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Anti-Chlorine Soap, and other essentials for swimmers.

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Chlorine has two personalities: one that is fantastic at sanitizing pool water, and one that can severely damage your hair and skin. Goodbye Chlorine makes Anti-Chlorine Soap, Shower Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner, Chlorine Removal Spray, and other styling products that get the chlorine off.

Organic matter attracts chlorine. And for that reason, your hair and skin attracts chlorine. Not only does chlorine disinfect the pool, it does a great job of sanitizing you too! While you are swimming, chlorine forms a strong bond to your hair and skin. This bond is so strong, that special anti-chlorine products are needed to release it.

Anti-Chlorine Soap

Goodbye Chlorine’s anti-chlorine soap may look like regular soap, but it’s special formulation is anything but regular. Our anti-chlorine soap releases the strong bond chlorine has with your skin and then gently remove it. Our soap is very emollient (think soft and moisturizing). We’ve made it this way because chlorine strips oils from your skin and leaves you feeling dry and itchy. Our soap is extremely mild. It’s effective at removing chlorine and starts the process of returning your skin to its natural state.

Pictured to the left, is our Tea Tree anti-chlorine soap. We also have our Original anti-chlorine soap. If you would like a soap without fragrance, try the Natural Chlorine Removal soap.

If you prefer your soap to have a mild exfoliating effect, try our Morning Swim Soap. It has coffee grounds that are amazing!

Anti-Chlorine Shower Gel

Goodbye Chlorine’s Original Shower Gel for swimmers is a terrific option after swimming. This is not an ordinary shower gel. First and foremost, our shower gel releases the chlorine bond. Because chlorine forms a strong bond with your body, specialty products are needed to get it off.

Our shower gel contains special ingredients that release and gently remove the chlorine.

Try our Original or Mango shower gel.

Our shower gel will eliminate the lingering chlorine odor and help stop the damaging effects like dry, itchy skin.

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Here’s one great chlorine removal soap to use after a morning workout.

chlorine removal soap

Dragging yourself to morning workouts is hard. Here’s a chlorine removal soap that won’t make the challenges of morning workouts any easier, but will make the reward a little sweeter.

No two ways about it, morning workouts test the willpower of every swimmer. The early morning alarm, the cold splash of the pool, and sore muscles are something swimmers have grown to tolerate.  Morning workouts are relentless. There’s nothing easy about them.

After a hard morning workout, a warm shower is a short reward to reflect on the accomplishments of the morning. After all, swimmers accomplish more in a morning workout than most people do all day.

Goodbye Chlorine’s AM Swimmers Soap gives swimmers that little something extra to look forward to after a hard morning workout.

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout

AM Chlorine Removal Soap gets the chlorine off.

Like all of our soaps, the Morning Workout Swimmers Soap releases and gently washes away the chlorine that accumulates on swimmers’ bodies. There is no worse reminder or a hard workout than to walk around smelling like chlorine until you hit the pool again later the same day.

A Chlorine Removal Soap with a twist.

The Morning Workout Swimmers Soap has a nice refreshing twist. It contains coffee grounds that provide a mild exfoliation scrub. Do you like a little grit to your soap? Then this bar will be perfect. Nothing says wake up like coffee and this bar helps get you ready for your first cup o’ Joe.

Wake up fragrance.

Not that the cold splash into the pool, or a hard heart-pumping working didn’t already get you going like the Roadrunner on speed, but just in case–the AM Swimmers Soap bar has a nice refreshing essential oil that is sure to make your post-workout shower just a little better.

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Body Wash After Swimming, What Elite Swimmers Use

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Goodbye Chlorine manufactures body wash for swimmers and other anti-chlorine products for swimmers’ hair and skin. Click here to see our entire product line, or our buyer’s guide.

Listen to the audio version of this article.

Have you ever wondered how elite swimmers put up with the chlorine day in and day out? They use a specialized body wash after swimming.

Keep reading, we’ll tell you how elite swimmers manage chlorine and show you two of the best body wash products available to swimmers.

Have you tried everything to get the chlorine off?

I imagine you are like most swimmers and have tried just about everything to get the chlorine off after swimming. You’ve probably first tried washing extensively after swimming. Have you also tried a variety of D.Y.I. remedies like other swimmers?

The reason normal showers and D.Y.I. remedies don’t work is because chlorine sticks.

Chlorine sanitizes and sticks.

Chlorine is widely used in pools to sanitize the water. This is a good thing. Swimmers want the pool water clean and chlorine does an excellent job of cleaning it. When thinking of chlorine, think of bleach. It does a great job cleaning, but can quickly dry out your skin and damage your hair.

Chlorine levels in pools are deemed safe, however high exposures to chlorine gas can be harmful.

