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Why does blonde hair turn green when swimming?

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Answered 2008-06-29 20:04:31

Chlorine does this. use a shampoo for silver hair to get it out. some brands are shimmer lights, so silver. The shampoo is purple. It has to be purple to cut the green. It has nothing to do with chlorine. The offender is� copper. Additionally, your pH is out of wack! Check with your water supplier - the water in your house Plumbing is probably at 3.0 ppm. so does your hair turn green then - think not. Correct the pool water pH and total alkalinity and your problems will decrease or disappear. k

A series of events must occur before hair, or anything else in the pool, can turn green. The water must be allowed to become aggressive; it must dissolve some metallic copper, it must have sulfates in it, then � high pH conditions must prevail (values above pH 8.3) to precipitate the stuff that the water had previously dissolved. This last step can happen in the water itself, on the plaster or� in the hair! Green hair color cannot manifest itself without copper in the water, then in the hair � yet neither should be the case in a well-managed pool. Copper simply shouldn't be in your pool. Copper pipes and bronze impellers contribute along with the heater's internal elements. Since pH is by far the most influential variable in the CSI, one could safely say that temporary low pH � caused by acidic sanitizers or by excessive pH correction with acid � is the primary "cause" for this aggressive water. Such water achieves this fulfillment by taking on every metal and mineral in its environment, and that includes generous portions of the pool-system's copper. Everybody's hair absorbs this copper-bearing water. Yes, the black-, brown- and red-headed kids as well as the blonds take on this still invisible dissolved metal. Then the second influence finishes the job: they shampoo. As all normal shampoos have high pH values, the dreaded precipitation occurs. Visible copper appears, providing that lovely shade of turquoise. Blond-haired swimmers are most obvious since there is little pigment there to mask the green effect. And if the hair has been bleached blond you can expect near' twice the effect, as damaged or stripped hair has much more absorbency to hold the copper-bearing water. What can the swimmers do? Rinsing the hair thoroughly and towel drying rather than letting the water evaporate with contents left behind seems most effective. Shampooing with "swimmers' shampoo" helps because it has an intentionally lowered pH to avoid precipitation. The best plan, of course, is to swim in, or operate, a well-managed pool with perfect, copper-free water. If your swimmers are already affected, you can assure them that the color will fade after multiple shampoos.

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