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How to fix green hair from chlorine?
Old 06-23-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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My daughter has GREEN hair from the chlorine in our pool!! I've never had to deal with this before as she is my only strawberry-blonde.

I've done a little research on the internet, but came to my trusted PT friends for final advice.

So, what works and what doesn't?

TIA


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I was blonde as a kid and on a swim team. I used to wash my hair with Lemon Juice. I am pretty sure it worked, but it has been a very long time-hair is no longer blonde!
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I had this problem as a kid...now I see there is treatment for it. I saw something at the checkout counter at the pharmacy the other day for this very thing! Can't remember what it was called, but thought to myself, "wish they had this when I was a kid!!"
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a shampoo that takes out the green--I used it when my dd was little--but I can not remember the name. I got it in CVS/Walgreens and I know it's in Target. Sorry I can not remember the name. It takes a few washings to get it back to the natural color--then keep using it to keep it out. My dd was a pool rat and had light brown hair--I remember brushing it and admiring the "gold highlights" and a few days later they were green! Good luck!
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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DD had this problem the summer she was in my SIL's wedding!

We were told to use a clarifying shampoo. It worked!


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Old 06-23-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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I used to use this product a few years ago to the chlorine and green highlights out of my hair. It is basically a clarifying shampoo. I don't know if they still carry it but I remember getting it at CVS or Walmart.
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We used the same. we don't use chlorine in our pool, but when we go on vacation, I always take this along. The chlorine can do a number on my hair color!
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Hair does NOT turn green from Chlorine. It actually turns green if the PH in the water is too high. Its the copper in the water turning her hair green. You might want to get your levels checked. The ph should be between 7.2 and 7.6. If its too high your hair will turn green.

There is a special shampoo you can get that removes the metal from your hair.
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My DDs and DSs are tow-heads. We've been having a real problem this summer with green hair. I found that straight vinegar poured on the hair works great. After soaking their hair in white vinegar, they shower and wash and condition as normal. They haven't had any problems with their hair being too dry. Their hair looks shiny and healthy, in fact.
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