When it comes to wearing a hair system, one of the most common questions that we encounter is whether or not you can swim while wearing one. The answer is a resounding yes! You can indeed swim while wearing your hair system. However, there are a few important things to keep in mind to ensure the longevity of your hair system and keep it looking its best.
Securing your hair system
Firstly, before you get into the water, it's essential to ensure your hair system is applied securely. This will help to prevent any potential movement or slippage during your swim. Using high-quality adhesives or tapes is crucial to maintaining a strong bond, even when exposed to water.
Consider the type of water
Next, it's important to consider the type of water you'll be swimming in. Although hair systems are designed to withstand water, chlorine in swimming pools or salt in seawater can have a drying effect on the hair. To combat this, we’d recommend wetting your hair with clean water before swimming. This pre-soaking step helps limit the amount of chlorinated or saltwater your hair system absorbs, reducing potential damage.
After swimming, it's crucial to wash your hair system thoroughly. This will help to remove any chlorine or salt that may have been absorbed during your swim, preventing potential damage or drying of the hair. Use a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for hair systems. These products will clean and nourish your hair system without causing harm.
Drying and styling
Properly dry and style your hair system after swimming. Excessive moisture can weaken the bond between your hair system and scalp. Use a hairdryer on a cool setting to gently dry the hair, and then proceed with your preferred styling routine.
So, don't let your hair system keep you from enjoying a refreshing swim. With a little care, you can get right in and confidently embrace the water, knowing that your hair system is secure and well-protected. Feel free to explore more about maintaining your hair system and making the most of your active lifestyle on our blog.