear a swim cap if you use it alot? I don’t think it’s as damaging as a typical chlorine pool, but the salinator creates a low amount of chlorine. I know it’s a pretty specific question, but you guys give great advice so I figured there’s no harm in asking. Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
If I go in my pool, I use a clarifying shampoo that night.
Post # 3
Saltwater pools are better on your hair. A great tip my hair stylist gave me when I was on the high school swim team is to wet your hair down with a hose before getting in the pool. That way, the first round of water your hair absorbs is not as chemical-heavy.
Post # 4
Salt water pool do generate chlorine. But they are generally less strong. My pool can get pretty high levels of chlorine if I keep it covered too much so we have to let it breathe every once in a while. As long as you test your water and the chlorine is at a good level you don’t have to worry.
Post # 6
My hair loves a saltwater pool; it makes it really soft..!
That said, I would always use a swim cap if swimming regularly. Plus if swimming lengths a swim cap is always good as it creates less resistance, and you have one less this to worry about (my hair gets SO knotty if I swim without a cap!)
Post # 8
I have a saltwater pool and grew up with one too! What is your hair colour? I get my hair lightened so I make sure I wet my hair before I go in the pool to reduce any damage xo
Post # 9
From what I have read, saltwater pools are significantly less salty compared to something like the ocean. It is not salty enough to hurt your eyes if opened underwater. So I would assume it would be less damaging on your hair than a chlorinated pool or the beach. That being said, my hair snarls like mad when it gets wet becuase it’s fine but there is a LOT of it, so I’m shampooing and conditioning my hair after a swim anyways.