Swimming caps and chlorinated pool water can cause hair loss from rubbing and from Traction Alopecia if the cap is too tight to allow circulation to the hair follicles. However, this type of hair loss would come from repeated exposure to these elements and other factors such as not rinsing your hair after swimming or using styling tools right after exposing your hair to chlorinated water. The best way to avoid hair loss caused by swimming caps and pool water is to be sure to rinse your hair in normal water before and after you swim and to be gentle when putting on your swimming cap. Additionally, you should avoid using curling irons and blow dryers immediately after swimming to allow your hair to recover and prevent further stress on the hair.
Most hair loss caused by this combination is temporary, but if you think you are experiencing hair loss you should consult with your physician to rule out any other factors that may be the root of your hair loss. After consulting with your physician, if you still have questions about hair loss and what you can do to prevent it please visit www.Bosley.com for more information or to set up a free consultation with one of our professionals.