My long time and much beloved hair stylist, Misty, has put the absolute fear of god in me when it comes to protecting my hair color, which right now is best described as bleachy. I'm especially terrified to put my head in a pool--blonde hair is really porous and can absorb the chlorine, which can leave hair a sickly green color.
I discovered this little styling powerhouse and it has been my constant companion in my beach bag ever since. It's a lightweight UV protectant and heat styling balm, and it doubles as a great leave-in conditioner before I hit the pool. Before a single strand touches chlorinated water, you should rinse your hair with cold water to close the cuticle, then coat it with a cream like this to add a protective layer.
Get it here.