If you swim with a hair weave, you should be very careful since water’s chlorine and other chemicals will break down the glue and build up in the braid. Here, to protect your weave braids and glue, you can wear a swim cap.
- Braid hair in large sections and pile on head.
- Put a swim cap. Although swim cap cannot completely protect hair, it will greatly help protect your hair.
- Remove the large braids you made to put your hair under the swim cap after swimming. Then, take a shower. Note: you have to completely saturate your hair, and pay close attention to the weave braids.
- If you think your hair really soaked up the pool water, you can try shampoo and condition on your hair and rinse very well.
- Use a low-heat blow-dryer to dry hair thoroughly. Check weave, and you should ask hairstylist to repair it if any of the weave braids feel loose or if you find a lot of shedding.
- Use glue which can stand up to swim activities.
- When you have a weave, you should not leave chemicals on your hair, for braid may hold the chemicals close to your skin and cause irritation.
Using Hair Weave As A Protective Style