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Swimmers’ Shampoo, managing swimmers’ hair.

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

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Swimmers know that sticking to a regular workout schedule is good for your health, but terrible for your hair. Routine exposure to chlorinated swimming pools drys out your hair. It seems that no matter what shampoo you try, the chlorine just sticks.

You can tell that the chlorine is still on you because you can smell it, and your hair becomes dry and brittle.

Are you wondering how you can get the health benefits of swimming without having the stereotypical “swimmers’ hair”?

Goodbye Chlorine makes hair care products for swimmers that remove chlorine. You can now get all the chlorine out of your hair by using our shampoos, conditioners and styling products. These products will get the chlorine out and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

How can you keep your hair healthy when swimming regularly?

Use special products like Goodbye Chlorine’s hair care products for swimmers. They instantly remove chlorine. You can now get all the chlorine out of your hair by using our shampoos, conditioners and styling products. These products will get the chlorine out and keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

Here’s our swimmers’ guide to keeping your hair healthy.

Before and after swimming. 5 minutes.

How to keep your hair healthy while swimming daily.

  1. Get your hair wet before swimming.

    Your hair is like a sponge, and can only soak up so much water. Getting your hair wet in the shower makes it harder for the swimming pool water to get into your hair.

  2. Wear a swimming cap.

    A swimming cap acts as a physical barrier between the pool water and your hair. It’s not a foolproof solution to keeping the chlorinated water off of your hair, but it helps.

  3. Swimmers’ Shampoo, for Swimmers’ Hair.

    Use swimming-specific products like Goodbye Chlorine’s shampoos and conditioners after swimming. They are highly effective at removing chlorine.

    Anti-Chlorine Shampoo and Conditioner Instantly Removes Chlorine.

  4. Use styling products made for swimmers.

    Finish with styling products made for swimmers. These products will remove any residual chlorine left on your hair from the previous steps and keep your hair looking good all day long.


    Hair styling paste for swimmers.

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Goggins overcame his fear of the water to become a Navy SEAL.

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CAUTION: Video contains language not appropriate for some minors.

David Goggins, would have never become a Navy SEAL, had it not been for overcoming his fear of the water. His story is rife with overcoming challenges, but overcoming his fear of the water was an important first step to his success.

I was afraid of the water, terrified of the water. The fear overcame me … I quit.

David Goggins

But Goggins started asking, “What if?” “What if I became a SEAL?” What if … ?” He kept asking himself these questions and they enabled him to overcome the challenges that faced him.

His is an amazing story. He was afraid the water (aquaphobia) yet chose to become a SEAL. Not only did he eventually become a SEAL, but he excelled at it. Somehow he was able to overcome his fear of the water–and a whole lot more–to accomplish many things.

Joe Rogan brings a fine point to the conversation when he says, “People need to hear this story. This is an exciting story for people, because there’s a lot of people out there that feel trapped, and they feel stuck, and they feel like they can’t do anything because this is who they are. You’re a guy who felt that exact same way, but figured out how to not be that person, and be a person who you would admire.”

Here are some tips on how to overcome the fear of swimming.

David Goggins, retired United States Navy SEAL and ultra-distance athlete.
David Goggins faced and overcame his fear of the water.

Can you relate to some of Goggin’s struggles? Do you have a fear of water, or other fears you want to overcome?

Is swimming part of your regular fitness routine? Check out our products that make you life a little better outside the swimming pool.

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Skin Care for Swimmers: Everything you wanted to know about getting chlorine off of your body.

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

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What is a good soap to remove chlorine from your skin?

Look for soaps that have two qualities:

  1. They are made for swimmers and have chlorine removing ingredients in them.
  2. Moisturizing. A good soap will have a high content of glycerin which will moisturize your skin.

Chlorine is drying and you need to get it off after swimming. Find a soap that both neutralizes chlorine and moisturizes your skin. This is the best possible combination. See our bar soaps here.

