June 16, 2011

The Green-haired Monster

One of my big "summer concerns" is that my daughters will end up with green hair from all the swimming they do. Their hair is light and we spend a lot of time in the pool. I'm not convinced the people who are responsible for putting the chemicals in the pool know what they're doing. My eyes always sting when I'm in the water. Any white parts of our bathing suits turn a dull yellow. I'm pretty sure green hair is next on the list.
I've been using Suave's Swim and Sport shampoo. It claims to get out the chlorine. So far, no green hair. Earlier this week we ran out of the shampoo. No big deal. When Hubby went to Sam's Club I had him buy a multi-pack of Suave kid's shampoo, the same multi-pack that contained the Swim and Sport shampoo last summer. It's not included this summer. I went to Target. There was an empty spot on the shelf where the shampoo should have been. I even looked for the L'Oreal Kid's version and couldn't find it. I went to Walmart. No Suave Swim and Sport. I just happened to walk past the baby section and found the L'Oreal Kid's version. I bought two bottles! 
If you know of a better way to get chlorine out of hair, let me know!


MaryAnne said...

I never even knew that pools could turn blonde hair green until a couple years ago! I'm glad you finally found some shampoo - hope it works!

Suzy said...

Thanks for the tip ... I have one blondie and I probably wouldn't have thought to use a special shampoo until his hair was already green. Still haven't made our first trip to the pool this summer, but it's a-comin'!

Writer Lady said...

I recognize the problem. My daughter cried when someone told her her pale blonde hair had turned green. Fortunately, like you, we found a shampoo that fixed it.

km said...

I was a blonde on the swim team and lifeguarding, so I had to worry about green hair every summer when I was growing up. Nexxus Aloe Rid shampoo worked well, but I found that putting some spray conditioner on my hair before swimming did wonders. I think it kept the chlorine from sinking in. Just don't tell the pool manager. He'll add more chemicals to counteract the conditioner!

Holly Ann said...

Oh, I hate it what I have to go all over town just to find one thing. I hope your shampoo lasts all summer! :)

By the way, I'd love it if you came by to link up with our blog hop this week: "What I Love About Me!" Mondays

Mom of 12 said...

Jealous that you get to spend so much time at the pool! We went last Friday and my Baby Doll was unhappy almost the entire time.

reanbean said...

I am not a big fan of swimming in general, but if I had a choice, I'd much rather swim in a lake or pond than a pool. I just hate chlorine- the way it smells, the way it feels in my hair. Yuck! We didn't spend much time in the pool last summer, but it may be a different story this year. I'll keep that shampoo in mind. Hopefully we won't need it, but I'll be on the lookout just in case.

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