Salt water pools

posted 2 months ago in Not Wedding Related
Post # 2
2923 posts
Sugar bee

If I go in my pool, I use a clarifying shampoo that night.

Post # 3
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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
202 posts
Helper bee

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
6496 posts
Bee Keeper

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
1634 posts
Bumble bee

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
2094 posts
Buzzing bee

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. 

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