I really did a number on my hair with all the swimming, daily washing, and detangling. It's now extremely thin, like maybe 1/8 inch if it was in a ponytail, and basically blonde at the ends. So I'm even lower contrast than before- yay
I'm afraid to blow dry, heat style, or color at all at this point for fear of losing more hair.
I did go back to a swim cap (hate it, makes me not wanna swim as much), and am conditioning like crazy, including Olaplex.
Hopefully something will work, but in the meantime, I'm considering extensions- like the clip in sort. Anyone ever try them?
ETA- not looking to do anything really permanent, cause the swimming, just something I can clip in during the day for a little more volume.