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Improving Summer Hair
Posted: July 31, 2006
page 2 of 2How can one prevent the condition that frequent swimmers know as “green hair”?
Lightly colored or bleached hair takes on a greenish cast from swimming in chlorinated pools because of the dissolved copper in the pool water. Chlorine in the water oxidizes these deposits, turning them green just like an old or heavily corroded penny. If your consumer swims frequently, suggest that she wear a bathing cap or apply a leave-in conditioner. Consumers may also complain that the chlorinated water leaves hair feeling rough, dry and dull; after swimming they should treat their hair to a powerful deep-conditioning treatment for added insurance.
- Dianna Kenneally, senior scientist, P&G Beauty