Washing out chlorine?

ttoosdayttoosday Registered Users Posts: 509 Curl Connoisseur
I have read all over Science-y's blog and can't really find anything that specifically states what ingredients in a shampoo may wash out chlorine. Mainly all I can find online is this: soak your hair in water before you swim in pools. Oil up your hair before you swim in pools. Or slather your hair with conditioner before you swim in pools. Well first of all, I am not convinced that just wetting hair down with regular water prevents chlorine damage, but I guess I can see the reasoning. I am wondering what REMOVES chlorine from hair if it is already there.

I have a vit-c chloramine filter on my shower, and we used bromine in our hot tub, and I don't generally swim in pools, so it's not super imperative to find a shampoo to remove chlorine, but I've just been wondering about it lately. I use a hard water shampoo with Disodium EDTA to remove hard water buildup, but does it also removes chlorine? And if not, what kind of ingredient does it? I would think if Vit C is only the ingredient like the shower filter sites claim it is, why didn't Science-y point that out on her post about chlorine? Thoughts?
CG since 11/2014
Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
Low density, very coarse, high porosity
Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
Protein: Hask Keratin
Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel


  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Hmmm, I wonder if one can say that chlorine is *in* the hair and needs to be washed out. I think that it probably evaporates as your hair dries, but as it evaporates, it causes significant drying. So maybe a chlorine-removing shampoo does nothing unless applied when hair is wet from the pool. Not sure though.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • Gaby.VintimiGaby.Vintimi Registered Users Posts: 124 Curl Neophyte
    I swim once a week, I put oil on my hair. After swimming I was regularly and deep condition. Haven't notice any damage due to chlorine done to my hair. I'm not sure if there is a shampoo, that will remove it, I think the most important is not to let it be absorbed into the hair.
    2c, dense and coarse hair.

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