What’s a good face wash for swimmers?

The most gentle and moisturizing products make for a good face wash. If you like to use soap, our handmade soaps are terrific. If you prefer a liquid soap, try our protect shower gel.

Why is it important to get rid of all the chlorine off the skin after swimming?

Chlorine is drying and damaging to your skin. The health benefits of chlorinated swimming pools are undisputed, however leaving chlorine on your skin after swimming is irritating. For people with sensitive skin, this residual chlorine can cause itchy skin, or a rash (commonly called “chlorine rash”).

How to remove the smell of chlorine from skin?

The smell of chlorine on your skin, is actually residual chlorine left on your skin after swimming. You need to remove the chlorine in order to remove the smell. This is harder than it seems because chlorine has a tenacious way of sticking around. Use a product that is made to remove chlorine like our body wash for swimmers.

What’s the best chlorine neutralizing soap?

Look for soap that is made with special ingredients to neutralize chlorine. Both our bar soaps and shower gels are made to remove chlorine after swimming. It really comes down to a preference between soap and shower gel. We find taking shower gel to the pool is easiest and using soap between swims at home is the most convenient solution.

How do you not smell like chlorine after swimming?

Smelling like chlorine long after swimming is proof that there is still chlorine on your body. In order to stop smelling like chlorine, you have to get the chlorine off after swimming. Use products like anti-chlorine shower gel to get the chlorine off after swimming.

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Hair Care for Swimmers: Expert advice for people who swim every day.

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

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How can I protect my hair while swimming everyday?

These three steps will protect your hair from chlorine while swimming every day:
1. Soak your hair in the shower. Your hair is like a sponge. If you wet your hair before swimming, it will soak up the shower water making it harder for the chlorinated swimming pool water to get in.
2. Use an anti-chlorine conditioner. If you use an anti-chlorine conditioner like this one before swimming, it will help keep the chlorine off your hair.
3. Wear a swimming cap. Latex swimming caps act as a physical barrier between your hair and the swimming pool water. It won’t completely keep your hair dry, but it will help keep the water from continually washing through your hair.

How do you keep your hair healthy after swimming?

There are two things yo need to do to keep your hair healthy after swimming:
1. Get the chlorine off of your hair. Chlorine damages your hair. It’s important to get it off immediately after swimming.
2. Hydrate your hair. Chlorine damages your hair by drying it out. Returning moisture to your hair is critical to keeping it healthy after swimming.

Our anti-chlorine conditioners both remove chlorine and return moisture lost to chlorine exposure. If you want more chlorine-removing power first use our shampoo. Keep in mind our anti-chlorine shampoo is highly effective and we recommend using it sparingly as needed after swimming. If you have very difficult hair, you may want to try adding our anti-chlorine spray which is our strongest chlorine-removing product.

We also make anti-chlorine styling products like a leave-in conditioner and hair wax. These products will remove any residual chlorine you may have missed in the shower and help keep your hair looking great all day long.

See our recommendations here.

How do I take care of my hair if I swim every day?

Preventing chlorine from damaging your hair is the best thing you can do to keep your hair healthy if you swim every day. Wet your hair before swimming, then use an anti-chlorine conditioner underneath a swimming cap. This is the best way to prevent chlorine from damaging your hair. Of course it’s impossible to completely keep the chlorine off your hair while swimming, so using an anti-chlorine conditioner after swimming will remove chlorine and condition your hair.

If you need more chlorine-removing power consider using an anti-chlorine shampoo or spray in combination with a conditioner.

See our recommendations here.

How can I keep my hair safe from chlorine?

