SWIMMING Shower before getting into a pool or spa — the water expands your hair cuticles, lessening the risk of chlorine damage. If you swim mostly in salt water, use protein treatments to keep hair soft and shiny, such as VO5 Hot! Protein ($5, 3x25g sachets).
ANTI-AGING Help hair regain strength and vitality with an anti-aging shampoo that fights damaging free radicals, such as Phytodensium Anti-Aging Shampoo For Lifeless Hair ($26, 200 mL). For stronger, fuller-looking hair, try Dove’s Advanced Care Pro-Age shampoo and conditioner ($8 each, 355 mL).
COLOUR Use a colour-protecting conditioner — even if you’re not colouring your hair. Hormonal changes, cell renewal slowdown and various medications can all affect your hair’s condition. Try Dove Advanced Color Therapy conditioner ($5, 355 mL).
HEAT DAMAGE Prevent heat damage by allowing hair to air-dry as much as possible and turn down the heat on your blow-dryer. To maintain your hair’s volume, use lightweight styling products such as Pantene Pro-V Style Body Builder Volumizing Mousse ($6, 187 g).