Shampoo for swimmers will keep you hair looking (and smelling) good out of the pool.
If you love swimming, and do it so you can keep yourself fit and looking good, then this post is for you. Let’s talk about shampoo for swimmers.
Swimming is an amazing sport for fitness. After a bit of swimming dedication, you notice your fitness levels soar. You clothes fit better and you probably have many compliments about how you look — but what are you going to do about that swimmers hair?
Chlorine is Tenacious
The thing about chlorine is it does a great job sanitizing. That’s great for the pool, but it’s not so good for your hair.
Did you know that in high concentrations, chlorine can be deadly? Fortunately, swimming pools use very diluted concentrations of chlorine as a sanitizer. Even at these diluted levels, you probably still have some symptoms of chlorine exposure. Have your eyes turned red from irritation? Has your skin been itchy and smelled like chlorine after leaving the pool? And worst of all, has your hair become dry and brittle?
Yes, chlorine is tenacious. You can smell the chlorine in some swimming pools from the parking lot. While you swim around, the chlorine does it’s best to sanitize you. Have you ever noticed how clean you are after swimming? There is just one problem, the pool chlorine has fallen in love with you and formed a very strong bond to your hair and skin.
Breaking this bond takes a chlorine reducing agent something that good products formulated for swimmers have.
When Chlorine Attacks your Hair
Chlorine is particularly damaging to your hair. Healthy natural hair is slightly acidic. When your hair is in this acidic state, the cuticle (outermost layer of your hair) lie flat. Cuticle are like scales that interlock and hold the moisture in the hair shaft.
But all of that changes when your hair comes in contact with chlorine. Chlorine is alkaline. This causes your hair cuticle to lift. This is why your hair feels rough after swimming in a chlorinated pool. Once your cuticle lift, the chlorine attaches to the oils inside your hair shaft and begins to dry out your hair.
If not treated correctly, and after repeated swimming your hair will become what’s commonly known as “swimmer’s hair”. This is severely damaged hair caused by the chlorine in swimming pools.
You can Avoid Swimmer’s Hair
Goodbye Chlorine makes shampoo formulated by swimmers for swimmers. Our staff of former, elite swimmers know the damaging effects of chlorine and are dedicated to formulating effective chlorine-removing products.
All of our products reduce chlorine. What this means is, when you use our products, the strong chlorine bond is released and the residual is easily washed away.
When you use Goodbye Chlorine products, you can avoid the negative effects of chlorine.
Shampoo for Swimmers
We make four different shampoos for swimmers:
- ELITE – This shampoo is formulated for elite swimmers who are in the pool more than 5x per week.
- Goodbye Chlorine – This shampoo is formulated for recreational swimmers who are in the pool (or hot tub) up to 5x per week.
- Protect – This shampoo is formulated for people who want to protect their hair color from chlorine bleach-out either from chlorinated showers or swimming pools.
- Swimmer Kids – For kids who are learning to, or who love to swim.
All of our shampoos are pH balanced to help get your hair back into its original condition, and gentle enough to use every day.
Read these articles for more information.
Swimmer’s Hair: How to avoid it and fix it.
Anti-Chlorine Shampoo and Conditioner: Instantly removes chlorine.
Protect your hair before swimming.
Does your soap remove chlorine?
How avid swimmers keep their hair and skin moisturized.
Body Wash after Swimming: What elite swimmers use.