Chlorine can strip away natural oils in your hair, seriously drying it out, and leaving it brittle and more prone to damage.
Apply an intense treatment to damp hair so that when you’re in the pool, it will never fully rinse out, which will create a barrier against chlorine and help to minimise frizz, says Jamie. A fave for the job is TRESemme Keratin Smooth Keratin Deep Treatment Masque, R76,95 for 300ml. Rinse hair with fresh water before and after swimming to limit the amount of chlorine being absorbed, and so limit the damage.
A great investment to make is a conditioner that you can simply spritz in your hair after a dip to repair any damage and nourish your locks, such as Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Repair Rescue Spray Conditioner, R260 for 200ml. Also try using L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Sealing Repair Lipidium Double Serum, R340 for 30ml, which coats each strand with lipidium to reconstruct split ends and stop further damage.
STYLE IT Soft waves are an easy look and best achieved when hair is wet, says Kerry Warn. Divide hair into two equal parts, twist each into a bun at the back and secure. Once dry, release and you’ll have tousled waves. If you have a natural wave, Lush Sea Spray Hair Mist, R185 for 100g, can be applied to wet hair, mussed up and then allowed to dry naturally for texture, volume and movement.