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 Swimmers, Well Water, & Hard Water
  Posted: Mar 2 2007, 03:29 AM

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This is a repost with some edits of a thread I started a few years ago at LHC

Swimmers, Well Water, & Hard Water, questions for you

This is a new thread to find out what everyone does for these problems and to try to get the info in one thread.

1. If you are a swimmer what products for swimmer's hair have you tried? Which did you like or not like? Also if you have tips for swimming in salt water or tips for the beach you could post those too

Have you tried Malibu 2000 Swimmers Action?

Or have you tried Ultra Swim?

2. If you have well water or hard water what products have you tried? Which did you like or not like?

Have you tried Malibu 2000 Well Water Action?

3. If you do anything else like for example, vinegar rinses please tell us about that too.

If you are responding to these questions please also tell us your hair type if its not listed and also tell us if your hair is color treated, permed, or anything chemical. If you have henna you can tell us that too :)

I thought this would be a good way to get these kinds of products & ideas together.

Thanks in advance :)
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Posted: Mar 2 2007, 08:57 AM

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We have a well and I love it. We did a test a while back and our water is at the softest level.

When I go swimming, I use regular shampoo and conditioner. Ultra Swim is nice (and smells good) but I don't think it's any better than other store brands.
Posted: Mar 3 2007, 01:14 AM

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Have silver-gray hair that is getting tinged with yellow. Due to hard water. I am wanting to use a product to return it to original silver color. I'll watch this thread closely.
So far I have used (unsuccessfully, basically no change)
Matrix So Silver Shampoo
Pantene Silver Expressions Co.
Mrs. Stewart's Blueing
Kiwi Lime clarify Co
Joico Resolve chelate shampoo

Posted: May 15 2007, 05:06 AM

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We have terribly hard water in the part of SA I live (at the coast the water is wonderfully soft). I find that they only way I can counter act this is to do a white vinegar (DH loathes the smell of AVC) rinse followed by a single cup of cool water to wash the excess out.

LM this seems to help keep my white's white, but I only have a few so this may change as I get more.
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Thanks for the reminder on the white vinegar, MerryKat I have some and will use it again.
I have had the best success with plain ole shampoo and conditioner called Shimmer Lights by Clariol. I could tell the difference first use. :SnowAngel:
Posted: May 18 2007, 01:30 PM

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Hi all,

We have well water that DH claims to be soft. Me I am not so sure. I know it is terribly hard to keep our whites white in the laundry and I don't bleach my hair :/ I do try to use vinegar on occasion but I have not for a while. Maybe I need to try it again this wash. (It may help get out the smoke too)

Anyway, I CO with cheap conditioner - either WhiteRain or VO5. I can still get a squeaky clean feeling when I do it right.

Our water tastes pretty good though...

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