How to Get Out Green Swimmers Hair
Summer is here and we spend a lot of it in the pool. Being blondes, our hair usually turns green after a couple of days!
Over the years I have tried every home remedy out there. From baking soda + a clarifying shampoo to tomato juice to any kind of hair product that claimed it would reduce the green hair effect from swimming in a chlorinated pool.
I even did a science project in 5th grade on it! I tested 3 shampoos that claimed to reduce the green swimmers hair and found that none of them worked very well. I learned a lot though!
Like What is Green Swimmers Hair?
You may be surprised to learn that it is not the chlorine alone turning our hairs green. You see, our hair is very porous making it quick to absorb anything it comes into contact with. Pools are filled with hard metals like copper, iron and manganese. These hard metals are oxidized by the chlorine and then stick to your hair, allowing for easy absorption – thus turning your hair green.
Conscious Beauty Tip – Fully getting your hair wet before entering the pool will help your hair to absorb less of the hard metals oxidized by the chlorine.
How Do I Get Rid of Green Swimmers Hair?
I have always just used the best shampoo I could find and have just dealt with it. Until last summer.
It was almost time for school to start and my daughter’s hair was seriously green. I knew there had to be some scientific advancement made in this since I had been in middle school… so I did a google search.
I found the Malibu Swimmers Wellness Treatment Kit. It has great reviews and is a simple packet and shampoo/conditioner system that is reasonably priced on Amazon. Carrying the same name as me, I had to try it!!
As described on Amazon:
About the Product
- This gentle restorative system nourishes, strengthens and protects while preventing damage and discoloration caused by exposure to pool, spa or ocean water
- Naturally removes damaging mineral deposits and toxins left on hair from pool, spa or ocean water
- Effectively lifts out green discoloration by removing copper build-up
- Restores manageability, vibrancy and moisture
This product has great reviews on Amazon, is a completely vegan, sustainable, conscious product and I was excited to try it.
First we shampooed her hair. Then we put the powder from the packet on and left it on for about 4-5 minutes. Pictured above.
Does Malibu Swimmers Wellness Treatment Kit Get Rid of Green Swimmers Hair?
We rinsed that out and conditioned and voi-wa-la!
Green is gone!!!
Yes, it works!
Seriously, this stuff works miracles. It is the only thing I have ever seen that takes the green right out. I have already bought mine for this summer, you can grab yours on the Amazon link below.
Happy Summer Swimming!
Malibu Mama Loves Xx
Here are the links to purchase the Malibu Swimmers Wellness Treatment Kit or the Malibu Swimmer Wellness Box of 12 Packets. They are affiliate links so thank you in advance for helping to support this blog, I truly appreciate it. 😉