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With so many products in the market, it’s hard to choose a good shampoo to remove chlorine from your hair. There are many brands to choose from and all of them use different ingredients, different ways to tackle the same problem, and have different benefits.
So what should we consider when choosing a chlorine removal shampoo?
Keep reading, we are going to share with you exactly what to look for when buying a swimmer’s shampoo.
How Effective Is It At Removing Chlorine and Heavy Metals?
Pools all over the world sanitize the water with Chlorine or Bromine. These two chemicals are known to be excellent bleaches that kill bacteria, viruses, and microbes.
However, coming in contact with these bleaches immediately affects our skin and hair by bonding to our body. This creates a “Chlorine Cover” layer that is difficult for traditional soaps to remove.
The first and most important thing to consider when choosing a shampoo to remove chlorine from your hair is how effective it is at actually removing chlorine and heavy metals.
How Good Does It Smell?
When manufacturers make shampoos, they follow a process similar to that of perfume or cologne to make it smell good. They use essential oils extracted from flowers, fruits, and other plants, and then they dissolve them in the shampoo.
This process involves three different layers that create the perfect scent:
- The first layer considers when warm water hits the shampoo, as it combines, the scent fills the air.
- The second layer considers slightly heavier molecules, these round out the fragrance and perfume your hair during the rinse.
- The third layer considers the largest molecules in the scent, these come into play when your hair dries.
Look for a shampoo that smells great when showering and the wonderful scent stays in your hair to keep it smelling great all day.
Does It Moisturize Your Hair?
The more time we spend in contact with chlorine, the more harmful it can be to our hair. Here are some side effects of chlorine:
- Loss of shine and flexibility in hair: Chlorine removes the natural oils in your hair and as a consequence, your hair becomes weak and brittle.
- Split ends and damaged strands: Chlorine can get between the hair fibers, and once the chemical starts crystallizing within the hair shaft, the crystals can separate these fibers. Once this happens, it destroys the structural integrity of strands of hair, causing split ends and roughness.
Does It Help Renew and Regrow Your Hair?
Hair elasticity is an indicator of the health of your hair. Each strand of hair comprises multiple layers and the cortex, at the center of the hair, is where moisture is held. When chlorine comes into contact with our hair, it removes its natural oils, and just like we mentioned above, your hair becomes weak and brittle.
Look for a shampoo that hydrates and moisturizes your hair after swimming.
What Ingredients Does It Use?
Most shampoos are formulas that contain between 10 and 30 different ingredients. All shampoos need to contain a detergent or cleansing agent, PH regulators, preservatives to prevent bacteria formation, and some shampoos may contain a form of vitamin B5 called panthenol to moisturize.
However, there are some ingredients that should be avoided. These include:
- Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is a chemical compound used in household products, building materials, and as a preservative in some consumer products, including shampoo.
- Parabens: Parabens are chemical preservatives that have long been used in beauty products to increase shelf life.
- Hexachlorophene: Hexachlorophene is an antiseptic agent used in cosmetic products for its antibacterial qualities.
- Phthalates: Phthalates are a group of chemicals commonly used to make plastic more flexible.
These ingredients have been linked to a number of issues such as disrupted hormones and infertility, lower sperm count, and reproductive and genital defects, kin redness, dryness, scaling, skin swelling, and sensitivity to light, just to name a few.
Not all ingredients are as bad as others but they still have negative side effects and should be avoided. Look for a Swimmer’s Shampoo that doesn’t include any of these ingredients.
To fully remove chlorine from your hair you need special shampoo like Trihard’s swimmer’s shampoo. Our shampoo is specially formulated to wash the bleach off your hair by breaking through the Chlorine Cover to take the chemicals out, hydrate and moisturize after-swim dry skin and hair, relieve itchy skin, and scalp and eliminate the unpleasant long-lasting pool odors.
The ingredients found in our formula are the following:
- Magnesium Chloride and Dead Sea Salts to eliminate pool chemicals and odors.
- Argan Oil, Shea Oil, Keratin, and Jojoba Oil to hydrate dry hair after swimming.
- Aloe Vera, Menthol, and Sea Buckthorn Oil to relieve irritated scalps after swimming.
Here’s a comment we received from one of our happy customers.
Give our swimmer’s shampoo a try, we are sure you are going to love it.