My 7-Step Plan to Save My Hair From Sun and Swim

Posted 06/13/12 at 11:01AM by Virginia Pelley

My thick hair takes forever to dry, so in the summer I take a break from wrestling with it and become all about casual, beachy waves, romantic braids and air-drying -- without fear of catching a cold. Unfortunately, this is also the season in which frizz thrives and when swimming in salt water and chlorine pools takes its toll by stripping moisture from my hair (don't even get me started on what the sun does to my color).

Since most of us know what a nightmare it is to grow a head of fresh, healthy hair (bad perm or chemical straightening flashbacks, anyone?), I'm sure I don't have to hard sell you on the idea of preventing damage before it happens. To help us all in this quest, I asked top experts for their advice on protecting summer hair from the dangers that lurk in the most seductive places. Read on for their tips on how to keep hair gorgeous with minimal hassle, all summer long.

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  • Posted by GigiSD on 05/03/13 at 02:26pm

    Agree with "springsblue" that using conditioner before swimming is a MUST!

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  • Posted by Jaysup on 07/31/12 at 05:47pm

    I always liked Pantene Pro V for my hair in summer...especially after swimming. Might I also ad Mixed Chicks deep conditioner.

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  • Posted by springsblue on 07/19/12 at 01:07pm

    putting conditioner in your hair before swimming is the number one tip

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