If you swim every day, there isn’t an iron-clad way to keep your hair safe from the chlorine. Do these three things to prevent chlorine from washing through your hair:

1. Get your hair wet before swimming. You hair is like a sponge and can only soak up so much water. By getting your hair wet before swimming it makes it harder for the swimming pool water to get in.
2. Use an anti-chlorine conditioner. Apply an anti-chlorine conditioner to your hair before swimming (and make sure to wear a swimming cap). The anti-chlorine conditioner will help keep the chlorine off of your hair.
3. Wear a swimming cap. A latex swimming cap acts as a physical barrier between your hair and the swimming pool water. It won’t keep you hair completely dry, but it will help to keep the swimming pool water from continually washing over your hair.

After swimming, the most important thing is to get the residual chlorine off of your hair. Chlorine is drying and repeated exposure to chlorine will damage your hair. First try using an anti-chlorine conditioner and if you need more chlorine-removing power consider using a shampoo or spray.

See our recommendations here.

How do swimmers keep care of their hair?

Avid swimmers know how damaging chlorine is to their hair. Repeated exposure to chlorine will make your hair dry and crunchy. It’s important to get the chlorine off of your hair immediately after swimming. Anti-chlorine conditioners and anti-chlorine leave-in conditioners are the best products to use after swimming.

These kinds of products will remove chlorine and nourish your hair. Consider using other products like anti-chlorine shampoo or anti-chlorine spray if you need more chlorine-removing power.

See our recommendations here.

How do swimmers keep their hair healthy?

Avid swimmers with healthy hair do two things:
First, they protect their hair while swimming by wearing a latex swimming cap.
Secondly, they remove the chlorine from their hair immediately after swimming.

Repeated exposure to chlorine will make your hair dry and brittle. Keeping the chlorine off is the only way to keep it healthy.

Is pool water bad for hair?

Yes, chlorinated pool water is bad for your hair. Chlorine is alkaline, which makes the outermost layer of your hair (cuticle) rise. This in turn exposes the oils that protect your hair shaft to the chlorine. The chlorine then dries out your hair shaft making your hair brittle.

Does chlorine ruin your hair?

Repeated and prolonged exposure to chlorine will ruin your hair if you don’t properly care for it. Swimmers will protect their hair from chlorine by wearing a swimming cap, and remove the chlorine immediately after swimming.

What happens if you don’t wash your hair after swimming?

If you swim one time, and don’t wash your hair you probably won’t notice much difference. If you swim frequently, however, and don’t wash your hair then your hair will become dry and brittle.

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Swimmers’ Hair: A deep-dive into shampoos and conditioners.

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

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UPDATE: This post ended up being a lot more about conditioners than shampoos. In brief: We recommend most people try using only an anti-chlorine conditioner after swimming. If you need more chlorine-removing power, try using an anti-chlorine shampoo and conditioner together.

What is the best shampoo to get the chlorine out of hair?

Shampoo that is made for removing chlorine is the best for getting chlorine out of your hair. Goodbye Chlorine makes four strengths of chlorine-removing shampoo fit for your purpose:

ELITE – for elite athletes who are in the swimming pool more than 5 times per week .
Goodbye Chlorine – for fitness fanatics who are in the swimming pool up to 5 times per week.
Swimmer Kids – for kids who love to swim.
Protect – for health nuts who want extra protection from chlorine.

These shampoos are highly effective at removing chlorine. It is recommended to use these products sparingly as needed. Use in combination with other products such as rinse-out and leave-in conditioners.

What is good shampoo for removing chlorine?

Look for shampoos made specifically for swimmers. These products have ingredients that reduce and remove chlorine. Our shampoos are highly effective at removing chlorine. We recommend you use them sparingly and as needed after swimming.

Does clarifying shampoo remove chlorine?

Clarifying shampoos do remove chlorine, but not nearly as well as products made for this purpose. Clarifying shampoos use ingredients that are made to remove product buildup, and mineral deposits on the hair. Chlorine, however, is a special beast. It forms a strong bond with your hair and instead of trying to strip it away, it’s better to use products that reduce chlorine and wash it away.

Our shampoos are highly effective at removing chlorine. It is recommended you use them sparingly and only as needed.

Should I shampoo after swimming?

