What do no-shampoo folks do after swimming in a chlorine-laden lap pool? Just rinsing with water doesn't seem to do the trick in my hair - but battling back the chlorine with the chemicals in my shampoo seems like a poor option as well.
I love how envigorating swimming is and the convenience of my complex's free lap pool is hard to beat. So for the sake of this question let's say "don't swim in a chlorine-laden lap pool" is not an option.
YOu could just use regular all natural soap. I use natural almond oil soap to keep my hair clean. I have tried soap from a number of oils, but one I have found made from almond oil seems to be most gentle on my hair. I read the ingredients carefully to make sure the only ingredients are saponified oils.
When I need to use shampoo, for whatever reason, my hair is very smooth and happy with this one. I'm sure there are others out there, but I was amazed how soft and nice my hair feels--and my scalp doesn't itch, which is amazing.
i swim with a silicone hat, but i hear that neoprene ones are much better at keeping the water out. there is one I plan to get. the My swim cap Diva (it is supposed to be perfect for those with long hair)!