Has your hair turned green? Don’t worry! Let’s find out what to do and how to prevent this problem.
Sometimes it can happen that your hair turns green. But for what reason? First, let’s tell you that this usually happens to blonde hair. The foliage tends to take on a greenish color because of the water. Especially that of the swimming pool. But it is not the fault of the color, as many believe, but of the copper and other hard metals present in the water.
The latter are present in different types of water, from tap water to well water. When chlorine is introduced into pool water as a cleaning agent, it does nothing but oxidize hard metals. The hair, being naturally porous, thus takes on a greenish hue.
How to eliminate and prevent green hair
At this point we have to ask ourselves… Why i blond hair are they more likely to go green? The cause is to be found in their light shade and, obviously, the lightening of the hair can increase porosity, making it even more susceptible. Brown, black, and red hair are just as exposed to copper and pool chlorine, but they don’t show coloring as prominently as blondes.
But regardless of your hair color, if you have highlights, your lightened locks can be affected, so it’s important to take the same precautions as blondes when it comes to swimming. To prevent green hair, we want to treat you some advices:
- Wet your hair before entering the pool: copper and chlorine will not stick to your hair so firmly if you go in with wet hair.
- Apply a balm before entering the pool. This way the water won’t stick to your hair easily.
- Wash your hair with the shampoo immediately after exiting the pool and that’s it.
Having clarified this, at this point let’s see how green hair is eliminated. There are several products that can be purchased to eliminate green, but we want to reveal a few home remedies using ingredients you probably already have at home.
Using a quarter to a half cup of baking soda (depending on the amount of green in your hair), make a paste with baking soda and water. Cover the green areas and proceed massaging the strands. At this point rinse, continue with the shampoo and conditioner.
Using lemon juice may sound familiar, although you may have used it as a natural way to lighten blonde hair in the sun. To get rid of the green of the pool, carefully saturate your hair with lemon juice (it can be either fresh or bottled). Let it sit for some minutes before rinsing, wash thoroughly. Be careful though, lemon juice can deprive your hair of natural oils, making them brittle. So, if you choose this option, be sure to get a deep treatment.
Best impregnate your hair with tomato juice, then leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, you can use ketchup. After you have covered them, you will need to wrap your hair in aluminum foil or one shower cap and let them rest on the head for about 30 minutes. once this is done, proceed with washing the hair.