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Atom Starfire November 18th, 2017 08:34 AM

Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
I have been swimming for years. But until several months ago, I started getting an itchy scalp after swimming. Is it normal? And what is causing it, is it the chlorine, or does it mean the water is unclean? I don't itch on any other body part.

Dalcourt November 18th, 2017 09:18 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Well it's hard to say. Could be the chlorine. Do you use any new hair products?

sazzzo November 18th, 2017 01:14 PM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
I've had that before and I'm sure it was the chemicals they put in the water. I found that using an anti dandruff shampoo when I shower after swimming helped. It annoyed my mum because I was always last dressed after swimming but at least my head didn't itch.

Zachary G November 18th, 2017 03:43 PM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
the chemicals and the chlorine they use can dry out your skin and your scalp which will make it itch. Try using some moisturizing conditioner in your hair and see if that helps.

Atom Starfire November 20th, 2017 08:01 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalcourt (Post 3591427)
Well it's hard to say. Could be the chlorine. Do you use any new hair products?

Nope. I just use the regular shampoo that the pool showers provide for free. At home I just use regular shampoo.

JamesCam November 20th, 2017 04:56 PM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
I sometimes get it all over. I have to be as thorough as possible when I shower after swimming. So I know how u feel.
Mine is just a sensitivity to the chlorine.
Just try to wash it all off

Just JT November 25th, 2017 10:53 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
You can also wear one of those skil caps swimmers wear so the hair on your head doesn’t get wet.

Atom Starfire November 26th, 2017 08:59 PM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Just JT (Post 3593805)
You can also wear one of those skil caps swimmers wear so the hair on your head doesn’t get wet.

I could. Thanks. I will try.

Max the Disenchanter December 3rd, 2017 11:59 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
mine itches after my swim meets. chlorine dries your scalp.

Atom Starfire December 5th, 2017 09:56 PM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by max02 (Post 3597364)
mine itches after my swim meets. chlorine dries your scalp.

Would using conditioner help? I don't use conditioner usually.

Hansolo January 14th, 2018 08:02 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Yea my scalp gets itchy after i swim everyime

rohancool January 14th, 2018 11:30 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hansolo (Post 3619332)
Yea my scalp gets itchy after i swim everyime

I think it's because of chlorine they add in the swimming pool. I always get shower after getting out from swimming pool.

Anthony17 January 16th, 2018 02:20 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Unfortunately, I'm not sure as I've never had any experiences of the sort.

TWDjacob January 16th, 2018 04:02 PM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
It happens to me too because of the chlorine so I need to shower right after if my head was under water

NewLeafsFan January 23rd, 2018 06:40 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
It sounds like the whatever is in the water is drying out your hair. Maybe the chemicals used to clean the pool have changed. Or maybe your hair is more dry than it used to be. Maybe try showering and conditioning your hair after you swim?

CuteGuy889 January 25th, 2018 01:55 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
One of my swimmer friends got it....It got pretty bad that he had to shave his hair to keep the itching at bay.....It was sad to see his cute longish blond hair gone.

Natacha December 4th, 2018 07:07 AM

Re: Is it normal for scalp to be itchy after swimming
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalcourt (Post 3591427)
Well it's hard to say. Could be the chlorine. Do you use any new hair products?

Agree. In some pools i itch too and in some I don't. It could be the level of chlorine in the water. Sometimes if you wash the hair too often, it can happen too


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