If you grew up with blond hair, you know that in addition to awesomeness and relaxation with Summer comes green hair. I don’t even dunk my platinum head in a pool that’s not saltwater, but my toe-headed little girl with her swim lessons at the public pool? She looks like she’s (way prematurely) rocking’ a green ombre.
I mean, is that some green hair, or what? And although my husband laughed and called me spoiled when I told him I remembered using special shampoo as a kid to keep the green out and swore up and down his sister used lemons, my mother-in-law has since vindicated me in that of course you have to use special shampoo to get that color out of their hair! Here are some great products to try combatting the dreaded green:
1. George’s Swimmers’ Shampoo
George’s Swimmers’ Shampoo is what I used to keep the green out as a kid taking daily dips for swim team.
2. Paul Mitchell’s Clarifying Shampoo
Paul Mitchell’s Clarifying Shampoo is great for keeping chlorine at bay when used daily. (It sadly hasn’t done the trick for our little punk rock swimmer.)
3. California Baby
California Baby is great because it’s all natural and allergen free.
4. Swimmers Wellness
For more intensive care, Swimmers Wellness provides a trifecta of shampoo, conditioner, and weekly treatment to release the minerals that attach to your hair causing the green.
Triswim’s formula is another great way to get rid of all the nasties pools leave in your hair.
(via Back Country)
And of course if you’re dead set on home remedies like my husband, you can see how to use baking soda, vitamin C, or tomato paste to take a stab at the unwanted green.