by Krista Bennett DeMaio
Leave It In
A leave-in conditioner will plug up all the porous spots in your strands (caused by damage), making the hair shaft stronger and better protected against dehydrating UV rays, says Jet Rhys, a hairstylist in San Diego. Try: Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream with Awapuhi Ginger ($5).
Oil Up Before a Swim
Before you take a dip, wet your strands with regular water. Then work a few drops of hair oil from root to tip. “The chlorinated water can’t absorb if there’s oil on your hair,” says Rhys. Try: Redken Argan-6 Oil ($30).
Rinse with Bubbles
Forgot to do the oil trick? Post-swim, rinse hair with club soda. “The bicarbonate will remove the impurities instantly,” Rhys says.