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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I recently bleached my hair out and even though my rational mind knows that swimming pools and bleached hair turning green is only minuscule risk, I've been avoiding the pool.

Well, it's 120 at the park today, and miserable in my trailer, all I want to do is go sit in the pool till sundown without worry.

I even know that on the rare chance that there is enough dissolved copper in the pool water for my hair to turn green, it's barely a tint, and only temporary.

Reassure me, make me go soak and cool off, otherwise I won't survive the summer
post #2 of 18
Well, stop bleaching your hair for a start And go sit in that pool! Don't get your hair wet if absolutely necessary! And I don't remember the last time I saw anyone with green hair from pool chlorine, so it either rarely happens, or it's never noticeable.

Don't cook yourself!
post #3 of 18
bah just go if it turns green you can say your turning into one of those punk rock people and who cares what others think as long as your not dying from heat right?!
post #4 of 18
If by chance it does happen, you'll just look totally hip and cool! The envy of the drab! And for 0$! So you're getting a good deal, too!

Allright, allright.. maybe wear your hair up??
post #5 of 18
I would go, but not wet your hair
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I would go, but not wet your hair
I would definitely go.

120 degrees is wayyyy too hot for me to handle though. I'd have to do something to cool off.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by toones View Post

Allright, allright.. maybe wear your hair up??
coat w/conditioner, then put it into a bun. [assuming your hair is long, btw!]
post #8 of 18
Go, but don't dunk your head
post #9 of 18
Get your hair wet at home 1st to cool down!!
post #10 of 18
put on an old fashioned bathing cap! LOL

When I was a kid, I never understood why girls with short hair had to wear a bathing cap but the boys with long hair didn't have too! That was the requirement of the public pools I went to. Go figure..
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
LOL I went, I soaked, I am re-born.
I can't find any bathing caps, and by the way, I am a (aging) punk rocker
My mom had to wear a cap when she used the school swimming pools as a kid too.

And my hair is maybe an inch long, I'm bleaching for white tips once my hair grows out, sort of a reverse frost job, it's just easier to do it this way since my hair is already short.
post #12 of 18
They make swimmer's shampoo... maybe invest in that and use it weekly or somesuch...
post #13 of 18
If your hair is long enough for a ponytail, tie it back and up as high as you can. Just go in deep enough without getting your hair wet.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
And I don't remember the last time I saw anyone with green hair from pool chlorine, so it either rarely happens, or it's never noticeable.
I've only ever seen it once and that was when i was on holiday in Greece several years ago. The poor girl arrived the day after we got there and went in the pool after 9.p.m when they put the chlorine in, so she had 2 weeks of it looking a dirty shade of green
post #15 of 18
Green hair is nothin', darling! At least you still have yours!

My friend, Kitty, tried to bleach her hair from black to white.. and it melted, literally, from the chin down (originally it was to her waist). She had hair goo under her fingernails.

Feel better now? =D
post #16 of 18
I dye my hair and swim a lot, so I always wear a (funky coloured) cap, and then use the swimmer's shampoo afterwards.
When I was a kid in Singapore my hair was naturally blonde. We lived in the pool, and sure enough, our hair took on a definite green tinge! We thought it was cool.
post #17 of 18
I didn't think bleached hair turned green anymore. That happened when hair products were not as advanced as they are now. Surely you are using something other than pure bleach, right? I would assume you are using a brand name hair treatment?
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
coat w/conditioner, then put it into a bun. [assuming your hair is long, btw!]


thats what i have to do when i first get my highlights touched up. works like a charm. Just buy a cheap heavy conditioner just for this purpose.

coat your hair in the conditioner. its ok if its dry when you do this! the if its long enough, put into a bun or its its to short for a bun, try a clip.
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