Me and Michelle from NaturallyCurly.com!
Summer time: Not only is the livin’ easy, but the water’s warm and I like to dive right on in! Unfortunately for many curlies out there, the thought of swimming makes their curls want to shrivel up and crawl back into their scalp. Upon going natural a couple years ago, I thought this way too.
“Why on earth would I ruin this awesome twist out by going into ocean?”
“Um, did you not just see me do my hair this morning? Do NOT splash me.”
“Oh no thanks, chlorine will just ruin my hair. I know it.”
Eventually I discovered that one of the best parts of wearing my hair natural is that I can swim, dive, and soak without worrying about my damaging my hair. The key is in how you prepare for swimming and care for your curls afterwards! Chlorine, saltwater, and sun CAN be super harsh on your curls, well all hair for that matter, but they don’t have to be.
Me at the NYC Curly Pool Party last year!