Hair Smelling like Chlorine - even AFTER showering

December 28, 2012

Yesterday on Twitter, zaynsclassy posted "my hair is so parched because of the pool, and even washing the smell of chlorine keeps, HELP ME."  

zaynsclassy seems to be describing a very common problem experienced by people who swim in chlorinated pools: malignant chlorine.  Malignant chlorine is the chlorine that bonds to biological fibers, where it remains stuck even after conventional washing with soap, shampoo, water, etc.  Malignant chlorine oxidizes the surface of a persons hair and skin and continues to damage the hair and skin long after the swimmer leaves the pool.

Fortunately, we have an easy fix for zaynsclassy's parched hair and smelly chlorine hair.  Washing with a concentrated, buffered solution of vitamin C after swimming will completely wash away all of the lingering malignant chlorine.  zaynsclassy should notice the benefit the very first time because the chlorine smell will go away.

Below, I have pasted what other people were saying on Twitter about chlorine, hair, and skin yesterday.  It seems like there are a lot of malignant chlorine problems out there.  For example, ValentineDakota complains that "My hair smells still like chlorine! Omg yucky."  And  Rainy0218 explains that the chlorine is burning his skin off

Hopefully we can tell this people about the solution.  If you know someone suffering from malignant chlorine - please tell them to check out SwimSpray at

--- Yesterday’s Tweets about Chlorine ---

Rainy0218 By the end of swim season my face is going to be just bone... THE CHLORINE IS BURNING MY SKIN OFFFF

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:28:44 from web 

darbymikac When your skin still smells like chlorine even after a shower.<<

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:24:52 from web 

Polaris_Pools #Tip of the day via @PoolGearPlus Do not try to break apart chlorine tablets; doing this can burn your skin. #safety

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:10:13 from HootSuite 

uhohmanlow The chlorine in town water is making my hair and skin so sad #pictonprobs

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:59:59 from Twitter for iPhone 

ValentineDakota My hair smells still like chlorine! Omg yucky

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:57:22 from  

PeekABooItsMe my arm hair smells like chlorine.

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:49:08 from web 

DillonZimmerly4 RT @kylieharrison3: #WhenIWasLittle I spent a whole summer swimming and the chlorine turned my hair green.

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:35:08 from Twitter for iPhone 

sarahraider My hair still smells like chlorine

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