Don’t let being a beach-babe get you down. The sun and pool may be damaging, but recovery is easy with these five post-pool hair product must-haves. From the right shampoo to the perfect deep conditioner, these are the only hair products you need to use after swimming in a chlorine-filled pool. Your strands will love you forever, so shop our picks below!
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The Right Shampoo
Chlorine chemically bonds to your hair so you can’t rely on your regular shampoo and conditioner combo to rid your hair of the nasty stuff. TRISWIM Chlorine/Salt Water Out Shampoo, which contains aloe vera and vitamin E, is popular with regular swimmers, but any clarifying shampoo will do the trick.
Once the chemicals are removed, use a deep conditioner to kick-start the necessary replenishment of your hair’s moisture. Davines Momo Conditioner is formulated specifically for dehydrated hair and works in just four minutes.
The chlorine (or salt) in pool water is known to strip your hair of natural oils that moisturize your strands and protect them from damage. After you’ve washed and rinsed, it’s best to add some lubrication before you go anywhere near a brush. The Malibu C Leave-in Conditioner comes highly recommended by swimmers everywhere. In fact, it was designed to be used after swimming, making it the ultimate post-pool hair product.
When it’s time to brush, reach for something that’s made for wet hair detangling because even with detangler, your hair will still be brittle. The original Tangle Teezer is compact and convenient and most importantly; flexible, so it minimizes hair breakage and cuticle damage.
While your hair is still damp, work a nutrient-rich hair oil (like Bumble and bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil) onto your ends. Your thirsty hair will soak up the moisture and you’ll avoid frizz, flyaways, or further damage throughout the day.