Organic matter acts like a magnet to chlorine. When you dive into the pool, chlorine is attracted to you. The more you swim, the more chlorine accumulates on you, and also the more sanitized you become. And sadly, the more negative effects of chlorine you will experience–like dry skin and damaged hair.

Swimming makes you super-clean.

Chlorinated pool water does a great job of cleaning, and after swimming, swimmers are super-clean. Showering with strong detergents will not remove chlorine and will only make your skin more dry and hair more damaged.

Use a Specialized Body Wash After Swimming.

The best thing to do after swimming is to use a swimming-specific body wash. Specialized products for swimmers are formulated to break the chlorine bond and gently remove the chlorine. Body washes for swimmers should:

  1. Break the Chlorine Bond. The first thing a great body wash should do is break the chlorine bond. Special formulations and ingredients will immediately reduce the chlorine which breaks the tight bond it has with your skin and hair.
  2. Gently wash away chlorine. A swimmer’s body wash should be mild. Harsh detergents and soaps are not necessary after swimming. Remember how clean chlorine makes swimmers? A good body wash for swimmers should be mild.
  3. Balance pH. Because chlorine is alkaline and your natural hair and skin is slightly acidic, a good shower gel should work to rebalance the pH of your hair and skin.

Shower Gel Elite Swimmers Use After Swimming

Elite swimmers know how damaging chlorine can be to their skin. And that’s why they use specialized products that combat dry, itchy skin. Here are two products you should consider:

ELITE Shower Gel for Swimmers.

ELITE Shower Gel, for elite athletes.

Anti-Chlorine Shower Gel for Swimmers.

Goodbye Chlorine Shower Gel, for fitness fanatics.

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How do swimmers get the chlorine off?

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You may have noticed that after swimming you smell like chlorine. No matter how hard you try the chlorine just sticks to you. You may have tried different types of soap, body wash and shampoo, but the chlorine just sticks. Many swimmers have tried D.I.Y. home remedies such as tomato juice, vinegar and even ketchup. But these methods don’t seem to work either. Help! Do you just want to get the chlorine off? Keep reading.

How do swimmers deal with chlorine?

Well,  some swimmers do put up with dry itchy skin and even the chlorine smell.  But if you would rather leave the chlorine in the pool and have hair that looks normal, then keep on reading.

Chlorine smells.

No doubt about it, chlorine smells. You can smell a swimming pool from a block away. Going to a swim meet? As you walk around looking for the pool, sometimes your nose is better than a GPS. Yup, that’s the pool, smells like chlorine.

Chlorine sticks.

Chlorine creates a strong bond with your skin and hair. As you swim, it tries to sterilize everything organic, and you are the largest chlorine magnet in the pool. Quite simply, chlorine loves swimmers and it creates a strong bond with them. After swimming, swimmer’s hair and skin are very clean, however, they also have lots of chlorine on them.

Chlorine is toxic.

Did you know the first chemical agent used in warfare was chlorine gas? Yes, it is a very toxic substance and can kill you. Itis deemed safe if used at levels prescribed for use in pools, but like any chemical, accumulation can raise these levels far above what health experts would like. Have you noticed how your eyes burn after exposure to the swimming pool, or how your skin gets dry and itchy. This is the effect of accumulation.

When chlorine accumulates on your hair, it will cause it to be dry, brittle and unmanageable. This is commonly called “swimmer’s hair” or “chlorine hair”.

What do you need to get chlorine off?

The key to getting chlorine off is to use products that break the chlorine bond and gently wash it away. You don’t need a strong soap, but you need a gentle soap designed to get the chlorine off.

Use these swimming-specific products to get the chlorine off after swimming:

  1. Soap or shower gel for your skin.
  2. Shampoo and conditioner for your hair.
  3. Chlorine neutralizing spray for your hair and skin if the chlorine is exceptionally bad.
  4. Styling products.
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This body wash gets the chlorine off after swimming.

body wash for swimmers

Using a body wash for swimmers is the best way to remove chlorine after swimming. But removing chlorine isn’t the only thing it should do.

Not all body wash is created equal.

No matter how hard you try, getting the chlorine smell off after swimming has been nearly impossible. Since the invention of public pools, swimmers have waged a battle with chlorine. Swimmers have a love-hate relationship with it: They love that the pool is sanitary, and hate that they smell like the pool at their evening dinner date.

With little success, people have tried all kinds of D.I.Y. remedies to get the chlorine off. They resort to D.I.Y. experiments because scrubbing with normal soap doesn’t work. No matter how hard you try, normal soap won’t do the trick.

Chlorine is exceptional at cleaning organic material from the pool, and when you jump in, you become the object of chlorine’s desire. Chlorine attracts to you like a magnet–and a strong one at that. Once attached, chlorine develops a very strong bond. This strong bond is impossible to release with normal soap and body wash.

What makes body wash for swimmers special?

