Hmm, let's not forget that UV rays are way worse than raw heat. Maybe because you lucked out because you were popping in and out of the water and thus got the benefit of a "hot oil" treatment only, but everyone else's circumstances may be different, my hair is fine and color-treated which right there makes it more fragile. All it took for me was to stand at a bus stop for like half an hour. But something similar happened I think to one of my sisters and someone else I knew, so just a word of caution!
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.

"Converting the 'curlskeptics' one curly head at a time..." HWHC