How-To: Remove Swimmer’s Green Hair Discoloration

Written by Malibu C Education TeamMay 17, 2024

Read time 5 min

Malibu C Removing Swimmers Green

Many people believe chlorine causes hair to turn green after swimming, however it’s actually caused by copper. As a stylist, encountering clients with green swimmers' hair is common, especially during the summer months. Chlorine in the pool acts as an oxidizer, turning the copper buildup on hair green. This causes frustration for both clients and stylists alike.

However, stylists can easily remove this green discoloration and restore clients’ hair to its natural beauty by using Malibu C Crystal Gel for in-salon services and recommended at-home maintenance.

Malibu C Crystal Gel for In-Salon Services

Malibu C Crystal Gel is a powerful professional service designed to remove mineral buildup, chlorine, copper and other impurities from the hair. It preps the hair for all chemical services and gives a clean canvas to prevent undesirable results. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use it effectively:

Step 1: Shampoo the client's hair with Malibu C Un-Do-Goo >pH 9 Shampoo to remove any surface dirt and oils, then rinse the hair.

Step 2: Activate the Malibu C Crystal Gel by thoroughly mixing with 2 oz. of warm water to form a gel. Apply the mixture evenly throughout the hair, using maximum pressure to work in the gel and ensure complete saturation.

Step 3: Cover the hair with a plastic cap and allow to process under heat for 5 to 45 minutes.

Step 4: After processing, thoroughly rinse the hair with warm water, then shampoo again with Un-Do-Goo Shampoo.

Step 5: If providing a chemical service, apply Malibu C Miracle Repair following the service. Conditioner is not recommended immediately prior to a chemical service. Instead, apply Miracle Repair immediately after step five to restore protein and softness in the hair.

Malibu C Swimmers Wellness Collection for At-Home Maintenance

To maintain the health and vibrancy of clients’ hair in-between Malibu C Crystal Gel services, stylists can recommend the Malibu C Swimmers Wellness Collection for at-home use. The collection includes:

  • Swimmers Wellness Shampoo: Gently removes chlorine, copper and other impurities, while restoring moisture and shine to the hair.
  • Swimmers Wellness Conditioner: Detangles, softens and hydrates the hair, leaving it feeling silky-smooth and manageable.
  • Swimmers Wellness Remedy: A powerful wellness remedy that eliminates green discoloration, restores vibrancy and prevents future buildup. Can be used weekly, or as frequently desired for mineral buildup.
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When combined, the Malibu C Crystal Gel in-salon service, at-home maintenance and Malibu C Swimmers Wellness Collection can help clients say goodbye to green swimmers' hair for good.

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