Back in June we did our first review on a series of products from TriSwim/SBR Sports. SBR Sports produces a series of body and hair care products for the triathlete and swimmer. As any triathlete training for an IM or HIM can tell you, there’s a lot more to preparation than just working out. You worry about getting clothes washed, balancing life and workouts and other annoying but essential administrative details. Taking care of your skin and hair is no different: it’s not the most sexy thing to worry about, but it’s essential nonetheless.
If you’re interested in looking back at our initial impressions of the TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner, you can check out our initial review. We’ve also completed initial reviews for the rest of the TriSwim product line. Check out our initial review of the TriSwim Body Wash and our review of the TriSwim Lotion.
Background on SBR Sports:
SBR Sports was established in 2003 by Karen Allard. Karen is a triathlete and USAT Certified Coach. Through her training, she became aware of the damage chlorine and other chemicals cause to athletes’s hair and skin. After using many available products, Karen decided to start her own line of products to assist athletes facing the same issues.
Details of TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner:
TriSwim Shampoo contains organic aloe, a botanical agent prized for it’s moisturizing, soothing and calming properties. In addition to the aloe, TriSwim Shampoo contains 5 sequestering agents, Vitamins E and A and Pro-Vitamin B5. Working together, SBR claims that these chemicals help to remove chlorine and chlorine odors, while also removing copper deposits that can cause a greenish tint to frequent swimmers’ hair. TriSwim Shampoo has a mild citrus scent.
TriSwim Conditioner is designed to help moisturize your hair after using the shampoo and to help heal dry and damaged hair. SBR claims that the conditioner does this without creating a heavy buildup of product in your hair.
Testing TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner:
As mentioned in our initial review, two reviewers have been using the TriSwim products since we received the samples.
Our male tester generally doesn’t spend a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner. When using this inexpensive shampoo and conditioner, the male tester often has to wash his hair twice or apply conditioner twice to achieve desirable results. Even when shampooing and conditioning once or twice, the smell of chlorine doesn’t always wash out.
After using the TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner for almost two months, our male tester was impressed with the performance of both products. The TriSwim Shampoo never required a second application. The shampoo left his hair noticeably softer than standard shampoo. The shampoo also removed most, if not all, of the chlorine smell. In a few tests, the male tester used the shampoo without using the conditioner and noticed a significant decrease in chlorine odor. The TriSwim Conditioner also worked well for our male tester. The conditioner leaves your hair softer and much less brittle than other cheap options. When used with the shampoo, the conditioner eliminated chlorine odor completely.
Our female tester was also pleased with the performance of both products. She normally uses more expensive hair products to minimize chlorine damage. As a blonde and a lifelong swimmer, she is familiar with the damage chlorine causes after extended exposure.
She found the shampoo to be as effective as her normal shampoo, a product she normally purchases at salon supply stores for a higher price. The added benefit of using TriSwim was the elimination of chlorine odor, something her normal shampoo doesnt’ do. She was happy with the conditioner’s performance. She normally uses a heavy duty hair masque to restore volume and softness after swimming. She reported her hair was just as healthy looking and feeling, but lacked a little of the shine she normally expected from her hair products.
Overall Impressions of TriSwim Shampoo and Conditioner:
After using the test samples for up to two months, both testers were pleased with the performance. The light citrus smell was pleasant and disappeared soon after use, taking with it the smell of chlorine. Both the shampoo and conditioner restored the a healthy and full feeling to both our male and female testers’ hair. Our female tester didn’t notice any buildup from the conditioner in the extended test and believes SBRSport’s claim that the conditioner won’t cause buildup.
We’re happy to recommend SBR Sports Shampoo and Conditioner to our readers. The products are reasonably inexpensive and SBR Sports offers free samples if you would like to try them yourself. The Shampoo and Conditioner both restore and revitalize your hair and remove the smell of chlorine that triathletes and swimmers frequently experience.