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I've been using mostly ACV rinse with an occasional BS for a bit over a year. And normally, my hair is really managable and super soft. But a few weeks ago, we started swimming at the the gym we go to. And I can't figure a way t to make this work now. I prewet my hair before I get in, I rinse really well after, and still, yuck. I swam Monday, by that night, my hair felt strawlike, and greasy. As of yesterday was still oilier than normal, so today did BS and it is closer to norm. I'm seeing it take nearly a week to get back to normal, but since we go weekly,that just doesn't work. I nomally only do BS rarely, since it leaves my hair feeling stripped, so weekely is a huge change.<br><br>
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swim cap?<br><br>
seriously. it's the only thing i have figured out!
 

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I wore a swim cap when I swam regularly. A latex one sticks to the hair and pulls but a good quality sillicone one doesn't. You can get them from sporting goods stores or order from swimoutlet.com<br>
Best I could do was use a chlorine removing swimmer's shampoo right after swimming, condition it, then do nothing on days I didn't swim.<br><br>
(Now that I'm not swimming I just use water, an ox horn comb, and a boar bristle brush.)
 

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Wow, not much hope huh? Darn, was hoping someone would have some great idea, with out a cap. I have a ton of hair, so would really be a pain just for 30 minutes of so playing with the kids.<br><br>
Thanks though, and I'll keep my hopes up for that miracle <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Honestly, I think the swim cap is worth it coz it makes your hair less tangled when you get out of the pool. Braid your hair (mine is always braided anyway) and it's easy to get it all up in there. Just my personal opinion though.
 

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I've read that washing your hair in milk will neutralize the chlorine.
 

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I just couldn't get it to work. My hair was TERRIBLE after being in the pool. Soooo, I broke down & bought the Aubrey Swimmer's Shampoo!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Interesting. But I only buy expensive milk so I doubt I'll be trying it.</div>
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You could get some comercial milk or even powdered milk to use for this, not for drinking. I keep powdered milk in my bathroom as I find milk and oatmeal baths soothing and skin softening. I wouldn't drink the stuff though!
 

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We use powdered milk also. We don't use it for anything except the bath after the pool. It doesn't seem to me like we have chlorine on our hair and we don't smell like chlorine.
 
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