Après Swim Haircare

Not a day in the summer goes by without me taking a dip in either my pool or at the beach. That said, the chlorine and other harsh chemicals in pools — and the sea salt and sun at the beach — can make your hair dry and brittle, something I desperately try to avoid. But I have finally come up with the perfect routine to rehydrate my locks and keep them soft and smooth (and not green!), even after days upon days of floating endlessly in the water. So, without further ado, here is my après swim haircare routine…

Two or three times a week I like to use a little swim kit that includes various shampoos and conditioners. I have a few sets that I have been using recently, and they are all great for different things. I love to cocktail them, using a shampoo from one set and pairing it with a conditioner from another. This is the perfect way to create a customized combination (a “cocktail”).

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A long day at the beach leaves the most beautiful natural beach babe waves, but it also ends up giving my hair a dirty feeling, too — as if I can actually feel the sea salt in my hair. By the end of the day, it just feels sticky and I’m so ready to wash it. So, to revitalize my hair and give it a little boost, I like to use H20+ Beauty’s Eucalyptus & Aloe shampoo and conditioner. The aloe and eucalyptus are soothing and energizing all at once, so it’s just what I need to freshen up and rejuvenate my hair.

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Now for post-pool haircare: As I mentioned, the chlorine and other harsh chemicals feel like they suck the moisture right out of my hair. My poor locks always feel so brittle and dehydrated when I get out of the pool, which is the exact opposite of what I want. The Yes To Coconut & Argan Oil collection is my remedy for this. With coconut, argan, and kukui seed nut oils, these are super hydrating and restore my lackluster locks. The coconut scent also leaves you feeling like you’re still out in the sun, which is a bonus!

I use the Yes To Tea Tree & Sage Oil shampoo and conditioner very sparingly, but they are the best for after an especially long day in the sun. Every once in awhile, too much sun makes my scalp feel dry (have you ever burnt your scalp? It’s the worst!), so I use this pH-balancing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner to combat this. I only use the tiniest bit of product when I use these — like the size of a penny.

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eucalyptus & aloe shampoo // eucalyptus & aloe conditioner
coconut & argan oil shampoo // coconut & argan oil conditioner
tea tree & sage oil shampoo // tea tree & sage oil conditioner


So, there you have it: the perfect little swim kits to mix and match for all of your summer haircare woes. Have you tried any of these? What are your favorite haircare products for summer that I should try?

xoxo


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ONE // The Beach in a Bottle
TWO // Beauty Travel Essentials for a Summer Escape
THREE // Off to the Beach

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Comments (22)

  • Elise

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    I must try these products! they sound great 🙂

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    • emily

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      Yes, Elise, you should definitely try them! They are great. Thank you for reading! xx

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  • Adaleta Avdic

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    This is a great post, because I used to let the chlorine and salt stay in my hair for HOURS after being done swimming and I never used the proper products to get the health of my hair back so I definitely think this is a great post to share! xx Adaleta Avdic

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    • emily

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      So happy you enjoyed it, Adaleta! I used to do that with my hair, too, until I realized how easy it is to prevent and reverse the damage!! Thanks so much for reading 🙂 xx

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    • emily

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      Yes — I love everything I have tried from their various lines so far! Let me know if you try anything out! xx

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    • emily

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      Me too, Tanvi! I love finding new natural beauty products to test out. Thanks so much for reading! xx

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  • Erin | A Welder's Wife

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    I have been wanting to try a more natural hair care system once my current system is finished. I believe my local stores carry it, too! Thank you for sharing your experience with these products!

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    • emily

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      So glad it helped! I’d love to hear about your experience with the products if you try them out! xx

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    • emily

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      Brenda — I get the same way sometimes, where I just avoid getting my hair wet. But, it’s so nice to have a “swim kit” and not have to worry about it!! Thanks for reading! xx

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  • Cristina

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    Those look amazing! I’m going to the beach and it would be great to have those to use after a long day in the ocean!
    X,
    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

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    • emily

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      Yes, it would be perfect for your trip to the beach!! Thanks so much for reading, Cristina! xx

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  • Sarah Jean

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    Ooh I love more natural hair care products and was looking for some good new suggestions. thanks!

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    • emily

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      Hi Sarah! So happy you liked the post! I, too, love finding natural beauty products. Let me know if you try them out! xx

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    • emily

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      Erica — they really are great! It’s the perfect time to revamp the hair routine 🙂 xx

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  • candy

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    Time to start getting our hair back in shape after a lot of different abuse all summer long. Will check out these products.

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    • emily

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      Yes, that’s exactly how I feel! Let me know how you like them! xx

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  • Corsica Nambiar

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    Wow, I loved reading this. With hair, I think it’s so important to have to routine and yours seems great. Argon oil and Coconut? Win!!! I have long curly hair so I’ll def look into these products 🙂

    Corsica | kissesfromcarolina.com

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    • emily

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      So happy you enjoyed, Corsica! Let me know what you think of the products if you try them out! xx

      Reply

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