swimmer shampoo?

Discussion in 'Triathlon' started by Charlotte Demot, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after swimming?
    Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's hair? If a
    dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!

    Many thanks, Charlotte
     
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  2. Cam Wilson

    Cam Wilson Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Charlotte DeMott <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after swimming?
    > Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's hair? If a
    > dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!
    >
    > Many thanks, Charlotte
    >

    Me - I have no problems with my hair because I keep it quite short and any dryness is barely
    noticeable. But my daughter was having problems with the chlorine just killing her hair and drying
    out her scalp. She now uses something called Ultra Swim shampoo and conditioner (separate bottles).
    It seems to be helping quite a bit. Now mind you, this stuff is made in Canada, so I don't know if
    you can get it where you are, but there MUST be something similar in the States.

    Hope this helps,

    Cam

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  3. Charlotte DeMott wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after swimming?
    > Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's hair? If a
    > dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!
    >
    > Many thanks, Charlotte

    Everyone's different, but you want something reasonably strong to get the chlorine out. Whether or
    not you want conditioner, either in the shampoo or afterwards, is up to you - I don't like
    conditioner at all but most swim-specific shampoos have it.

    I use one of those 'deep cleansing' kind of shampoos and like it. But my wife says I always smell a
    little like the pool, no matter what I do.

    Steve "pool rat" Freides http://www.kbnj.com
     
  4. I have normal-to-oily hair type and I use Pantene Clarifying Shampoo with good success. On days not
    in the pool I use a shampoo+conditioner in one, again from Pantene. Key is that you want to clear
    out the acidic residue of the chlorine without stripping all the natural oils from your hair. If you
    are prone to dry hair or fine hair, use a clarifying shampoo followed by a conditioner.

    "Charlotte DeMott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after swimming?
    > Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's hair? If a
    > dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!
    >
    > Many thanks, Charlotte
     
  5. Topdog

    Topdog Guest

    Cam Wilson <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Charlotte DeMott <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after
    > > swimming? Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's
    > > hair? If a dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!
    > >
    > > Many thanks, Charlotte
    > >
    >
    >
    > Me - I have no problems with my hair because I keep it quite short and any dryness is barely
    > noticeable. But my daughter was having problems with the chlorine just killing her hair and drying
    > out her scalp. She now uses something called Ultra Swim shampoo and conditioner (separate
    > bottles). It seems to be helping quite a bit. Now mind you, this stuff is made in Canada, so I
    > don't know if you can get it where you are, but there MUST be something similar in the States.
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    >
    > Cam

    Ultra Swim is readily available at Wal-Mart, though you need to look in the section with the
    sunblock, NOT with shampoo.
     
  6. Sprout

    Sprout Guest

    you don't need any of the fancy shampoos... I used to use them. Before you get in the water, get
    your hair wet from the shower. That way, your hair soaks up the shower water and not the chlorine. I
    swim and color my hair (it tends to be dry anyway) and have no problems.

    "Bob Schroedter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > I have normal-to-oily hair type and I use Pantene Clarifying Shampoo with good success. On days
    > not in the pool I use a shampoo+conditioner in one, again from Pantene. Key is that you want to
    > clear out the acidic residue of the chlorine without stripping all the natural oils from your
    > hair. If you are prone to dry hair or fine hair, use a clarifying shampoo followed by a
    > conditioner.
    >
    > "Charlotte DeMott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after
    > > swimming? Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's
    > > hair? If a dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!
    > >
    > > Many thanks, Charlotte
     
  7. I use Neutrogena claifier and it does the job... my club pool switched to bromine but it changed
    things NOT much. This stuff works well.

    "Charlotte DeMott" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    > Hi,
    >
    > Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after swimming?
    > Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's hair? If a
    > dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!
    >
    > Many thanks, Charlotte

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  8. Eric

    Eric Guest

    I use Chlori-Free, works great (a spray in solution)

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    Eric Lose 513-984-3831 [email protected] "Charlotte DeMott" <[email protected]> wrote in
    message news:[email protected]...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Do any of you use a shampoo specifically designed to get chlorine out of your hair after swimming?
    > Or is use of regular shampoo right after swimming enough to prevent getting swimmer's hair? If a
    > dechlorinating shampoo works well for you, please let me know what kind!
    >
    > Many thanks, Charlotte
     
  9. Eslaporte

    Eslaporte Guest

    > I use one of those 'deep cleansing' kind of shampoos and like it. But my wife says I always smell
    > a little like the pool, no matter what I do.
    >

    Try use some of the chlorine-stripping shampoo as a body wash - and then follow up with regular soap
    and moisturizing skin cream afterwards shower.
     
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