The holidays usually mean heavy pool use—and this Labor Day weekend will be no different, as milder temperatures are forecast. YEAH! This heavy pool use can mean damage to your hair if you are not careful.
There are shampoos and other hair care products that help remove the chlorine and other pool chemicals from your hair. If you have hair that turns green, it is not, as many believe, from the chlorine. For many years chlorine has been blamed for turning blonde hair green, but, as it turns out, the real problem is the copper in the water. If you are experiencing this problem, you should have your water tested. There are chemicals available at pool supply stores that you can apply to the pool water that help prevent green hair problems. Some everyday swimmers wet their hair with tap water before swimming believing the pool chemicals won’t penetrate hair that is already saturated. To help remove much of the chemicals, it is a good idea to rinse your hair immediately after swimming.