I don't go to the pool as much as you do, but I started wearing a swim cap a few months ago and it really helps. I wet my hair first and then put it on. I notice a huge difference after I swim. Maybe you already do that, but in case you don't it's a great thing to do. Of course I feel kind of weird looking wearing it, but it's worth it. If I do wear the cap, I don't feel the need to do anything special with my hair after - maybe condition a little bit more.