A few weeks ago I posted a short review on TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner that Adena gave me. Through the comments section Andrew from SwimSpray contacted me and offered a sample of their product, SwimSpray, to test out. Being a sucker for anything free as well as not loving the Eau d’ Chlorine I was becoming known for I said sure. On Tuesday the package arrived and I got to use it today for the first time.
“Dr. Andrew Chadeayne, who holds a PhD in Chemistry from Cornell University solved the problem using all natural products by inventing SwimSpray which prevents chlorine from bonding to hair and skin. SwimSpray is 100% natural with vitamin C and eliminates chlorine odour and irritation.”
And it works! I was in the pool for about 1h total today with an easy 3500 yards on the agenda. After getting out I followed the simple instructions.
Spray yourself with SwimSpray
Wash as normal
After spraying it in my hair and on my arms I noticed a tingly, very mild burning sensation. I didn’t continue spraying as I wasn’t sure what was going on and sure as hell didn’t want to get any on my “sensitive” area. I finished my shower, got home, and Lisa performed the smell test. It worked, I didn’t smell like a swimming pool.
I followed up with Andrew who replied that it was a normal sensation. SwimSpray is slightly acidic and can irritate dry skin. I have really dry skin. I lotion up often but spend enough time in the pool that dry skin is still an issue. The good news is that Andrew also replied stating that it would go away after a short while as the chlorine bond breaks and my skin and hair go back to normal.
In short I am sold on this after one use. I have used expensive shampoos from my barber, more reasonable shampoos like TriSwim and they did work but it always felt like it was more of a cover up that a removal of the Chlorine. The 2oz sample bottle I was sent feels like it should last about a few weeks or about 9 swims and at $9 that is a good deal if you ask me. There is a bigger 4oz bottle as well as multi packs available too.
If you want more details click on the picture which will take you to the SwimSpray page. If you buy it and don’t like it, I’ll buy what you have left :)
Follow this link to see the original post: http://barefoottriathlete.ca/2012/03/29/anti-chlorine/.