shampoo for swimmers

Shampoo for swimmers: What you should be using after every session in the pool

Looking for a shampoo for swimmers? You don't have to sacrifice beautiful hair just because you love the pool.   

Are you an avid swimmer? If so, then we bet you’ll know the havoc chlorine can wreak on your delicate tresses. It’s also no secret that getting in regular pool-time can cause your hair to become dry, damaged and brittle (even if you do wear a swimming cap!). Which is why finding a good shampoo for swimmers is vital to your post-pool hair care routine…

But fret not, as we have you well and truly covered! Discover our picks of the best shampoos, below, and remember to pop one in your gym bag the next time you go head to your swim sesh.

The best shampoo for swimmers: Our editor’s top picks

Shampoo for swimmers: TIGI S-Factor Health Factor Shampoo
Shampoo for swimmers: TIGI S-Factor Health Factor Shampoo. Credit: Kiefer McGinn

TIGI S-Factor Health Factor Shampoo

For hair that has been left dry and unmanageable after swimming, opt for the TIGI S-Factor Health Factor Shampoo, which works to miraculously strengthen hair against brushing and styling for virtually no breakage, even on damaged, processed hair.*

How, you say? Well, the healthy hair complex contains shea butter, vitamin E and beautifying oils, and the formula helps to leave hair looking – and feeling – healthier. Oh, and this amazing shampoo can also be used on coloured hair!

*When used as a shampoo and conditioner system.

Shampoo for swimmer: Toni&Guy Cleanse Shampoo For Dry Hair
Shampoo for swimmers: TONI&GUY Cleanse Shampoo For Dry Hair. Credit: Kiefer McGinn

TONI&GUY Smooth Definition Shampoo

Sometimes, swimming can cause hair to feel rough – and let’s face it, everyone wants soft, smooth hair, right?

Enter the TONI&GUY Smooth Definition Shampoo, a great shampoo for swimmers, which not only helps to hydrate and nourish, but it also gently cleanses your locks to get rid of that excess chlorine. The end result is that your hair looks and feels softer, as well as being much more manageable – bonus!

Shampoo for swimmers: Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo
Shampoo for swimmers: Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo. Credit: Kiefer McGinn

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo

Are you constantly battling roughness and frizz due to exposure to chlorine? Meet your new hair hero: the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo. This ultra hydrating shampoo for swimmers helps to smooth up to 100% of roughness and controls frizz.**

We know, it sounds too good to be true! Perfect for those of you with fine or thin hair, this shampoo will boost moisture without weighing your hair down – all thanks to being formulated with weightless Nutri-oils.

**To experience comprehensive benefits, use with the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner.

TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo Front view of a bottle

TRESemmé Luxurious Moisture Shampoo

Whether it’s on holiday or it’s your workout of choice, swimming can leave your hair a little unruly. Take back control and pick up the TRESemmé Luxurious Moisture Shampoo to beat the hair battle once and for all!

Delivering intense moisture and targeting the driest areas, this shampoo for swimmers will instantly lock in moisture and shine.

Gentle enough for daily use, this advanced moisturising system (also use the TRESemmé Luxurious Moisture Conditioner) with vitamin E helps to restore vibrancy and softness to dry, dull hair. Your locks will be left richly moisturised with a salon-worthy look and shine.

VO5 Give Me Moisture Shampoo

Longing for locks that are silky and soft? Luckily, you don’t have to give up your swimming schedule to achieve beautiful tresses. Simply pick up a shampoo for swimmers and treat your mane to the VO5 Give Me Moisture Shampoowhich is infused with luscious Vital Oils, designed to nourish and protect your locks.

Complete with 5 vital oils: Argan, Jojoba, Apricot, Avocado and Grapeseed oil – providing intense hydration to post-pool hair. Use in conjunction with the VO5 Give Me Moisture Conditioner for best results!


So, you’re now armed with a list of products that will help out your locks after you’ve hit the pool – but if you really want to go the extra mile, why not check out our Treatments page and give your tresses some extra TLC?

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