We recommend you use products such as a swimming-specific conditioner every time after swimming. These products gently remove chlorine and add some moisture back to your hair that was lost to the chlorine exposure. Use anti-chlorine shampoos sparingly and as needed, but not necessarily after every time you swim. Our shampoos are highly effective at removing chlorine. Check out our recommendations here.

Should I wash my hair everyday after swimming?

We recommend most people use a conditioner made for swimmers every time after swimming. The reason is, the chlorinated swimming pool water is great at cleaning your hair, but it also drys it out. So the problem after swimming isn’t clean hair. The problem is chlorinated, dry hair. Anti-Chlorine Conditioners remove chlorine and moisturize your hair, so generally, this is the best solution.

Shampoos by their nature are drying, so we recommend first using an anti-chlorine conditioner and use an anti-chlorine shampoo sparingly and only as needed.

Do swimmers wash their hair every day?

Swimmers use anti-chlorine conditioners more than shampoos. Swimming pool chlorine both cleans and drys out your hair. For this reason, swimmers need products that remove chlorine and add moisture back into their hair. Avid swimmers reach for anti-chlorine conditioners because it solves both these problems.

We recommend using our anti-chlorine conditioner as the go-to product after swimming. Our shampoos are highly effective at removing chlorine and recommend using them sparingly and only as needed.

Do you have to wash your hair after the pool?

Chlorine is damaging to your hair and it is important to get it out after swimming. Most people think they should get a shampoo, but we recommend most people try an anti-chlorine conditioner first.

Think of it this way: Chlorine is a great sanitizer, so when you are swimming, you become super clean.

After swimming your hair has two problems:

1. Chlorine has stuck to it.
2. Chlorine has dried it out.

So you should use a product that both removes chlorine and adds moisture back into your hair. For these reasons, we recommend using an anti-chlorine conditioner after swimming.

Our anti-chlorine shampoos are highly effective at removing chlorine. We recommend using them sparingly and only as needed. For most people, using only an anti-chlorine conditioner after swimming is a perfect solution.

Why does my hair feel sticky after swimming?

Chlorine is alkaline, and makes your hair cuticle rise. This makes your hair feel rough and “sticky” and hard to comb through. It’s important to remove the chlorine after swimming and replace the moisture lost to chlorine damage. We recommend trying an anti-chlorine conditioner after swimming, or possibly an anti-chlorine shampoo and conditioner.

How do you get rid of sticky hair after swimming?

To get rid of sticky hair after swimming, first remove the chlorine and then lower the pH of your hair by using a pH balancing conditioner. Our anti-chlorine conditioners manage both these problems.

Does apple cider vinegar remove chlorine from hair?

Apple cider vinegar does not remove chlorine, but don’t be discouraged, read on.

Most people like to use apple cider vinegar because it makes their hair feel smooth. Using apple cider vinegar virtually eliminates split ends and fly-away hair. This is because apple cider vinegar is acidic (has a low pH). Your hair cuticle lift when exposed to alkaline substances like chlorine, this is why your hair feels rough after swimming. Acid washes make your hair cuticle lie flat. This is why your hair feels smooth after using a vinegar rinse.

After swimming, try using an anti-chlorine conditioner to remove chlorine and add some moisture back into your hair. Then after using the anti-chlorine conditioner, use an apple cider vinegar rinse. This is a terrific combination after swimming.

How do you wash your hair after swimming?

We recommend using an anti-chlorine conditioner after swimming. The act of swimming does a great job of cleaning your hair. But there are two side effects:

1. Chlorine has stuck to your hair.
2. Chlorine has stripped oil from your hair (dried it out).

The thing to do after swimming, is to solve these two problems. Our anti-chlorine conditioners do both. They remove chlorine and add moisture back into your hair. Most swimmers will find that using an anti-chlorine conditioner after swimming is a good hair care solution. Swimmers who need a more aggressive solution may need to use an anti-chlorine shampoo in combination with an anti-chlorine conditioner.

