Swimmer’s Shampoo: 3 Shampoos to Use Post-Swim and How to Prevent Damage

Refresh your locks after a dip in the pool. 

Whether you just came back from vacation or a swimming lesson, your hair care should be a top priority after a day swimming in a pool of chlorine. Chlorine can wreak havoc on your locks if not rinsed properly. Anyone who has taken a dip into a pool without a swimmer’s cap knows the after-effects of chlorine-filled locks. You often have to deal with dryness, tangled locks and if it’s color-treated, it might have even turned a brassy shade of green, too. That’s why finding a swimmers shampoo is so important!

To help you to get rid of this issue, we are sharing a list of some shampoos that help if you can’t get your hands on a swimmer’s shampoo.

1. Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo for Swimmer’s Shampoo

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Clarifying shampoo will keep strands healthy throughout the summer.

The name says it all. Suave Essentials Daily Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner isn’t exactly a swimmer’s shampoo and conditioner set, but it’s designed to rid your hair from anything that’s in it whether it be dirt, product buildup, or in this case, chlorine.

2. Dove Nutritive Solutions Clarify & Hydrate Shampoo

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Keep your curls hydrated throughout the summer.

If you have hair that’s prone to damage, swimming in a pool might seem like you’re rubbing salt into a wound (so to speak). Post dive, wash your hair with Dove Nutritive Solutions Clarify & Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner. follow up with the coordinating Conditioner to repair your hair while also cleansing it. If you’re a frequent swimmer, consider adding this shampoo to your hair care routine. Continuous use strengthens the hair making it resilient to damage.

3. Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo

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Keeps blonde strands vibrant throughout the summer.

If you have blonde hair, it may be in your best interest to use a purple shampoo as your swimmer’s shampoo to maintain your color. However, post-swim you need to focus on getting the chlorine out first.

First, try washing hair with a swimmer’s shampoo or a clarifying shampoo. Then, follow up with a purple shampoo afterward. Alternatively, you can wash with your swimmer’s shampoo the first day and when it’s time for your next wash, you can treat your hair with a purple shampoo. Nexxus Blonde Assure Purple Shampoo and Conditioner is a great option! It’s up to you and how many different shampoos your hair can tolerate in one sitting.

Wear a Swim CapFor some, wearing a swimmer’s cap is far from fashionable. Real talk: Many of us will forgo the cap while swimming and run the risk of having damaged hair. Damaged hair isn’t cute though and can cost you a fortune to repair in the long run.

Use a Leave-in Treatment

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Add a pre-treatment, a leave-in conditioner or coconut oil to your hair before swimming to prevent hair damage caused by chlorine.

Next time you go for a dip, you can prep your hair beforehand. You can do this by using a leave-in conditioner like, Nexxus Scalp Inergy Paraben-Free Leave-in Conditioner or oil, like coconut oil. These hair care products can act as a barrier protecting your hair from the damaging effects of chlorine. If you have color-treated hair, you can opt for using a serum to help protect your color while swimming.

For even more protection, use Bed Head by TIGI Beach Bound Protection Spray. This spray helps protect against heat, humidity, and UV complex. Repair Active Technology helps make hair stronger and prone to less breakage. Plus, you can use it on color-treated hair, so this really is a must-have for summer.

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