I've recently started swimming twice a week, on the days I wash my hair. I normally use Tressemme Vitamin C shampoo, which has Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate , Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Ammonium Chloride as cleansers. My hair is great with these. Should I start using a swimmers' shampoo to get the chlorine out? Are there any that won't dry my hair out? TIA for any advice.
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I know there are CG'ers here who swim...I guess I shouldn't put anyone on the spot. I don't know about shampoo, I've read that some curlies put conditioner on and then a swim cap.
Malibu 2000 makes stuff that you can add to shampoo to get rid of chlorine. I've been using their Iron-Away packets once a week for hard mineral/metalic water issues and I'm pleased with it. They make a shampoo too, but really the little packets do the job for me and I can add them to the shampoo of my choice.
(my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
Lately I've been swimming 2-3 times/week. I've been shampooing with suave clarifying afterwards and haven't noticed any chlorine issues.
If the tressemme (similar to the suave actually, als as the main cleanser) is working then I'd say keep with it. I also think a swim cap is neccessary, keeps the hair out of your way and if you soak your hair in the shower before putting your cap on I think it really helps keep the chlorine from soaking too much in your hair.
Hope that helped.
Fine Wavy (2a)
Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
I swim often and don't use any anti-chlorine shampoos. I don't use shampoo at all though. I just wet my hair thoroughly with clear water and apply some conditioner and put it in a swim cap before swimming. After swimming, I do a condition wash. I don't seem to have a chlorine build up or problem.