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We swim a couple nights a week with the boys practically year round (in-door pool but I digress <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ) and wanted to know how to cut the chllorine from our hair?
 

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Use a hair wax, conditioner or something like that to already wet hair (fresh water). The more saturated your hair is with water and other protective ingredients, the less chlorine can turn your hair green and the less other chemicals can penetrate hair. The other alternative is to wear a swim cap, but nobody likes those usually.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We swim a couple nights a week with the boys practically year round (in-door pool but I digress <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ) and wanted to know how to cut the chllorine from our hair?</div>
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The usual way to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">neutralize</span> it is with photographer's "hypo", which is used in some after-swim shampoos. It's known variously as sodium hyposulfite and sodium thiosulfate. Merck even gives one name for it as "antichlor".<br><br>
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I make some hair scrub out of baking soda, honey, almond oil, and essential oils that I use (and sell) that works really well.
 

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I've tried so many things. Vinegar, baking soda, natural swimmer's shampoo, lemon, ... I swim 4* a week.<br><br>
Finally I just gave in to the cap and ultra swim routine.
 
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