Everything You Need to Know About Swimming with a Hair Restoration System
06 / 29 / 21

Everything You Need to Know About Swimming with a Hair Restoration System

There is no question that swimming is one of the best exercises for people of all ages. It is a full-body workout that is easy on the joints. However, if you are experiencing hair loss, you may be putting off treatment so that you do not have to give up this incredible form of exercise, which is completely understandable. It may come as a surprise that you can have both a high-quality hair restoration system without sacrificing your lifestyle. Here's what you need to know about swimming with a hair restoration system.

Enjoy a Full Head of Hair and Water Sports

You do not have to choose between a full head of hair or swimming. With a high-quality hair restoration system from a reputable hair restoration studio, you can have both with complete confidence. In fact, hair restoration systems are made to be cared for very similar to your natural hair, including showers and styling. The main difference is that you will have to take a couple of simple extra precautions due to the chlorine and salt your hair restoration system will come in contact with.

Taking Care of Your Hair Restoration System While Swimming

Common pool chemicals such as chlorine and salt will cause your skin and natural hair to dry out. The same is true for your hair restoration system, which can cause the hair to become dry, brittle, and break off, as well as damage the system's synthetic membrane. These tips will help you protect your hair restoration system:

  • Rinse your system in freshwater before swimming - Hydrating the hair beforehand will prevent excess chemicals from soaking into the strands
  • Rinse your hair after swimming to wash off as much of the excess pool chemicals as possible
  • Use extra conditioner on your hair replacement system to help restore moisture and maintain its shine
  • Avoid using excessive chemicals in your pool water

Alternative Options

Although it is completely safe to wear your hair restoration system while swimming if you care for it properly, it is understandable if you still aren't comfortable, there are other options to protect your system further:

  • Wear a swim cap when engaging with water activities to prevent pool water from coming in direct contact with your system
  • Use adhesives specifically made for water activities
  • Have a separate system for swimming

If you are an avid swimmer who still does not like the idea of swimming with your system on a regular basis, you can even have a separate hairpiece that you wear only when swimming. You can swim absolutely worry-free with this option, knowing that you always have a secondary hairpiece in the improbable event that something happens to the one you are wearing.

Swim with Confidence

Swim with unsurpassed confidence when you partner with the leading hair restoration studio in Charlotte, North Carolina, you can rest assured that our hair specialists will guide you through every step of the process and answer any questions you may have. You will receive complete training on properly swimming with and caring for your hair restoration system before and after water activities.

LH Hair offers only the highest quality hair restoration systems for both men and women. Have confidence knowing that you will not only feel your best but look your best too. Are you ready to regain your confidence and enjoy a full head of hair again? Our experienced stylists will conduct a thorough hair and scalp analysis and present you with options that meet both your style and budget. Contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation!