My Family has platinum blond hair. Some summers it becomes a lovely shade of green, from the chlorine in pools. My daughter loves to dye the tips of her hair pink, but does not so much like the green look. So we have a few tricks for keeping her hair a beautiful shade of blond all summer long.
First we pre wet her hair before she gets in the pool. If the hair is already saturated with fresh water it will absorb less of the chlorinated water from the pool. Next we always rinse it thoroughly with fresh water as soon as she gets done in the pool. If we start to see some “green” tinting to her hair we use one of these two methods. I actually prefer the Apple Cider vinegar because it is easier to apply, but my daughter is not big on the smell. So she prefers the baking soda method. I have found both to work equally well.
1.Baking soda- Mix Baking soda and water together to make a paste. apply to thoroughly cover your hair. Allow to sit for 10-20 minutes and then rinse out. If it feels slightly slimy when rinsing, that means it is working. After rinsing your hair shampoo and condition as normal.
2 .Apple Cider Vinegar- Mix one cup water and one cup apple cider vinegar. put in a spray bottle and spray your hair until it is saturated. Allow to sit for 10-20 minutes and then shampoo and condition hair as normal.
Even in winter, if you have a lot of metals and mineral in your water, your hair might start to take on a green or bluish tint from the hard water in your shower. These tricks will also remove “hard water” hair stains.