Originally developed at the request of the first US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team, Philip Kingsley Swim Cap, £13 guards against discolouration and damage caused by chlorine, salt water and the sun.
Chlorine can seriously dry out hair by stripping away natural oils, while the copper in water can leave coloured hair with a green tinge. 'Apply an intense treatment to damp hair so that when you are in the pool, it will never fully rinse out., which will create a barrier against chlorine and help to minimise frizz,' says Jamie. Our fave budget buys for the job is TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Masque, £5.50. 'Rinse hair with fresh water before and after swimming to limit the amount of chlorine being absorbed and thereby limit the damage,' says Lee. The best investment is a conditioner that you can spritz on your hair after a dip, such as Lee Stafford Breaking Hair Leave-In Treatment, £7.99. at Boots, with UV filters for coloured hair protection. Copper deposits in water accelerate damage, according to P&G expert Jennifer Marsh.
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