If you are wondering can blonde hair turn green after colouring, the answer is yes. Blonde hair can turn green if it is in contact with high chlorine levels or hard water.
High chlorine levels and hard water are a treat to blondes because they can cause a chemical reaction that will result in green hair.
How can you prevent this from happening?
- Install a shower filter
- Avoid hard water
- Avoid pools a couple of days after you have dyed your hair
- Use a shower cap
- Wet your hair before going into the pool; never go in with dry hair
- Hydrate your hair with coconut oil
If you follow these tips, you will never have a hair mishap, and you will enjoy your colour. Also, high-quality bleach should be on your shopping list because low-quality ones might react to low levels of chlorine.
Keep reading this article if you want to learn more about blonde hair and how to take care of it properly.
How do you get green out of hair from chlorine?
If you end up with green hair because you went to the pool, after bleaching, you need to follow one of the recipes below to wash it out:
- Mix baking soda and water and “shampoo” your hair
- Mix tomato sauce and ketchup
- Mix lemon and apple cider vinegar
Do not expect any huge results after the first time; you need to apply these products 2-3 times before seeing any results.
You can mix the ingredients above; the more you mix, the faster you will see the results.
If these mixes don’t work for you, you can always try the red shampoo and red dye. Red neutralizes green; therefore, it will give you the best result.
We have mentioned how you can prevent this from happening, and you should keep that in mind if you love bleaching your hair. If your natural hair is just not fit for bleaching and you never get the colour you desire, just stop trying this technique.
How to take care of blonde hair?
If you have blonde hair, you need to specialize your hair care routine, and you can do that by following these tips below:
- Buy a sulfate-free, gentle shampoo with a ” for blondes” label.
- Use a leave-in and regular conditioner every week
- Protect your hair from heat
- Use a heat protector when you need to use a flat iron
- Avoid exposing your hair to the Sun
- Avoid hot water
- Use oils for dry ends
These tips will help you keep your hair healthy and shiny every day, especially if you bleach it often.
The best oil for blondes is jojoba, and our favorite is La Tierra Sagrada Jojoba. We also recommend argan, olive and morrocan, so don’t forget to try them out and choose the one that works for you.
Your hair care routine should depend not only on your hair’s colour but also on its needs and porosity.
Can you have blonde hair without bleach?
It is possible to have blonde hair without bleach, but only if your natural hair is lighter. If you have naturally dark hair, it won’t work well.
If you want to go 2-3 tones lighter, you can try out high lift dye, it has the same effect as bleach, but it is less damaging.
You can also try natural options for lightening your hair, like chamomile tea or lemon juice. In one of our articles, we go into detail about naturally lightening your hair, so don’t forget to check it out.
Keep in mind that blond hair, even though it is trendy, it often isn’t the best fit for everyone. You should talk to your hairstylist before making a drastic decision about your hair.
How often should you colour blonde hair?
You should redye your hair every 6-8 weeks if you want to avoid damage and dryness. In the meantime, you should focus on recovering and maintaining your hair before your next appointment.
Even if you don’t like the colour of your hair, you shouldn’t dye it again after a couple of days/weeks. You have put your hair under stress, and doing it again will cause more damage and hair fall out.
If you use bleach, you should prolong bleaching it again as long as possible. If you have balayage, then you can do that for six months without worrying about your hair.
If you are not satisfied with your hair in the meantime, you can always use purple/silver shampoo to give your hair a fresh look. The shampoo will tone your hair by getting rid of the yellow tones.
Conclusion: Can blonde hair turn green after colouring?
When blonde hair comes into contact with hard water or high chlorine levels, it can turn green. You should keep that in mind the next time you go to the pool or wash your hair with hard water after bleaching.
What can you do about it?
1. You can avoid green hair mishaps by installing water filters and avoiding the pool for a couple of days.
2. You can also wear a swimming cap just in case and oil your hair beneath it.
On the other hand, if it does happen to you, we have mentioned above a couple of things you can try out. The mixes include natural ingredients such as lemon, vinegar and tomato sauce, but also red shampoos and hair dyes.
You can try out the one that works best for you, and we hope you will get fast results. Prevention is key, but it is not a complete disaster if you end up with greenish hair; there are ways which you can use.
We hope this blog post gives you the information you need about blonde hair and green hair mishaps. If you have blonde hair, leave us your hair care routine in the comments below.
We would love to hear how all of you blondes take care of your hair, so leave us some suggestions.