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philoswimmer
February 27th, 2013, 04:28 PM
As the subject says, I am looking to find a natural anti-chlorine shampoo. Has anyone found one that they like? One I found via search is called Aubrey Organics Swimmer's Normalizing Shampoo (http://www.aubrey-organics.com/ProductInfo/071.aspx), but I haven't tried it yet, so I welcome feedback on it and other similar products.

And yes, I know that natural is one of those wiggly words than anyone can just slap on a label, and that some think it's just BS (and often it is). However, I have some medical reasons to try to eliminate endocrine disrupters from my life as much as possible, and propyl paraben, a common ingredient in many shampoos, is supposed to be one (according to, e.g., the European Commission on Endocrine Disruption).

hnatkin
February 27th, 2013, 07:15 PM
Try California Baby Swimmers Defense. Sometimes they have it at Whole Foods but more likely you would need to order through their website.

philoswimmer
February 27th, 2013, 10:59 PM
Try California Baby Swimmers Defense. Sometimes they have it at Whole Foods but more likely you would need to order through their website.

Thanks -- I'll take a look at that!

ALM
February 28th, 2013, 10:32 PM
We like the Malibu Swimmers products:

http://www.malibuwellness.com/products/cn/2210/Malibu-C-Swimmers-Wellness-Shampoo

They have a complete list of ingredients at the above link. Part of the general product description says "free of sulfates (including sodium thiosulfate formulated in many swimmers’ shampoos), parabens, propylene glycol, DEA, gluten and no sodium chloride (salt) added."

It seems to be called "Swimmers Wellness" in the bottles and "Water Action" in the smaller tube. I believe they're the same thing.

We use the conditioner, too:

http://www.malibuwellness.com/products/cn/3410/Malibu-C-Swimmers-Wellness-Conditioner

philoswimmer
March 1st, 2013, 02:20 PM
We like the Malibu Swimmers products:

It's good to have choices! I'm going to look into this one, too. Thanks so much!

KevsgrlSwims
March 1st, 2013, 07:00 PM
I just purchased Reflect H2O Swim Shampoo- you might want to check it out too-http://www.reflectsports.com/reflect-h2o-swim-hair-care

JanSwim
March 1st, 2013, 09:07 PM
Vitamin C neutralizes chlorine and bromine. You can get commercial products like "SwimSpray", but it's easy and cheap to make your own. I started out making a vitamin C and water spray using vitamin C crystals and water in a spray bottle, then used a squeeze bottle... Now I just dump some dissolved crystals in every new shampoo and body wash bottle (about a tablespoon dissolved in 1/2 cup or so of water for an economy sized bottle). A little bit works great. Too much (that you don't or can't rinse out enough) can be harder on your hair and suits than chlorine. But even then you smell fine.

ElaineK
March 2nd, 2013, 03:33 PM
Vitamin C neutralizes chlorine and bromine. You can get commercial products like "SwimSpray", but it's easy and cheap to make your own. I started out making a vitamin C and water spray using vitamin C crystals and water in a spray bottle, then used a squeeze bottle... Now I just dump some dissolved crystals in every new shampoo and body wash bottle (about a tablespoon dissolved in 1/2 cup or so of water for an economy sized bottle). A little bit works great. Too much (that you don't or can't rinse out enough) can be harder on your hair and suits than chlorine. But even then you smell fine.

This sounded terrific, so I did some quick research and came across this: http://drdebmckay.com/vitamin-c-for-chlorine-removal/

swimark
March 2nd, 2013, 04:11 PM
This sounded terrific, so I did some quick research and came across this: http://drdebmckay.com/vitamin-c-for-chlorine-removal/


Cool - sounds like the vitamin C crystals might wash away the chlorine smell I get when I start sweating doing dryland activities.

Aoibhe
March 2nd, 2013, 05:56 PM
Lots of great suggestions here. I just wanted to chime in since you specifically asked about Aubrey's. I purchased their swimmers shampoo a few months ago and hated it. I'd pass.

philoswimmer
March 2nd, 2013, 07:10 PM
I just purchased Reflect H2O Swim Shampoo- you might want to check it out too-http://www.reflectsports.com/reflect-h2o-swim-hair-care

Thanks!


Vitamin C neutralizes chlorine and bromine. You can get commercial products like "SwimSpray", but it's easy and cheap to make your own. I started out making a vitamin C and water spray using vitamin C crystals and water in a spray bottle, then used a squeeze bottle... Now I just dump some dissolved crystals in every new shampoo and body wash bottle (about a tablespoon dissolved in 1/2 cup or so of water for an economy sized bottle). A little bit works great. Too much (that you don't or can't rinse out enough) can be harder on your hair and suits than chlorine. But even then you smell fine.

I have some CVS vitamin C tablets... I wonder if those would work as well if I crushed them... but I also noticed that the shampoo and conditioner I've been using recently, Burt's Bees Super Shiny with Mango, already has ascorbic acid (aka vitamin C) as one of the ingredients. So, maybe the solution was already right in front of me and I didn't realize it?


Lots of great suggestions here. I just wanted to chime in since you specifically asked about Aubrey's. I purchased their swimmers shampoo a few months ago and hated it. I'd pass.

Good to know, thanks! I hate buying a whole bottle of something and then not liking it.

sydned
March 4th, 2013, 01:23 PM
I use the Aubrey's shampoo and conditioner and like it quite a bit. I have really thick, coarse, curly hair and it totally does the trick for me.
Good luck!

orca1946
March 9th, 2013, 12:33 AM
My wife gets "tri swim" products that seem to be good at anti chlorine.