The swimming pool service contractors from SwimRight Pool Service and Repair in Scottsdale, Arizona sometimes hear, “Why is my hair green?” For many do-it-yourselfer pool owners, the possibilty of green hair is certainly something they may face — especially blondes. Working with an experienced swimming pool service contractor will virtually assure you don’t wake up with green hair.

Swimming pools, unless they are natural, contain chlorine and other chemicals that — if not properly balanced — can lead to dull, brittle hair and in some cases can give your hair a greenish hue. Working with an experienced pool contractor can help assure your hair remains shiny, bouncy and healthy all swim-season long.

Why is my hair green?

  1. Swim caps can protect your hair from chemicals. Not everyone wants to wear a swim cap, though, but it is an option. Swim caps may not be the most fashionable option, but competitive swimmers who have prolonged exposure to sun and chemicals understand their importance.
  2. Shower and shampoo as soon as you’re done swimming. This option will remove chemicals from your body and your hair. If you don’t want a full shampoo and condition, at least take the time to rinse it thoroughly.
  3. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the swimming pool this summer — and of course you are, it’s triple digit heat here in Arizona! — look for hair care products specifically aimed at protecting your hair from the havox chemicals in the pool water can wreak on your hair.

Wear a hat when you’re relaxing poolside — this will protect your hair and it will also protect the delicate skin on your face from the damaging rays of the sun. Talk with us the next time we pay a service visit because if you’re experiencing dry skin and itchy eyes or green air, we will want to adjust the pool chemistry.