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Re: green hair

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Posted by Marti on October 27, 2000 at 09:14:59:

In Reply to: green hair posted by Jean on October 27, 2000 at 01:12:14:

: My daughter (17) hair has been green for two years. We have tried stripping, coloring, cutting, various shampoos, water filters and nothing helps. She doesnt swim, takes birth control pills for acne. Stopped them for a couple of months but no help.It starts from ends and doesnt go all the way to roots-outer layers mostly. Could it be internal? WOuldnt that start at the roots? Please email me in case I cant find this site again! Thanks

Green hair (especially on the ends)signifies that there is a chemical in your water supply that is being absorbed into her hair. Chlorine in your water supply is probably the culprit -- ones hair does not always turn 'green' just from a swimming pool. You can test your water with the same little device that the pH level of a swimming pool is tested. Anything higher than 7.5 pH is too acidic -- especially considering that when the shampoo is mixed with the water, it can increase the pH level to well over 9. There are clarifying products that will help to remove the majority of the staining: Redken PreArt is a pre-treatment for removing excess chemicals and medication from the hair, and this can be followed with Redken's Cleansing Cream shampoo. These products are only available through professional salons and can be purchased in retail sizes. After you purchase the products, have your daughter apply the PreArt evenly to DRY hair, cover with a cap and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Without rinsing, spritz the hair with a little water, then apply the shampoo directly on top of the PreArt and massage together. Leave the mixture on the hair for 5 - 10 minutes, then dampen with water and work into a lather and end by 'shapooing' the hair. Rinse for 5 minutes. She shouldn't need to apply a conditioner because the PreArt will not 'rough up' the hair shaft. It will take several treatments to remove the discoloration depending on the depth of color. You could also take her to a salon that uses Redken products and have a temporary color/conditioning treatment (Shades EQ) applied to balance out the color. This color will not damage her hair as the activator is only 5 vol. by content.

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