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Swimming Caps

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

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If you’ve been to a swimming pool, you’ve probably seen a variety of swimming caps. Have you wondered why people wear them, what they are for and if you should be wearing one too?

In this article, we take a look at all aspects of swimming caps and answer your most pressing questions.

Why do swimmers wear caps?

Primarily, swimmers wear swimming caps to protect their hair from the chlorine in the swimming pool water. However, some public swimming pools require swimmers to wear swimming caps. Swimmers may also wear swimming caps to help keep them warm in cold water. Swimmers who compete wear them to make their body more hydrodynamic (streamlined), thus it makes them faster.

Do swimming caps keep your hair dry?

Swimming caps are not waterproof and will not keep your hair dry. No matter how hard you try, water will get in. Some elite swimmers wear two caps, but for different reason, even double-capping it won’t keep your hair dry. This product claims to “help[ing] to keep your hair dry”, but it looks suspiciously similar to double-capping it which definitely isn’t a waterproof solution.

If you swim holding your head above water, then a swimming cap will keep water from splashing on your hair. Otherwise, as soon as you put your head underwater, the swimming pool water will get your hair wet.

How do I keep my hair from getting wet in the pool?

If you put your head underwater, then your hair will get wet even if you are wearing a swimming cap. The only way to keep your hair dry is to keep your head above water while wearing a swimming cap. Even so, it is nearly impossible to keep your hair completely dry. Our advice is just relax and get wet–it’s a swimming pool!

Are there waterproof swim caps?

There are no waterproof swimming caps.

What is the best material for swim caps?

The most common material for swimming caps is latex followed by silicone. You may also find swimming caps made from lycra/spandex, rubber, neoprene, and polyurethane.

How long do swim caps last?

Swimming caps last from one month to three years depending on the material they are made from, how often you use them, and how well you care for them.

A swimmer who is in the swimming pool 8 or 9 times a week wearing a latex cap, may get a month or two use from the cap if they dry and powder the cap after each use.

Should swimming caps cover the ears?

It’s a personal preference whether you cover your ears with a swimming cap or not.

Do you put a swimming cap on with wet or dry hair?

It’s easier to put on a cap when your hair is wet as the water provides some lubricant. Here is an instructional video that covers the basics of putting on a swimming cap. Here is a funny video if you like.

Why do swimmers wear two caps?

Competitive swimmers wear two swimming caps to help secure their goggles and to make them more streamlined. The goggle strap is sandwiched between the two caps, making it less likely that their goggles fall off in a start. Also, they may use a thicker material such as silicone on the outside layer which is less likely to wrinkle making them a little faster through the water.

Is wearing a swimming cap necessary?

Some public swimming pools require swimmers to wear swimming caps. Otherwise wearing a swimming cap is a personal preference. People who swim often generally do wear a swimming cap because it helps protect their hair from the swimming pool chlorine.

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Swimmers’ Hair and Skin Care: Recommendations, Tips and Deals

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

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Who is this for?

If you’ve arrived to this page, you are probably wondering how to remove chlorine from your body and hair. If so, you’ve found the right place.

We are experts at removing chlorine and on this page we will give you our product recommendations, tips and tell you how to purchase our products at the best discount.

Chlorine is Sanitizing and Damaging

Chlorine is sanitizing and drying. After prolonged and repeated exposure, it will damage your hair and skin. How much chlorine irritates you depends on how sensitive you are to it. For instance, if you have light blonde and fine hair, the chlorine may turn your hair a greenish tint. Or you may have sensitive skin, and exposure to chlorine will cause you to develop a rash. This condition is commonly known as “chlorine rash”.

Because everyone is a little different, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to dealing with chlorine. In this article we will give you all of our best information, so you can make a good decision about which products will work for you.

