Does your hair feel dry and crunchy? Are you wondering how some avid swimmers are able to keep their hair looking terrific while yours looks like the stereotypical “swimmers’ hair”? Maybe you’ve thought to yourself, “They have magic hair that looks beautiful no matter what happens to it?”
You’ve come to the right place. No, these swimmers don’t have magic hair. Read on and learn how you can keep your hair looking good AND be an avid swimmers as well.
Goodbye Chlorine makes personal care products for swimmers that instantly removes chlorine. Follow this link and jump to our buyer’s guide now, or keep reading for more info.
Chlorine is the most widely used sanitizer for swimming pools. It’s inexpensive and effective. One one hand it’s great at keeping our swimming pool water clean, on the other hand it damages swimmers’ hair and skin.
It’s the negative side of chlorine that swimmers have to battle with. The lingering chlorine odor, the drying effects of chlorine that causes crunchy hair and dry skin are the things you have probably experienced.
First and foremost, we make products that neutralize chlorine. Some products attempt to use harsh chemicals to strip the chlorine away from your hair and skin, but we’ve taken a different approach. Instead, we use ingredients that reduce chlorine and gently wash it away. It’s a better approach because the swimming pool contains enough chemicals without having to deal with more harsh chemicals once you get out of it.
Chlorine is a harsh chemical and swimming pools are slightly alkaline. This wreaks havoc with your hair. First the alkaline environment causes your hair follicle to lift and exposes the shaft of your hair to the chlorinated water. The chlorine can then wash over and attach to your hair shaft and strips away the natural oils of your hair. This combination of your hair follicle lifting and the chlorine stripping away your hair’s natural oil causes what is called “swimmers’ hair”. When your hair is in this condition, it feels rough and breaks easily.
The dry, brittle and crunchy hair is what the stereotypical swimmer looks like. But it’s not necessary to look like that anymore.
Our swimmers’ shampoo contains the chlorine neutralizing ingredients as we mentioned before, and is made to be very gentle so it won’t create any further damage to your hair. If you follow with our swimmers’ conditioner and swimmers’ styling products you will find that your hair will stay looking and feeling great no matter how often you swim.
Here are two products that are great for swimmers. Use the ELITE line if you are swimming more than 5 times a week and the Goodbye Chlorine line if you are swimming up to 5 times a week. They are very similar products, but the ELITE line is made for people who are in the swimming pool more frequently. See our buyer’s guide to view all of our product brands.
Here are some additional articles you may find helpful:
Swimmers’ Hair: How to avoid it and fix it.
Anti-Chlorine Shampoo and Conditioner: Instantly removes chlorine.
Swimming Every Day? Three chlorine protection tips you need to know.
Body Wash After Swimming: What elite swimmers use.
How Swimmers Protect Their Hair and Skin.
Anti-Chlorine Soap and other Essentials for Swimmers.
Anti-Chlorine Shampoo for Swimmers.
Should You Use Anti-Chlorine Soap or Anti-Chlorine Spray?