It’s summer, anybody who has access to a pool wants to be in it. But when your beautiful blonde creation comes back in a couple weeks with a green tint, you wonder, defeatedly “why”. We know the why! And we can tell you how to prevent it.
When your clients jump in the pool, they — and their hair — hit hard water. This is true for any pool — chlorine or saltwater. How? Well, saltwater pools are still chlorine-based, they just go through a generator to turn that salt into chlorine. If you have copper in the water, it will bind to the hair strand and tint blonde hair green when in contact with chlorine. Now you know!
The copper in the water that binds to the hair can be found through washing the hair or swimming itself. That’s what the copper does! So then, what part does the chlorine play? When chlorine comes into contact with the hair, it oxidizes the copper molecule within the hair, resulting in a green tint.
Although it’s not only blonde hair that this happens to, the tint is just a lot more noticeable on blondes and platinums.
Copper and other metals aren’t bad for the hair’s health, but they do kind of put a damper on the oxidation process when lightening or coloring hair – and when you want to dip your head in the pool this summer. So, ta-da! In walks L’Oréal Professionnel’s Metal Detox to save the day yet again. You can’t get rid of chlorine by switching to a saltwater pool, but you can remove the copper!
By using L’Oréal Professionnel’s Metal Detox, a patented 3-step professional protocol, you can effectively neutralize metals and detoxify hair to prevent the green demon. With copper neutralized, the chlorine won’t cause the chemical reaction. Be sure to check out L’Oréal Professionnel’s Metal Detox anti-deposit protector mask, which prevents new particles from coming back into the hair! – It’s kinda perfect.
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How many times have you seen this happen in the summertime? Let us know in the comments!