Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A's Swimming Routine

I posted this under A's Hair Care Routine but I thought I should make a separate post about it. :)

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A's Swimming Routine:
  • Rinse the hair with water before getting in the pool.
  • Apply a light leave-in. Giovanni Direct Leave-in, a little Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, or Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk. Focus the leave-in on her ends.
  • Coat the hair with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
  • If possible, put the hair up in a high ponytail or bun with ends tucked under.
  • Braids and cornrows hold up very well in the water so try to incorporate those at least 2-3x per month during the Summer.
  • Cowash (washing hair with conditioner only) with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner or Bee Mine Avocado Conditioner after swimming. Leave conditioner in for 15-30 minutes, sometimes longer, with a plastic cap. I will continue only shampooing 1x per week (see above regular routine) unless I feel it is necessary to shampoo more often. I will let you all know if anything changes.
  • I am going to try to incorporate a deep conditioner (specifically made for deep conditioning) 1x per week. I will keep you all posted.
  • Apply Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer to hair after rinsing conditioner out, focusing on her ends.

12 comments :

  1. thanks for posting this it will be good for me in the future!!! i noticed the pool is already drying out avas lil bit of hair! what can i do to help that? what would you recommend??

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  2. This is great! Anisa doesn't swim much but I will keep this mind when she does.

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  3. Hey thanx, this is good 411

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  4. it's winter out here so no swimming yet but come summer time i'll deffinatley refer back to this post.. thank you

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  5. Great advise for moms who have children that swim.

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  6. @ Renee,

    If you don't mind me asking...Where are you from? When you said it's winter where your at, I was like WOW!!!! I guess you never really think about other states or countries climate when your stuck in your own state/countries climate.

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  7. I use a similiar routine with my kids, but we use shampoo (1x week) and conditioners that are formulated for swimmers (like Aubrey Organic's Swimmer's) and then a regular leave-in + oil to seal. My kids swim everyday, (they are headed to HI so they will deal with the ocean water too), and I found box braids to be best swim style for my girls, and my son's hair is a curly no-mohawk. They have swim caps, but they don't stay on past 5 minutes. We've skipped them until I can figure out a non-hair damaging way to get the caps to stay on.

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  8. Hey Nikki

    I remember you saying that you only wash her hair once a week. During the summer months when she swims, if she were to swim three times (example) a week would you wash her hair 3-4 times that week?? Just wondering for future purposes

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  9. Nikki have you ever used a swim cap on A? I am thinking about putting my dd in swim classes and if I do I will use your tips but I was also thinking about using a swim cap.

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  12. Thanks for sharing your routine, definitely helpful.

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