Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pool Co-Wash

Pool Co-washing rocks!

I've never really been a fan of frequent co-washing, but there is just no way that I wouldn't wash my hair after going to the pool. The thought simply screams breakage in my mind. So, here's how I've been co-washing and taming my 13 (I think) post hair after kicking it at the pool:

  1. Protect: I start by detangling my un-washed hair then moisturizing with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration and sealing with coconut oil. I apply a few hours before going to the pool and pull back into a low bun or french braid.
  2. Pre-poo: When I return from the pool, I let down my hair to dry a bit. I find it so much easier to detangle partly dry hair vs. soaking wet hair. Next, I gently and very carefully detangle in small sections using my Magic Star Jumbo Rake, adding more coconut oil to my roots as I work.
  3. Shampoo: Next, I hop in the shower, rinse, then apply diluted Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Hydrating Shampoo using a narrow tip applicator bottle.(Don't forget to enter the Matrix Bun Effect Giveaway so that you can win your very own bottle!)
  4. Leave-ins: After lightly t-shirt drying my hair. I massaged a big dallop of Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisture Conditioner in sections then applied a little Chi Silk Infusion to "seal." I pull my hair back and then cover with my scarf to coax my roots into laying down. I air dry then pull into a bun or install bantu knots.
Because I don't disturb my roots while I'm washing, it stays tangle free. Plus our vacation home has the most amazing water pressure! I have co-washed every time that I went to the pool (4 days so far). Which has kept my roots moisturized, my scalp clean, and rid my hair of dryness from the chlorinated pool water. Sadly, I'll be saying adios to Florida in a few days. My next wash day I'll be doing a protein treatment in preparation for my relaxer next week. Finger's crossed for a smooth, woe-free relaxer day!

Enjoy your weekend lovelys! 


  1. I have been on the lake a lot recently and I've been looking for a way to treat my hair when swimming. I'm going back out tomorrow so I'll try the Hello hydration + oil, and see how that goes for me. Good luck on your wash day KLP!

  2. I think I will definitely be trying Hello Hydration as well! :)

    1. Hello Hydration is a pretty nice conditioner for co-washing. Plus the scent is divine!


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