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Ways to Stop Getting Green Hair from Your Pool

Summer is finally upon us, meaning it’s time to reach out to your pool maintenance company in Alpharetta to get the cover taken off your pool so you can enjoy everything from tanning, to pool games, to swimming laps, all summer long. However, if you’re not careful, you can fall victim to the curse of green hair when you are using your pool, which can easily ruin the experience and leave you feeling silly. Read on for three of the easiest ways to prevent green hair from ruining your summer pool experience.

Start Wet

Green hair is caused by the chlorine of the pool reacting with your hair, so the best way to prevent it is to reduce the amount of contact your hair has with the pool water. An easy and cheap way to do this is to wet your hair before heading in to the pool. This will create a small barrier between your hair and the water, which will go a long way to prevent green hair, while not costing you anything beyond a small amount of tap water.


If the water does not create a strong enough barrier to prevent green hair, there are still other options. You can use a leave in conditioner when you wash your hair, which will remain on your head (preferably under a swim cap) and create a much stronger barrier for your hair to prevent it turning green.

After the Fact

When you have already swum, there are still things you can do to stop green hair from taking over your head. Promptly showering after you swim will allow you to wash the chlorine out of your hair before any damage is done. Make sure that you both shampoo and condition if possible, as the chlorine can also dry out your hair and do additional damage. If things get really dire, and you need to remove the green fast, you can put something acidic in your hair, such as lemon or tomato juice, to take care of the problem.

Having a pool allows you to have amazing amounts of fun. By making sure to prevent green hair and taking steps to resolve it, you can ensure an enjoyable summer for all.

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