Last week, we sunk the “chlorine burns my eyes” myth. This week, we want to continue with the chlorine theme and discuss how it affects your hair.
As we noted in Part One, chlorine is a cleaning agent and a chemical bleach. It’s a great disinfect of harmful bacteria in the water, but it’s so powerful that it strips the natural oils from your hair AND it has the strength to change your hair color! According to Hairfinder.com, a brighter or bolder hair dye color, with a blue base (ask your hairdresser!), can possibly tint hair green because of the bleach.
However, it’s not just the bleach in the chlorine that’s dying hair. Scientifically, SwimUniversity.com explains that when a pool is overloaded with metals in the purification system (specifically copper), chlorine works to oxidize those metals. This process also binds proteins in the hair strands, producing a green tint in the hair whether it’s dyed or not.
In order to prevent chlorine from damaging your hair color, here are some simple solutions:
Give our team of highly-trained pool experts a call at 919-851-9700 today and ask about our cleaning products or our pool maintenance services!