Women Travelers - Best shampoo/conditioner for daily swimmers with highlighted hair
May 26, 11, 11:34 am
I just joined a swim club for the summer and I want to swim laps daily. I don't want to ruin my hair, however. I've got the swim cap. I know about putting the cap on with wet hair. I need to find a shampoo & conditioner safe enough for daily washing that won't strip blonde highlights as it removes the chlorine from my hair. I was told that "ultra swim" shampoo is not good for highlighted hair. Also, can I just use the daily conditioner I always used for highlighted hair or must I use both shampoo and conditioner that remove chlorine?
Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
May 26, 11, 12:45 pm
Shampoos to remove chlorine:
Another article on same website:
May 26, 11, 6:13 pm
I'd suggest coating your hair with conditioner before swimming...it should provide an extra layer of protection in addition to your cap. (I guess it does, however, require a fairly watertight cap, since I'm sure the pool doesn't want a ton of conditioner in it.)
May 27, 11, 12:42 pm
If you're using a latex swim cap, put a small amount of cornstarch baby powder in it before putting it on your head - you'll avoid the pain of trying to get the swim cap on! After use, dry the cap and put on a bit of baby powder to keep it from sticking to itself.
May 27, 11, 5:24 pm
Thanks everybody. After I soaked my hair in the outdoor shower, I coated my hair with conditioner before each time I swam laps today. I initially got a silicone cap but it kept falling off. Then my goggles broke. Batting 1000 on mishaps. :D I bought a latex cap and goggles at the pool. I was able to return the original silicone cap and was given a refund. Very nice.
I will get some baby powder. Nice idea.
Jun 1, 11, 11:52 am
Try using conditioner and two swim caps, thusly: a coat of conditioner (something cheap and greasy, like Queen Helene which comes in a jar), then a fabric cap, then the silicone cap. It's less messy and protects your hair both from the chemicals in the water and from being pulled by the silicone cap. It also helps keep the conditioner from oozing into the water.