When Your Hair Is Wet Post-Swim
Once your hair has been wet by texture-inducing chlorinated water or salt water, your best option is to pull it into an updo. "A braid is a great option because it tightens all of your hair into place so when it dries, it dries taut and smooth instead of puffing up," says Fugate. "Once it's dry and you let it loose, it will have texture, but it'll be uniform."
Rub a small dollop of a light-hold gel, like Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel ($26), between your palms, then pull your hair into a ponytail and braid. "Alcohol in gels helps hair dry a little quicker too, while holding baby hairs in place."