Daily OT Swimmers...

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  1. OakleyTodd

    OakleyTodd New Member

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    How do you treat your hair to keep the chlorine from damaging it? I swim twice a day for 45 mins each time. My hair has a distinct chlorine smell when it gets wet, and has a wierd feeling.

    Right now I use paul mitchel shampoo thats supposedly for swimmers hair. I put it on when I first get in the shower right after swimming each time, and let it sit untill I rinse it at the end of my shower, but I'm still getting the weird hair.
     
  2. Noelting

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    put in a leave-in conditioner beforehand, or wear a cap
     
  3. Plan B

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    shaved head

    edit: not a daily, but frequent swimmer
     
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    AlohaRacing Freak that bitch out

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    Ultraswim FTW. I use it as a body gel too because chlorine is hard to get off your skin.
     
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  6. Skeletor

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    i wish i had the time to swim every day. and a clean pool to do it in, i don't trust my gym's pool.
     
  7. OakleyTodd

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    I ended up ordering Ultraswim. It gets anoying having that chlorine smell in my hair. I used to wear a lycra cap, but found out that doesnt really protect the hair from the water. I tried a laytex one, but couldnt get it on! The baking soda trick sounds like it would work. Thanks for the input.
     
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    With a latex cap a good trick is to fill it with water a bit and then pull it onto you head, holding it in the front.

    I hate caps because I get a headache without fail wearing them, I swam competitively for 10 years.
     
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