Many blondes find themselves in complete dismay when they splash around in a pool for hours and come out with green hair. If your hair turns green, you are not alone. Most people have heard that hair turns green because of chlorine in the pool water. If you think chlorine is the sole reason, you aren’t entirely incorrect. However, copper is the main reason hair turns green.
Copper is a metal found in water, especially tap water which produces the green tint in your hair. When chlorine and copper bond together, it creates a film that attaches itself to your hair, which in turns, turns it green. Never fear! Here is how to avoid and fix green hair from your swimming pool.
Whether you want to avoid green hair from happening, or you already have it and you want to remove it, here are 10 tips and solutions.
Apply a leave-in conditioner before you swim and the pool water won’t stick to your hair as much.
Do not jump into the pool with completely dry hair. If you swim with wet hair, the copper and chlorine will not stick to your hair as easily.
Always wash your hair the moment you finish swimming so that green pool hair doesn’t have time to form.
Coat your hair with tomato juice. Seriously. Once you let it sit for 10 minutes, wash and condition it and you’re ready to go. Make sure you do not have any allergies to tomato juice before you try this.
Or coat your hair in ketchup and let it sit for about half an hour before shampooing and conditioning. Make sure you do not have any allergies to ketchup before you try this.
Crush about 6 aspirin tablets inside a bowl and add warm water to the mixture. Once you let the mixture dissolve, put the mixture into your hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse it with clean water and then shampoo and condition like normal. Make sure you do not have any allergies to aspirin before you try this.
Use ¼ – ½ a cup of baking soda. Mix water in with the baking soda until you make a paste. Massage the paste into the affected green hair and rinse it out with clean water. Next, wash and condition as you normally would. You may repeat this process depending on the intensity of the green pool hair stain.
Try lemon juice on your hair. Furthermore, let it sit for 5-10 minutes before shampooing and conditioning.