Swimming pool water usually contains chlorine and other chemicals to prevent the growth of bacteria and algea. While this is important to keep the pools clean, it is not so good for your hair. Chlorine can dry out your hair and make it brittle and “fried”. If you can, its best to wear a bathing cap to protect your hair, particularly if you’ve just had a salon treatment you want to protect. If you can’t, or won’t wear a cap, be sure to wet your hair with clean, non-chlorinated water so it’s hydrated before going into the pool water. The clean water will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water. Most importantly, when you get out of the pool, shampoo and condition your hair to remove any residual chemicals and restore the moisture and conditioning the pool water may have removed.