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March 5th, 2015, 11:58 AM
In my country the swiming pools are overloaded , so they add chemicals for sanity reasons , however this is very harmful for the hair , specially when u spend two hours daily in the pool , is there any recommendation for an oil , shampoo ,.... Etc that can prevent or at least reduce the hair damage

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March 5th, 2015, 09:07 PM
Wearing a swim cap will protect your hair, if you are in the pool for 2 hours a day definitely invest in one, unless you like your hair being greasy straw :p.
You may be able to find some soaps specifically for cleaning chlorine of your body/ hair. I have a natural soap bar (goat milk, and oil I think?) that I scrub on the skin, but in the future I may look into something swimming specific (I've never personally looked).

I read somewhere that one guy would take a spray bottle with powdered vitamin C / Water solution, and spray it on his skin after swimming to deal with the chlorine.

Overall I think high levels of chlorine can be bad, so you should do what you can to protect yourself a bit.

Jazz Hands
March 5th, 2015, 09:27 PM
It's just the one chemical, actually.

March 5th, 2015, 09:54 PM
...so they add chemicals for sanity reasons...

It keeps the swimmers from going crazy.


March 6th, 2015, 11:15 AM
If you get your hair wet from a shower before you put a cap on, your hair will already have absorbed fresh water so it will absorb less chlorinated water.

March 6th, 2015, 12:43 PM
Thanks a lot Arthur " brilliant and simple idea " & Marcoab3 , really appreciated

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