Today I decided I was going to swim today for Part II of my workout. I haven’t swam laps in FOREVER, but thought I would get in the pool and try. However, I was worried about Izzy and how she would like the chlorine, so I turned to the NaturallyCurly crew to see if anyone knew of any specific ingredients or products to use before going in the pool. I was told to put condish on my hair before I got into the water – okay, easy enough. I swam for about 30 minutes wearing my cute little swim cap, looking like an alien.
But when Izzy and I went to take a shower…goodness me, she was DRY! It was like she was wet, but wasn’t, but all the moisture had been sucked out of her. She was sad (and tangled!), so I put a ton of conditioner on her in the shower, mixed with Jamaican Black Castor Oil, and detangled with my trusty wide-tooth comb. Then, I let it sit for a few minutes as I hopped around the (public) bathroom, then rinsed. For my leave-in, I used Curl Junkie Curl Rehab (obvi) and some of Mozeke’s Whipped Avocado Cream. I must say, I was VERY upset when I first got out of the pool, but Izzy is recovering nicely! At the same time, she doesn’t seem as curly as usual, and she is lighter…I don’t think this fitness initiative is really worth it. I was planning on swimming 3x a week, and I think that would make Isabella MAD. I don’t want to make her mad, she owns me…
I think I’ll stick to the elliptical and Wii Active.