Body wash for swimmers is made to release chlorine. Goodbye Chlorine formulates our products around chlorine releasing agents. Our top priority when formulating products is that they must neutralize chlorine. But that’s not the only important feature needed to make a good body wash for swimmers.

Our top priority when formulating products is that they must neutralize chlorine. But that’s not the only important feature needed to make a good body wash for swimmers.

Features of a good body wash for swimmers.

  • Releases Chlorine
    Normal soap does not have the ingredients to release chlorine. So no matter how hard you try with normal soap, chlorine won’t come off. A good body wash for swimmers neutralizes (or releases) chlorine left after swimming.
  • Removes Chlorine
    Body wash should also be formulated to easily wash away chlorine residue that has been released.
  • pH Balanced
    Chlorine is a very alkaline substance and that’s why you itch if chlorine dries on your skin. Body wash should work to restore a normal pH balance to your skin.
  • Gentle
    Lastly, a special body wash for swimmers should be gentle. Competitive swimmers workout multiple times a day and the shower gel should be gentle enough to use each time you swim.
Anti-Chlorine Shower Gel Instantly Removes Chlorine.
Protect Shower Gel
Swimmer Kids Shower Gel
Swimmer Kids Shower Gel
Anti-Chlorine Shower Gel for Swimmers.
Goodbye Chlorine Shower Gel
ELITE Shower Gel for Swimmers.
ELITE Shower Gel

In summary, a good body wash for swimmers should release and remove chlorine. It should be pH balanced. And lastly, it should be gentle.

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Soap for Swimmers: Six bars that gently remove chlorine

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Goodbye Chlorine manufactures soap for swimmers and other products for swimmers’ hair and skin. Click here to see our entire product line, or our buyer’s guide.

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Goodbye Chlorine’s soap for swimmers is specially formulated. It makes the job of getting the chlorine off after swimming a snap.

Swimmers have battled for ages with the negative effects of chlorine–dry, itchy skin and a chlorine smell that lasts for days. Goodbye Chlorine soap is a game-changer. Now swimmers can easily remove chlorine from their bodies.

Soap for Swimmers: Six Bars that Work

Before Goodbye Chlorine products, swimmers have been frustrated by chlorine. No matter what soap they used, and no matter how hard they scrub, the chlorine would not come off. That’s because chlorine has a strong bond. Once it attaches to you, it’s difficult to get off–with traditional soap.

Swimmers can tell if it is still on them because they can smell the chlorine when they begin to sweat. Walking up stairs? Smells like chlorine. Dancing? Smells like chlorine. Walking on a warm day? Smells like chlorinde. Okay, you get the idea. Swimmers just want it to stop.

Swimmers can tell if it (chlorine) is still on them because they can smell the chlorine when they begin to sweat.

Our soap gets the chlorine off. Interestingly, you don’t need a strong soap like lava bars or other aggressive soap made for dirty jobs. Swimmers are incredibly clean after swimming because chlorine does a fantastic job of cleaning. And because swimmers are so clean after swimming, they just need to get the chlorine off.

A mild soap will do if it neutralizes and releases the chlorine. A moisturizing soap would be even better because chlorine has stripped the oil from swimmers’ skin.

Our soap for swimmers does all of this and more.

  • Releases Chlorine
    All of our products are designed to neutralize and release chlorine. Remember the strong bond of chlorine? Our products contain chlorine reduction agents that immediately reduce chlorine and release the strong bond.
  • Removes Chlorine
    Our mild soaps carry chlorine away once the chlorine bond has been broken. We’ve made them mild because once the chlorine bond is broken, hard scrubbing is not necessary. Gently washing with our soap is enough to get the chlorine off.
  • Moisturizing
    Our soaps are made from pure and natural ingredients, and are super emmoilient. That means they help moisturize your skin.
  • pH Balanced
    Chlorine is very alkaline. Our soap neutralizes the chlorine and helps to balance the pH of swimmers’ skin.
  • Smells Great
    Our soaps have mild fragrances that smell great.   For people who are sensitive to perfumes, we have two soap bars without fragrances and they smell great too.

Two All-Natural Bars

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Naked
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Naked

Nak’d Body Soap
The Nak’d Body Soap is a minimal soap. We’ve formulated it for people who want just the basics without any fancy colorants or fragrances. It’s a plain soap bar that works hard getting the chlorine off.

Natural Chlorine Removal Soap
The Natural Chlorine soap bar is similar to the Nak’d Body Soap. However, it contains Titanium Dioxide so we can make some fancy patterns in the soap. Titanium Dioxide is a natural white colorant (you know the stuff lifeguards use to protect their noses from sunburn).

Two Specialty Bars

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Orange
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Orange

Orange Pool Soap
Orange Pool Soap has a light orange fragrance which is a reminder of how much Vitamin C is in the soap. Vitamin C is what we use in our soap to release chlorine–and there is tons in our soap bar.

