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Hair health and science

Green Day

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Dive into the truth about pool hair! Is it true that chlorine in pool water turns blonde locks green? Discover the culprit behind this phenomenon and learn how to restore your hair's natural shade.

Chlorine from pools can turn your hair green.

Verdict: True

If you’re a blonde swimmer you might’ve noticed that, eventually, the water turns your tresses a lovely shade of chartreuse. Here’s a little-known fact: it’s actually not a result of chlorine. The culprit? The oxidized metals found in the solutions used to cleanse pools (like copper, which turns from brown to green over time i.e., the Statue of Liberty). These metals can deposit a greenish hue onto strands, which shows up on light hair. Good thing it’s easy to reverse! Simply remove the shade with a detoxifying, clarifying shampoo.

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