Summertime means swimming, and swimming means swimming pools. But too much time in all that chlorine can damage hair, and girls with lighter hair become susceptible to the dreaded green chlorine dye job. De-chlorinating shampoos get pricey, so here are three homemade ways to beat the green this summer.

1. Take a scoop of baking soda and mix it with some dish detergent (Dawn is recommended) in a dish. Work the mixture through your hair and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse out, condition your hair, and voila! No more green.



2. Mix even amounts of vinegar and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour the mixture onto your hair and leave for five minutes. Rinse out and enjoy your de-greened hair.

3. This one takes the most prep, mostly because you have to leave out a can of Coke long enough for it to become flat. Mix the Coke with lemon juice, then pour the mixture all over your head. Using a shower cap (cheap plastic caps can be bought at a drugstore for a couple of bucks), leave the mixture in for ten minutes, then rinse out. This is the messiest of the three, but also the least harsh for your skin.


Do you have a trick for de-greening your hair, Lovelies?

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