Protect Your Curls from Summer Fun: Essential Tips for Saltwater and Chlorine Care

Protect Your Curls from Summer Fun: Essential Tips for Saltwater and Chlorine Care

Summer is here, and with it comes the joy of beach days and poolside lounging. But for those with coily, kinky, or curly hair, the effects of saltwater and chlorine can be especially harsh. At NUELE, we’re committed to helping you maintain the health and beauty of your curls all summer long. Let’s dive into why saltwater and chlorine can be harmful and how you can protect your hair before and after a swim


Why Saltwater and Chlorine are Harmful


Saltwater can be incredibly drying for curly hair. The high salt content draws moisture out of your hair, leaving it dehydrated, frizzy, and prone to breakage. Additionally, the salt crystals can create a rough texture on the hair surface, making it more difficult to manage and style.


Chlorine, commonly found in swimming pools, is a harsh chemical used to keep the water clean. Unfortunately, it also strips your hair of its natural oils. For curly hair, which is naturally drier due to its structure, this can lead to significant moisture loss, making your hair brittle, weak, and more susceptible to breakage and split ends.

Pre-Swim Protection


Pre-Treat with Oils

Before diving into the pool or ocean, apply a light layer of the Hair Serum or Hydrating Detangler to your hair. With ingredients such as Jojoba Oil and Aloe, each product helps create a protective barrier that helps to minimize the absorption of chlorine and saltwater. They also add an extra layer of moisture, which is essential for keeping your curls hydrated. 

100% of users experienced less breakage, more moisturized, and stronger hair when using the Hair Serum three times in 2 weeks*


Opt-in for Protective Styles

Wearing styles such as crochet, braids, or twists can provide an extra layer of protection and minimal tangling. This way of protecting your hair is a simple yet effective way to reduce exposure to water and prevent tangling. Protective Styles keep your hair compact and less likely to soak up as much chlorine or saltwater. Plus, they’re a stylish way to manage your curls while enjoying summer activities.


Post-Swim Care

Use a Clarifying Shampoo

Cleanse your curls and scalp with our gentle, sulfate-free Renew Shampoo. This product formulation helps to remove any chlorine or salt buildup without stripping your hair of its natural oils. Remember: As soon as you’re out of the pool or ocean, rinse your hair with fresh water to remove as much chlorine or salt as possible before washing. This quick action helps to minimize the drying effects of chlorine and saltwater.

Compared to other shampoos, a majority of participants reported no buildup and a 'clean' hair feeling the morning after washing.*



Deep Condition and Moisturize

After cleansing, follow up with the Hydrating Detangler to rehydrate and detangle your curls. Seal in moisture with the Shea Moisturizer to bring back definition and increase manageable curls. 

A high majority of users experience an easier comb-through and less breakage after 3 uses*

Deep Condition Weekly

To counteract the drying effects of chlorine and saltwater, use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. The Hydrating Hair Mask is an excellent choice to replenish lost hydration, restore elasticity, and strengthen your curls.

91% of users said hair is much more manageable after using the Hydrating Hair Mask twice in 2 weeks.*

By following these tips, you can enjoy all the fun of summer while keeping your coily, kinky, and curly hair healthy, hydrated, and beautiful. With NUELE’s natural hair care solutions, your curls will stay strong and gorgeous no matter how many times you dive into the pool or splash in the ocean.


*Results based on a user study commenced December 2023 to verify claims made on various products manufactured by Nuelehair LLC in response to market need. Participants with straight, wavy, curly, and tight textured hair types participated in the study. The study consisted of both a participant study that included user feedback and a lab study where participants submitted their hair strands for lab analysis.

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