Recommendations for your Body

  1. Shower Gel – Our shower gel is perfect for gently removing chlorine from your body after swimming. This product works well for most people and is our most sought after product. It gently removes the chlorine that has stuck to you while swimming. You will notice after using this product you no longer smell like chlorine which is proof the chlorine is gone.
  2. Lotion – Chlorine drys out your skin and our lotion returns this lost moisture to your skin. It also contains chlorine neutralizing agents in case you missed some spots in the shower. If you have problems with dry skin after swimming, you’ll love our lotion.
  3. Soap – We recommend using our soap at home between swims. Our soap is highly emollient (moisturizing) and washes off easily. It contains chlorine neutralizing ingredients to make sure the chlorine stays off.
  4. Spray – If you have super-sensitive skin and want our strongest chlorine neutralizing product, then our anti-chlorine spray is for you. It can be used on your hair and skin before showering. Rinse off before using our other products.

Recommendations for your Hair

  1. Conditioner – This is the product we recommend for everybody and this single product works well for most people. Yes it may seem a little weird not using shampoo after swimming, but consider this: Your hair has already been cleaned by the chlorine, and you’ve lost lots of moisture. What you need is to very gently remove the chlorine and return some of the lost moisture to your hair. Our conditioner does all of this. We recommend first trying only our conditioner after swimming and see how it works for you.
  2. Styling Protectant / Leave-in Conditioner – If the chlorine really dries out your hair or if you use heat to style your hair, then you may consider our styling protectant and leave-in conditioner. It can also be used as a pre-treatment before swimming if you wear a latex cap.
  3. Putty – If you use a hair wax or hair gel, then you may consider using our hair putty. It is a strong hold hair wax that also contains chlorine neutralizing ingredients. The big bonus to this product is that it also adds some oils back into your hair and keeps it looking healthy and feeling good. A pro tip: it can also be used as a pre-treatment before swimming if you wear a latex cap.
  4. Shampoo – Ours is a highly-specialized shampoo that removes chlorine in the most difficult hair. Our shampoo isn’t for everyone, but if your hair doesn’t play well with chlorine and you need to get it out, then consider using our shampoo. If you are more of a ‘normal’ hair person, then try using only our conditioner.
  5. Spray – This is our strongest chlorine removing product. If the chlorine turns your hair green, or if chlorine causes severe damage to your hair you may consider using our spray, then follow with our conditioner and possibly our styling protectant.

Prevent Chlorine From Damaging Your Hair

The old saying goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. And it’s true. Although there is no foolproof way to keep chlorine off your hair, these tips will help minimize the damage.

  1. Tap Water – Before swimming soak your hair in the shower. You hair will absorb the shower water and make it much harder for the pool water to get in. Think of your hair like a sponge. Once your hair absorbs this water it’s much less likely that more will get in. And yes, shower water does have chlorine in it, but much less than the pool water.
  2. Pre-treatment – After wetting your hair, apply our anti-chlorine conditioner, styling protectant, or hair putty. These products will all help to create a barrier to the pool water. Don’t bother with this step if you don’t wear a latex swimming cap.
  3. Latex Swimming Cap – Wear a latex swimming cap. It acts as a physical barrier and helps keep the swimming pool water away from your hair. This won’t completely keep the pool water out, but it willreduce the amount of pool water that gets on your hair.

Best Product Deals

We sell our products exclusively on our website. The best discount is to buy our bundled products.

  1. Better Together – For people who want to buy shampoo and conditioner combos.
  2. Great Value Bundles – For people who want shower gel, shampoo and conditioner combos.
  3. Recommended Bundles – For people who would like to follow our recommendations on this page.
  4. Super Bundle – For people who want just about everything we offer, and want to get our best deal.

Other Useful Information

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Shampoo for Swimmers’ Hair: What elite swimmers use.

