Thursday, 26 May 2016

Review | Swimovate PoolMate Swimmer's Shampoo

Since starting to swim regularly last year, I noticed a real change in the condition of my hair; my ends have always got dry and split quite quickly even after a decent trim, but it had reached the point where my hair just didn't look or feel nice. It never felt clean, the roots felt permanently oily and sticky, like I hadn't quite washed all my shampoo out... And it just looked blergh. My hairdresser suggested trying an anti-chlorine shampoo (I know... I can't believe it had never occurred to me, either!), and I was amazed to find an SLS-free one to try out.
Swimovate Poolmate Swimmer's Shampoo Review
Swimovate PoolMate Swimmer's Shampoo doesn't have any fancy packaging or super-pretty, Instagram-worthy branding - just a black plastic bottle with a click-down-pop-up lid which allows you to squeeze out the shampoo easily. Swimovate claim, "Four different chlorine binding agents remove chlorine and metal ion residues from the hair. Moisturising coconut oil helps nourish and protect."
The first thing I noticed was the lovely coconut scent - coconut always smells like holidays to me so that is more than okay with me. I love the scent of this shampoo! It has a thick pearly-white texture which is easy to massage through wet hair; I tend to shampoo twice before following with a conditioner (I'm currently using Dr Organic's Manuka Honey one), and then towel-dry before adding a quick spritz of Tresemmé's Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist combed through my ends.
Swimovate Poolmate Shampoo
Since adding Swimovate PoolMate shampoo into my routine, I've found that my hair no longer gets that nasty build-up feeling after a few swims, and it's generally in much better condition; I think with this and the Tresemmé spray, I'm onto a winning combination! My hair still gets oily quite quickly but hey, you can't win 'em all! I only use this on days when I've actually been swimming, but I don't think there's any reason not to use it every time you wash your hair as it's a perfectly functional shampoo.
The best price I've found for this shampoo is £6.27 for the 200ml bottle here, although I've not ordered from this website so I can't comment on that I'm afraid (my Mum ordered this for me and I'm not sure where she bought it from, sorry!) - but it's also available on Amazon for £9.79 here. Have you ever used a specific swimming shampoo?

xo
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33 comments:

  1. It sounds like it will leave your hair feeling heaps cleaner after beach or pool days. Perfect with summer coming up!

    Emma | EMMAMATTHEWS.CO.UK

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    1. Definitely - I imagine it'll be the perfect product to take care of your hair on holiday :) xo

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  2. What a cool idea for a product - I love swimming in the summer so I'll definitely keep an eye out for this.

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  3. This sounds like a great solution to straw-hair! Thanks Jess.

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    1. It's been working really well for me Keely :) xo

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  4. Sounds like an essential for summer with all of that swimming! I quite like that the packaging is basic too, not faffing about being fancy, it does what it says on the label!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. That's a good point - at least it does what it's supposed to do! :) xo

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  5. It's so hard to keep your hair in good condition when you are swimming a lot. I was really interested to read about the Swimovate Poolmate Shampoo - it sounds amazing. Definitely a great product to have for summer!

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    1. It really is difficult, April! Glad you found it interesting xo

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  6. YES. I've been a routine swimmer for more than 10 years now... thank you for ending my struggle to find a good protecting shampoo! xX

    kynialikethecountry.blogspot.com

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    1. I feel your pain Kynia! I hope it works for you :) xo

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  7. Firstly, I am LOVING the name - gotta love a good pun-based product! But it sounds like this combo is really delivering for you and I hear you, I LOVE coconut to help you drift away to sunnier climes!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x
    www.fashiondujour.co.uk

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    1. It's been working really well and YES, coconut scents are the one <3 xo

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  8. Oh wow, I've never heard of the Pool Shampoo before. But good to know, we love swimming and going for holiday pretty soon. Thank you for sharing xx

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    1. No problem Justina, glad you found it helpful! :) xo

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  9. This sounds perfect for the summer months in the pool! :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

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    1. Yes definitely Ambar, it's quickly become a must-have for me! xo

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  10. No I've never used a swimming specific shampoo, but I don't really go swimming often. I imagine it would be a good one to take on hol though xx

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    1. That's fair enough! It'd definitely be brilliant for holidays though :) xo

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  11. The same thing happened to me when I took up swimming again. I started using a Boots barrier wax, which really did help. This, being coconut scented, sounds lovely. Tx

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    1. Ooh I've not heard of barrier wax - I guess I'd be worried about it making my already-oily hair even oilier :/ xo

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  12. I can't remember the last time I went swimming! This shampoo sounds great x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I hadn't been for years until I started swimming again last summer! xo

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  13. I haven't been swimming in years but if I do, I wear a swim cap which keeps my hair dry. For the price this sounds like a great product x

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    1. Ah I've never found that swimming caps actually keep my hair dry :( xo

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  14. Something for everything now. Never would of thought but when I use to swim sometimes I'd either use a cap but was tough to get all my hair in lol or I'd put conditioner through my hair beforehand so it doesn't get so dried out. Seems like a good shampoo at a reasonable price xo

    LaaLaa | Dolce Vanity

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    1. I never remember to put conditioner in before I swim! This works really well for me though :) xo

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  15. Sounds like a perfect solution to a swimmer's hair issue.

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    1. It's been working perfectly for me Galina, I'm so glad I tried it! xo

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  16. That's such a clever idea my hair is like straw after swimming!

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  17. This sounds great! Need to add it in my routine, once I take up swimming again x

    Laura
    Öku Möku

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  18. My children love swimming and now i have found a protecting shampoo for all of us! thank you for sharing xox
    www.laurajanestyle.blogspot.co.uk

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