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The most likely culprit when hair goes green is chlorine, which disinfects swimming pool water. Not only does chlorine give hair a dry texture, it reacts with both natural and synthetic color compounds in your hair. It can do major damage if you aren't careful. While baking soda's a cleaning pro around the home, it can't do anything to change green hues in hair.
Baking Soda and Hair
Baking soda can deep clean your hair, but it's not going to do anything about the green tint. If you need to remove buildup from styling products, try this remedy next time you're in the shower. First, pour a teaspoon of baking soda in your hand. Add your usual amount of shampoo. Combine the two and lather the mixture in your hair. Let the baking soda penetrate for several minutes. Rinse out to enjoy clean, residue-free hair.
Homemade Green Tint Removers
One classic remedy to try when chlorine gets the best of your hair relies on tomato juice. Coat your hair with 1/4 cup of the red liquid, using more if you have really long tresses. Allow the tomato juice to soak in for five minutes, then rinse out in the shower. Shampoo your hair with your go-to shampoo, and rinse out. Condition your hair as normal. Post-shower, the green tint will be gone.
If you spend a lot of time in the swimming pool, consider investing in a swimmer's shampoo. Sometimes called a green shampoo, this product is designed to strip out the green color without any extra effort on your part. Wash with this after you swim to enjoy healthy hair.
A few extra minutes or care before that swim prevents the green from taking root. Secure your tresses under a swimming cap to keep chlorine damage at bay. In a pinch, coat your hair with conditioner that contains silicone before you hop in the pool. The silicone-rich conditioner prevents the chlorine from seeping into your strands, so you don't develop a green tint.