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

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You may be swimming 3 or 4 times a week and wondering how elite swimmers who are in the pool 9 to 12 times per week manage all of the chlorine exposure? The typical portrayal of swimmers with slim bodies, wide shoulders and frizzy hair is nearly accurate. It used to be that they had frizzy hair. Now they are able to keep their hair looking healthy because of some innovative products made for them like our shampoo for swimmers’ hair.

Click to see all of our shampoo or our shampoo made for elite swimmers. Otherwise, keep reading for more detailed information.

Of course we’d all agree that chlorine is a good thing as long as it’s in the swimming pool making our water safe and clean. The problems with chlorine begin once we get out of the pool.

Have you notice that your swimsuit color fades quickly? Or your skin feels dry after swimming? Or your hair dries out and feels crunchy? These are all positive proof that chlorine exists in the swimming pool. Did you need proof other than the smell of chlorine?

Speaking of smell, you also probably noticed that you smelled like chlorine hours after swimming. This smell is chlorine that has transferred onto your hair and skin. Chlorine forms a tight bond with your body, and is quite difficult to get off without the right products.

You may have tried extra long showers or even washing two or three times, but the chlorine just has a way of sticking around. You may have even thought that chlorine could be the reason that you give up the sport completely.

Don’t fret. It used to be that willpower alone was the only way to beat chlorine, but now there are products that make quick work of it.

Dry crunchy hair (and quick color fading), otherwise known as “swimmers’ hair” is caused by chlorine. The alkaline water makes your hair cuticle lift exposing your hair shaft and causing your hair to feel rough. The chlorine can then attach to your hair shaft which strips the natural oils from your hair causing it to become brittle.

In order to return your hair to the way it was before you were swimming, shampoo for swimmers’ hair needs to do two things:

  1. Remove the chlorine, and
  2. Return you hair to its normal pH.

All of our products remove chlorine. More technically speaking, they reduce the chlorine and then gently wash it away. Our shampoo for swimmers’ hair is made to rebalance the pH of your hair and help it return to it’s natural balance.

If you want to get rid of the damaging effects of chlorine after swimming, it’s important to use swimming-specific products like Goodbye Chlorine.

Our shampoo works well with our hair conditioner and we offer them in a value bundle.

If you are unsure which brand to buy, please see our buyer’s guide.

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Mark Cuban on Entrepreneurship and Success

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Mark Cuban is a successful American entrepreneur and investor. He is a household name due to his appearances on the TV reality show “Shark Tank”. His business career reaches back in to the early 1980’s and his first notable success came in 1990 when he sold MicroSolutions for $6 million. He earned approximately $2 million on the deal.

His career has skyrocketed since then and he has become one of the most noteworthy modern entrepreneurs.

Here is a compilation by Evan Carmichael, Cuban’s 10 Rules:

  1. Now is the time. There is never a perfect time to start (a business), but today with the internet, you can start a business now part-time without leaving your current employment.
  2. Be passionate. Cuban has always been passionate about businesses he’s been involved with. When you are passionate you enjoy what you do and you don’t watch the clock.
  3. Don’t make excuses. “I’m not big on excuses. Everyone has the ability to do it, they just have to go for it.”
  4. Learn from history. Most likely your business idea isn’t unique. Understand why the businesses before you failed and try to figure out if you have a competitive advantage.
  5. Enjoy competing. “The ultimate sport is business, because you have to compete with everybody.”
  6. Know your business. “Small business don’t fail for lack of capital. They fail for lack of brains. They fail for a lack of effort.”
  7. Be brutally honest with yourself. Mark cautions that most business startups lie to themselves about how great they are when in reality they are in a hyper-competitive marketplace. His antidote is hard work and knowing your business better than anyone else.
  8. Know your strengths and weaknesses. Leverage your strengths and work with people who compliment your weaknesses.
  9. Be unique. “There needs to be a defining feature of your company and you need to be the best at it.”
  10. Be yourself. Understand what motivates you and follow your passion.

What lessons can you learn from Mark? Is there something new here you can apply to your life in sports, business or in your personal life?