We are often asked about blonde hair turning green in swimming pools so we asked Remi Cachet Educator and Extensionsist, Abigail Nicholls, to explain more.
Blonde hair is very porous and easily absorbs colour especially when bleached and coloured. The build of chlorine on your hair can allow the traces of copper and iron in the water to absorb into the blonde hair turning it a shade of green. It’s not just green that you need to look for, darker hair colours often turn orange. This is also what many extension wearers look for as the extension hair started off life dark and then have been processed into the colour they are now. This is obviously more prone during the holidays as we have fun the pool chlorine, sun, sea salt and water filter systems abroad all attack our perfect tresses.
There are a few simple rules to help protect you hair and keep your colour safe this summer.
- Wet your hair before getting in the pool
- Use your conditioner or leave-in conditioner to act as a mask on your wet hair
- Rinse your hair when you get out of the pool or sea
- Wash your hair thoroughly each day with a clarifying shampoo such as Remi Cachet pre-treatment Shampoo
- Blue or Silver shampoo will help tone the orange pigments
If you have any concerns, please ask your stylist before your holiday and have your colour checked on your return home.
Please Note: Your hair extensions will need additional maintenance and care when on holiday to keep them looking at their best. Please ask your extensionist about this during your consultation to learn more about maintenance and also read our notes on Summer Sun hair care