Water, sun, chlorine a day of fun is hard on your hair. These essentials will help.
UV-protective spray. Mist on a spray to keep hair from getting "sunburned." (Try Helene Curtis ThermaSilk Detangler Leave-in Conditioner.) San Francisco dermatologist Kathy Fields, M.D., says a UV spray may also help prevent skin cancer on your scalp.
"Waterproof" cream. Before swimming, wet your hair, then coat it with a non-water-soluble cream as a barrier against pool water, which can cause color stripping and breakage, says Cristophe. (Try Redken Sun Shape Swim Cream.)
The right towel. To avoid harmful friction, dry hair by wrapping your head in a small microfiber towel for a few minutes. (Try Sephora Hair Towel.)