Morning Workout Soap
There is nothing better after a hard morning workout than a cup of coffee (and maybe a doughnut). We use coffee and vibrant essential oils in our Morning Workout soap bar. The essential oils add a refreshing fragrance, and the coffee grounds act as a mild exfoliant. Enjoy morning workouts a little more with our morning workout soap bar.

Two of the Best Soaps

Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout
Anti-Chlorine Soap | Morning Workout

Original Chlorine Neutralizing Soap
As the name suggests, this is the original soap for swimmers. Nice fragrance that matches with our other original products. This soap will get the chlorine off. It’s a fantastic soap bar.

Tea Tree Soap
We’ve updated the traditional tea tree soap with a mild mint fragrance. This should be called the Tea Tree and Mint soap bar. If you like tea tree fragrances, you’ll love our tea tree (and mint) bar.

These six soap bars will work hard to get the chlorine off, and help you leave the chlorine smell in the pool.

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10 Things To Do After a Hard Swimming Workout

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How many times have you jumped right out of the pool without giving much thought to optimizing your recovery? What you do right after a hard swimming workout can be as important as the workout itself.

SwimSwam gives a rundown of 10 smart things to do after a hard swimming workout that will help you recover:

  1. Sleep
  2. Hydration
  3. Stretching
  4. Power naps
  5. Cooling Down
  6. Fueling the Body
  7. Massages
  8. Ice baths
  9. Compression clothing
  10. Foam rolling

While we agree with the list, don’t forget to use Goodbye Chlorine products after a workout. It’s one thing to look like a swimmer, it’s an entirely different proposition to smell like one. Get the chlorine out.

Find all the personal care products that swimmers use at

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How Swimmers Protect Their Hair and Skin

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Here is a great article: Swimming And Chlorine: How Swimmers Protect Their Hair and Skin by

The author details two routines swimmers can use for protecting their hair and skin from the damaging effects of chlorine—an unfortunate side effect all swimmer experience.

How Swimmers Protect Their Hair

  • Apply a thin layer of oil to your hair before swimming. You can pour olive oil, baby oil or coconut oil onto your hands and just rub it through your hair to protect it.
  • Wet your hair with non-chlorinated water prior to swimming will lessen the amount of the element that can be absorbed.
  • Purchase swimming-specific shampoos and other pre-swim conditioning treatments that can keep hair healthy when swimming. (Check out Goodbye Chlorine’s hair and skin products for swimmers.)
  • Re-wet your hair frequently to rinse of the chlorine and keep it saturated with clean non-chlorinated water.
  • Use a bathing cap to keep water from contacting your hair.
  • Add a post-swim routine of deep shampooing, not using the high setting on the blow dryer and using a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush.

How Swimmers Protect Their Skin

  • Apply a waterproof sunscreen designed to protect against chlorine sensitivities.
  • Shower frequently between swims to reduce the amount of overall chlorine your skin will absorb.
  • Shower again after swimming. This will remove all traces of chlorine. Use soap this time.
  • Apply after-swim lotions that are specifically designed to neutralize chlorine’s causticity.

This was excellent advice before Goodbye Chlorine’s products were developed. All of our products have been developed by swimmers for swimmers and combat the damaging effects of chlorine.

Swimmers no longer have to have a lengthy pre- and post-swim routine just to keep their hair and skin healthy. Now simply use Goodbye Chlorine products. Use them separately, or together to maximize the results.

Our products do what they are intended to do. Goodbye Chlorine shower gel removes chlorine naturally and gently washes your skin and hair. Our conditioner also releases chlorine and also re-hydrates your hair.

Simplify your swimming routine, use Goodbye Chlorine products. It’s another reason swimmers love our products.

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Hair and Skincare Options for Swimmers

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Swimming is an incredibly healthy sport, and until now, it has come with a cost—bad hair and dry, smelly skin. Swimmers have always just put up with the annoying and damaging effects of chlorine. Now Goodbye Chlorine offers swimmers great hair and skincare options.

This article by does a pretty good job of outlining all the home remedies swimmers have tried over the years.

Swimmers are just plain tired of pouring vinegar over themselves, or using sprays or products that use chemical strippers to get the chlorine off.

Until now, there hasn’t been a reliable and effective way of treating the damaging effects of chlorine. It’s why we developed Goodbye Chlorine’s products. Our formulas are developed by swimmers for swimmers. All of our products are made to neutralize and remove chlorine gently and effectively.

That’s the first step—neutralize the chlorine. Then each of our products do what they are intended to do. Shampoos and body washes gently clean you hair and skin. Our conditioners and lotions add moisture back that has been depleted by the chlorine.

Now you can enjoy swimming and ditch the annoying side effects of chlorine. It’s why swimmers love our products.