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Why Does Chlorine Turn my Hair Green?

Why Does Chlorine Turn my Hair Green?
The real culprit behind your green hair is the reaction between the chlorine (or other sanitizing chemicals) and copper - a common algaecide for pools. Have you ever noticed the bluish-green patina on copper roofs, cupolas, turrets, or the Statue of Liberty? All started as the bright, shiny reddish-brown color but fell victim to oxidation over the years. When the sanitizing agents (oxidizers) react with the copper, your hair provides an ideal stage for this color-changing show. 

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Swimmers Wellness: Wellness Tips from Tom

Swimmers Wellness: Wellness Tips from Tom

Swimmers continue to look to us for solutions to their hair issues.  In years past, we as an industry sold clarifiers and purifiers because that was all that was available from professionals to their clients. Clarifiers and purifiers might be effective for removing product buildup, but the deepest cleansers with a high pH are not what swimmers need.  Swimmers do not have dirty hair; they have a buildup of minerals and oxidizers such as chlorine that will discolor, damage, and can cause breakage. Products for swimmers were formulated with some of the harshest chemicals and some of the most aggressive...

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