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can i swim in public pool, after just dying my hair?

i've never died my hair before, but my mom dyed it tonight for me..(dye from a box) do i need to wait a couple days before i can go swimming??


Asked by alexis_06 at 12:53 AM on Jul. 19, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • I would wait. 72 hours post color is what a stylist would tell you.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:01 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • it really depends on the color. chlorine will make light blonde hair look brassy, will fade red hair within a week, and will fade black hair...the only colors you're really safe with are light browns and dark blondes

    Answer by aliishott2 at 1:01 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Wait and when you do go get your hair wet in a shower first. That way your hair won't absorb as many chemicals since it is already wet.

    Answer by love2snorkel70 at 12:55 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Don't swim until you've had a good post-coloring shampooing, and after swimming, rinse your hair well to get the chlorine out, because it can fade your color.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:20 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I would wait. It may turn your hair a shade different

    Answer by MsHouseWife at 12:53 AM on Jul. 20, 2010